The Coming Storm

Quadrigame of the Fourth Coalition October 1806 - June 1807

These four games explore the major battles of 1806-07, where the French Army encountered two different opponents with different capabilities, from the leadership-challenged Prussians in Saxony to the chaotic battle conditions in winter against the Russians.

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Napoleon at the Crossroads

The Highways to Leipzig 14 August - 25 October 1813

The Autumn of 1813 was the most active period in the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon at the Crossroads covers the Autumn campaign at a scale which focuses on the strategic issues and emphasizes playability, with several battle scenarios playable in an evening, and full campaign in about 8 hours.

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The Four Lost Battles

Grossbeeren, Katzbach, Kulm and Dennewitz

These four French offensives all occurred within a single fortnight minus an important ingredient: the Emperor himself. After winning two major battles in the Spring of 1813, Napoleon agreed to an Armistice, ostensibly to prepare a path for peace, but actually as a cover for further war preparations.

Seven Days of 1809

The Battles of Abensberg, Eckmuhl, and Ratisbon

HE TIME IS: 0500 hours., 17 April 1809
At the end of a 96-hour journey from Paris, as the Emperor stepped out of his carriage in Donauworth, Bavaria, his army was in an extremely hazardous position. Even if Davout and Massena had concentrated, the position would have been bad enough. But, thanks to Berthier's misunderstandings, they are ninety miles apart. The Archduke Charles, with nearly 90,000 men, is moving across the Isar River at Landshut. Two very easy marches will take his main body to the Danube at Kelheim or Ratisbon, whilst between Massena, in Augsburg, and Davout, in Ratisbon, were four days march. In this space there was nothing to oppose the Austrians except 27,000 Bavarian troops

Napoleon at Bay

Defend the Gates of Paris, 1814

Napoleon has decided on a bold move northward against the advancing Prussian Army, and the movement commands have already filtered down to the front line forces. Fifty-man patrols of cavalry vedettes from Doumerc's I Cavalry Corps are screening the countryside for any signs of the enemy, especially the dreaded Cossacks with their long lances. But on this occasion, the Cossacks are off their guard and oblivious to the storm approaching. Napoleon at Bay gives you the vedettes, to conceal friendly forces and find enemy concentrations.

1806: Rossbach Avenged

Napoleon's Jena-Auerstadt Campaign

October, 1806: Zeitz, SaxonyThe commander of Napoleon's cavalry, Marshal Joachim Murat, found his staff interrogating the postmaster, minister, and mayor. A spy came forward with the critical piece of information they sought—the Prussian and Saxon armies lay to the west and north. This was put into a dispatch by an officer sitting outside the beer hall. A horse was brought for the spy who went with the dispatch to Napoleon's headquarters, 20 miles away. The whole army would soon make a sweeping left turn.

The Emperor's War 1805 - 1815

La Guerre de l'Empereur

La Guerre de l'Empereur is a game of maneuver and battle between the forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and six other nations that both opposed and supported him at various times in the years between 1805 and 1815. Anywhere from two to seven players vie for dominance of early 19th Century Europe. As the French player, you'll set Napoleon and his armies upon a continent whose differing political statures plays right into your hands. The greatest army in Europe is at your hands...

The Last Days of the Grande Armée

The Four Days of Waterloo, June 15-18, 1815

The time is: 1630 hrs., 15 June 1815...The Imperial Guard light cavalry of Lefebvre-Desnottes encountered the Nassau infantry of Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. The Duke had taken the initiative to move one of his two regiments south from the vital crossroads of Quatre-Bras, in the rolling countryside of Flanders, to delay the lead elements of the French advance. The French horsemen found the village of Frasnes occupied by a regiment of 1500 Orange-Nassau infantry. The Guard troopers began to ride around the town on both sides, threatening a double envelopment. Observing this, the Nassauers started to withdraw back up the road toward Waterloo.

Bonaparte in Italy

The Defense of Mantua & the Quadrilateral, July 29, 1796 - January 30, 1797

Like a thunderstorm from out of the Alpine foothills, Marshal Wurmser's Austrian army jolted the French advanced guard of General Massena from their entrenched heights on Monte Baldo. Bonaparte summarized the bleak situation: "The enemy have broken through our line in three places; they are masters of La Corona and Rivoli. Massena has been compelled to yield to superior forces; Sauret has begun his retreat to Desenzano, and the enemy has captured Brescia and the bridge of Ponte San Marco. You see that our communications with Milian are cut off."

Highway to the Kremlin

Napoleon's March on Moscow, June 24 - December 13, 1812

Napoleon rode upstream from Kovno to select a crossing place over the Niemen River. Removing his familiar colonel's coat he put on the jacket and black-silk kalpak of a Polish lancer. His companions who all advised against this invasion, Berthier, Davout, Caulaincourt, and the engineer Haxo-did the same. The Emperor was in a pensive, somber mood. Galloping back to headquarters, a startled hare got under his horse, causing him to fall.

The Sun of Austerlitz

Napoleon's Campain in Moravia, 1805

Napoleon arrived from headquarters to meet with his key Marshals on the Pratzen Plateau. The Pratzen commanded a wide view of the whole region, and he was determined to fight here. Standing on the summit near a feature called the "Stari Vinohrady" and gazing eastward, Napoleon and his marshals beheld an amazing sight: the entire enemy army, some 72,000 strong, emerging from the village of Austerlitz and marching straight toward the heights on which they stood.