7 Borodino - Napoleon in Russia, 1812 - Boardgame - Noble Knight Games

Borodino - Napoleon in Russia, 1812

By: Columbia Games

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: War Games (Columbia Games)

MSRP $74.98


Product Info

Title
Borodino - Napoleon in Russia, 1812
Publisher
Category
Sub-category
Author
Tom Dalgliesh, Carl Willner
Publish Year
2012
Dimensions
9x12x2"
NKG Part #
2147482060
MFG. Part #
COL3212
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
210 Minutes

Description

Borodino was fought between the Army of Imperial Russia and Napoléon's Grand Armée on September 7, 1812. The battle ended with a French victory, but strategic defeat. Losses were terrible on both sides, but the Russians could replace theirs. One week after the battle Napoléon occupied an undefended Moscow, hoping to impose a peace, but after four weeks was forced to retreat home with calamitous results.

The historical battle involved wave after wave of frontal attacks by both sides, focusing on the Russian redoubts. However, the game will show all the options available to Napoléon and Kutuzov, including some not attempted historically. The French player has several possible lines of attack and the Russian player must try to anticipate and counter them all. The tactical interaction of Napoléonic infantry, cavalry and artillery is also emphasized, including cavalry charges and squares. This makes for exciting and tense gaming.

Movement and combat are resolved within areas. The game plays using the fast-paced Move-Move-Battle sequence seen in Shiloh. Players activate leaders to command divisions of the same corps. Game time is 3-4 hours.

Contents:

  • 103 wooden blocks
  • Labels
  • Mapboard
  • Rules 1.02
  • Orders of Battle
  • 4 Dice
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