Played Busacco EPIC today with 8 players, took about 4 hours (incl Lunch) and a fair deal of explanations as first game for 4 players, and other 3 had played 1-4 times each.
Generally there were enough blocks from 1 set with the following exceptions and replacements
French Light Infantry - used Young Guard blocks to supplement
Portuguese Line Infantry - used Spanish Line Infantry blocks to supplement
French Right smashed the Allied Left. French Left held and reinforced Centre. French Centre generally beaten back. French won 12-9
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Played at my gaming club, 13-7 for the French. The first two turns were crucial with a lot of good cards for the French, allowing them to crush the portuguese (right) flank with LGM and other powerful cards. One of the French field commander then skillfully used his cavalry to generate squares there, removing the initiative from the English players. The use of 3 tactician cards in one turn sealed the battle's fate.
As this battle is a British victory, I wonder if there is a need to make things easier for the British side? Or maybe 7 games isn't enough to see if the scenario is balanced/favors the winning side.