Je suis Napoleon!
Hehe, no I’m just kidding. Though if you or a friend are any type of Napoleon impersonator, now would be a good time to go out and get noticed. It’s the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. As such many games and specials are popping up based on that historic battle. Wargame Shop has a new board game, Grand Empires Waterloo, that you can use to replicate the events of that day. The game is part of their Grand Empire series (as you can tell from the name). When you purchase the .pdf download, you get the game board, counters, and rules for the game.
The rules for the game are only eight pages long, but the represent three years of work. They’re described as being close to a tabletop war game, but played on a game board. The rules are simple, but are designed to give tactical depth and allows for surprise strategies. Game turns are broken down into three phases: Movement, Firing, and Melee. There’s also rules for counter-charges and getting in one last volley of fire before entering hand-to-hand combat.
The game is available now and is currently on sale for 50% off.