Billy Riley, 21 December 2023 ~ #UnboxingDay
This is the second game I have on the Napoleonic era – both from Hexasim – and they are excellent quality.
I have no idea on this era…this is new to me.
This one focuses on The Battle of Quatre Bras in 1815.
Some gentleman riding horses
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The back of the box gives you an idea of the counters and map as well as details of the game. It’s a regimental scale with a medium complexity rating and medium to high solitaire suitability.
The game comes with 2 manuals. One is the Series Rules and the other is the scenario specific rules, scenario information and notes.
These add some additional flavour during play
The counters for these games are just a work of art, and pre-rounded
Player Aid Cards
The player aid cards are excellent quality and in colour. They have some key information you will find useful during game play.
Setup and Orders Maps
These help you setup and keep track of orders issued. I’m not fully aware of the game play so I can’t explain fully what they’re used for.
Setup and Reinforcement Cards
These show you exactly what formations are present in each of the scenarios as well as any reinforcements due.
It is a beautiful map and the graphics kind of set the theme for the game. It’s 24” x 33” but there is a smaller strip of map and I’m not sure of the reason for that – maybe an extension to the main map which would make sense given the size of this second map strip which are 9” x 33”
If it is an extension to the main map, then that would make the total map area 33” x 33”.
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