Judging by the last tournament, wondering if tweaking the four villages VP to instead just provide a temporary VP to the French if they occupy at least one village location would help, and simplify rules
My view is leave this one alone. In 2 plays, I found each game played out completely differently. One was a cavalry clash on the French Right, the other an infantry and artillery battle on the French Left.
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