VENGEANCE IS COMING IN EARLY 2015
From Sam Mustafa, author of Grande Armée, Might & Reason, Lasalle, Maurice, and Longstreet, comes BLÜCHER, the newest game in the HONOUR series.
Blücher is a tabletop game of great battles in the Napoleonic Wars. The player takes the role of a general commanding a large army in a famous or fictional encounter. Units represent large forces such as brigades of infantry or cavalry and concentrations of massed artillery.
FACT AND FICTION
Use Blücher to recreate your favorite historical battles, or use its army-building system to create fictional armies from seven major nationalities and a host of minor allied forces.
SCHARNHORST: The Campaign System
Blücher includes a campaign system called Scharnhorst which acts as a pre-game. Players plot the movement of their columns along roads and across the countryside. They must make the difficult decisions about spreading out their forces to control key points, while remaining within supporting distance in order to mass for a battle once the enemy has been located.
Of course your opponent may not let you fight on the field of your choice, with all the forces you would like. Was it wise to have sent so much of your cavalry on reconnaissance now that they arrive late and fatigued for the battle? Did you neglect to secure a key road or town in the rear of your position, forcing you to fight at a disadvantage?
Blücher may be played with or without miniatures. If you are new to Napoleonic gaming, or if you just want a game that you can take anywhere and set up in ten minutes on any flat surface, the unit cards offer a wonderful and attractive option to collecting large armies of figures.
THE HUNDRED DAYS
The Hundred Days is the first expansion set for Blücher: a boxed set of 216 richly colorful heavy-duty poker-sized cards, providing you with all the units of the three armies in the 1815 campaign, as well as cards for famous personalities, objectives, and other useful things.
They are perfect for introducing new players, or for setting up What-If battles, or for those evenings when you’d rather spend your time playing, rather than setting up figures and terrain.
For the price of one box of miniatures, you can have three large armies and a full campaign, all of which can be set up in just a few minutes.
Blücher will be published in early 2015 as a full-color hardback book of 176 pages. The Hundred Days will be released at the same thatBlücher is.
More information will be forthcoming as the publication date nears.