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Bussaco 20

Condition: NM
Condition Note: counters clipped
Our Price: $125.00

Bussaco 20
Category: War Games
Author: Lance McMillan
Publish Year: 2009
Dimensions: 5x8x.3"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148869882
Type: Ziplock
Series: #5

Bussaco 20


Marshal Massena has been left in command to pursue the British forces out of Spain when the fortunes of war turned to the advantage of Wellington’s Army of the Peninsula as it flees to Portugal, resulting in a battle that should never have happened.

Once again, the Napoleonic 20 game system expands, this time to a Portuguese pursuit where a delicious battlefield puzzle awaits both sides as armies and personalities clash in Bussaco 20. It is (literally) an uphill fight to the French, but the British are outnumbered and all is within the grasp of Marshal Massena –but will he grasp for victory or his mistress?

Featuring only modest complexity and a focused scope employing low unit density on the map (20 pieces or less) and dramatic, fast playing turns, it is the addition of ‘story-driven’ random event cards and night game turns that provide the operational pauses and “friction of war” that gives players a great feel for the parry-and-thrust of a Napoleonic grand battle as the armies close to bayonet-point to see which will break first!

One 8-page, color instructions booklet, with Standard and Optional rules included
One 2-page sheet of Exclusive rules
40 color, die-cut 5/8” mounted game pieces
12 random event cards
One 11” x 17" color game map
One 8.5” x 11” color player aid sheet
One 4.25” x 11” color player terrain effects chart

Number of Players: 2
Ages: 12 and up
Playing Time: approx. 55 minutes
Complexity: 4 on a 9 scale.
Solitaire Suitability: 5 on a 9 scale.
Scale: Each unit is 1 division, each hex is about 800 meters, and each turn is roughly 3 day hours (or 10 night hours.)