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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #5838 by GG
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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #5839 by GG
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For the fun: "La grande battles" doesn't mean much in French but I'll buy it for sure anyway LOL!
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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #5840 by Mark-McG
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La Grande Battles Napoleonics is the seventh expansion for GMT’s Commands & Colors: Napoleonics game system. The expansion features as many as 10 La Grande Battle scenarios, 10 EPIC engagements, and a number of standard-sized battles. The La Grande Battles battlefield is a whopping 11 hexes deep by 26 hexes wide, and there are two La Grande Battles mounted map boards (left and right) included in the expansion. The EPIC battlefield is 11 hexes deep by 20 hexes wide, which is almost double the size of the standard scenario battlefield of 9 hexes deep by 13 hexes wide. Two EPIC battlefield map sheets (left and right) are also included.

Special Bonus: There are two La Grande Battle extended size scenarios on a double-sided preprinted paper map, Waterloo 18 June 1815 and Borodino 7 September 1812. These two battles are 11 hexes deep by 29 hexes wide and because the battlefield is already printed with all the terrain and unit deployments, the time it takes to set up these battles is minimal.

Players will find a number of new units, including Polish French allies, British highlanders, KGL infantry and cavalry, plus all the unit blocks and rules needed when fielding these units in a battle.

The expansion also includes a number of Leader of Honor blocks. Leader of Honor blocks have a portrait of the Napoleonic leader and were first mentioned in the Generals, Marshals & Tacticians expansion #5. A Leader of Honor orders more units when a “Take Command” Command card is played. Please note, the number of Leader of Honor blocks for the various Napoleonic nations will vary and are determined in scale with each Napoleonic Army’s field commander status history.

This expansion also presents new rules for Iconic Commanders that are recommended for all EPIC and La Grande Battle scenarios. For example: When Napoleon is in command, because of his excellent grasp and flow of a battle, after the play of a Scout Command card, the French player, when drawing two new Command cards, can keep both cards and discard one Command card from his hand. When Wellington is in command, because of his keen eye for terrain, the British player prior to the battle may redeploy up to 4 hexes of units. For example: One unit could redeploy up to 4 hexes or two units 2 hexes each or four units 1 hex each, etc. Other Napoleonic nations also have their own unique Iconic Commander rules.

Knowing that it is not always easy to muster eight players, you will find that a scenario of EPIC Napoleonics will play out very well with just two players. It is highly recommended players give the EPIC scenarios a try, playing one on one. While a La Grande Battle game is best played with eight players (four players taking command on each side). The La Grande Battles rules found in this expansion, however, have be slightly modified from the La Grande Battles rules originally presented in EPIC Napoleonics expansion #6. Basically, we found after playing through these larger battle scenarios a number of times, that the updated rules will allow each player to be more involved and have greater control during the entire battle.

To experience the maximum enjoyment with these two Napoleonic game formats, both EPIC and La Grande Battle scenarios are best played using the Command card and Tactician card decks that were part of the Generals, Marshals & Tacticians expansion.

It is important to also note in order to play most EPIC Napoleonics scenarios, players will need a copy of the Commands & Colors: Napoleonic core game and many of its expansions (Spanish Army, Russian Army, Austrian Army, Prussian Army, Generals, Marshals & Tacticians, EPIC Napoleonics and La Grande Battles).

Again as I stated previously in the EPIC Napoleonics expansion, it is not the intention of GMT or myself, to require a player to buy multiple copies of the Napoleonic game to play a La Grande Battle scenario. I would truly hope, that two friends, both who own copies of the Napoleonic game and expansions could come together with their games, set up a La Grande Battles scenario and share in the fun with six more of their friends.

Although the scope and scale of our Commands & Colors Napoleonic game has increased two fold again, the basic rules of play for the most part, have remained the same. Welcome to the fun!

- Richard Borg

Tentative Component Listing
1 Rule & Scenario Booklet
2 La Grande Battles mounted map boards (left & right)
2 EPIC Battlefield map sheets (left & right)
2 double-sided La Grand Battle Extended Scenario preprinted maps (2 scenarios - Waterloo and Borodino)
5 double-sided La Grand Battle Scenario cards (10 La Grande Battle scenarios)
5 double-sided EPIC Scenario cards (10 EPIC Battle scenarios)
2 Terrain Effects summary cards
3 Terrain Tile, Counter & Marker Punchboards
30 double-sided Terrain Tiles
54 Victory Banner counters (9 French, 9 British, 9 Spanish, 9 Russian, 9 Austrian, 9 Prussian)
12 Square counters (2 French, 2 British, 2 Spanish, 2 Russian, 2 Austrian, 2 Prussian)
18 Garrison markers (3 French, 3 British, 3 Spanish, 3 Russian, 3 Austrian, 3 Prussian)
9 French Allied round markers
3 Spanish Guerrilla counters
3 Russian Mother Russia counters
3 Prussian Iron Will counters
1 Cardstock Courier Rack assembly
8 Custom Battle Dice
70 to 100 Unit Blocks & Labels
45 Leaders of Honor Blocks & Labels (this will be a mix of leader images for all armies)

Tentative Scenario List
6 December 1806 Pultusk - EPIC
8 February 1807 Eylau - EPIC
10 June 1807 Heilsberg - EPIC
14 June 1807 Friedland - EPIC
19 July 1808 Bailen - EPIC
28 March 1809 Medellin - EPIC
22 April 1809 Eggmuhl - La Grande Battle
21 May 1809 Aspern Essling - La Grande Battle
14 June 1809 Raab - La Grande Battle
28 June 1809 Talavera - La Grande Battle
19 November 1809 Ocana - EPIC
27 September 1810 Bussaco - La Grande Battle
22 July 1812 Salamanca - La Grande Battle
7 September 1812 Borodino - La Grande Battle Extended with Printed Map
13 February 1813 Kalish - Standard
13 February 1813 Kalish - EPIC
28 July 1813 Sorauren - La Grande Battle
26-27 August 1813 Dresden (Austrian Left Flank) - Standard
26-27 August 1813 Dresden - La Grande Battle
16 October 1813 Mockern - La Grande Battle
27 February 1814 Orthez - La Grande Battle
9 March 1814 Laon - La Grande Battle
10 April 1814 Toulouse - EPIC
10 April 1814 Toulouse - La Grande Battle
16 June 1815 Ligny - EPIC
16 June 1815 Quatre Bras - EPIC
18 June 1815 Waterloo - La Grande Battle Extended with Printed Map
18 June 1815 Wavre - EPIC

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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #5841 by GG
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The hard part of those good news is the huge delay we are gonna wait now until the ultimate delivery ... ARG! 2020? 2021?
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1 year 3 months ago #5842 by Mark-McG
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optimist.. 2022 is my guess

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1 year 3 months ago #5843 by GG
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Regarding my crazy life and my age: 3 years is a century now lol!
So I'll better forget this for now!
GG

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1 year 3 months ago #5844 by Mark-McG
45 Leaders of Honor Blocks & Labels

who dares to name them?

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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #5845 by GG
Replied by GG on topic LGB if alone to own the game?
There were only 2 official LGB scenarios and now 14 more are expected.
That is great but if we could manage to play the first two with a single collection (adding units with wrong colors from other nations) I'm afraid it's gonna be complicated for an isolated player with a full collection of the game (but many buddies playing with him) to play those 14 LGB scenarios with no extra units?
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1 year 3 months ago #5846 by Mark-McG
Hard to know without seeing the scenario setups, but I would suspect you can use substitute blocks/units from powers not in play to fill out the OB. In Ancients it is not uncommon to have 2 colour armies for Epic.

I can't see an situation where you run out of blocks entirely, and there are another 75-100 blocks in this expansion

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1 year 3 months ago #5847 by Mark-McG
45 Leaders of Honour - my guess
French
Augereau
Bessieres
Davout
Eugene
Grouchy
Junot
Kellerman
Lannes
Lefebvre
Macdonald
Marmont
Massena
Murat
Nansouty
Napoleon
Ney
Oudinot
Pontiatowski
Saint Cyr
Soult
Victor
English
Beresford
Crauford
Hill
Moore
Wellington
Spanish
Blake
Castanos
Cuesta
Russian
Bagration
Bennigsen
Dokhturov
Kutuzov
Sacken
Wittgenstein
Buxhowden
Constantine
Austrian
Archduke Charles
Archduke John
Archduke Ferdinand
Gyulai
Prussian
Blucher
Bulow
Thielmann
Yorck

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