KP03 Borodino - All-In-One (7 September 1812)
Borodino - 7 September 1812
The Battle of Borodino (Russian: Бороди́нское сраже́ние, tr. Borodínskoye srazhéniye; French: Bataille de la Moskova) was a battle fought on 7 September 1812 in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia.
The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and left at least 70,000 casualties, making Borodino the deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon's Grande Armée launched an attack against the Russian army, driving it back from its initial positions but failing to gain a decisive victory. Both armies were exhausted after the battle and the Russians withdrew from the field the following day. Borodino represented the last Russian effort at stopping the French advance on Moscow, which fell a week later. However, the French had no clear way of forcing Czar Alexander to capitulate because the Russian army was not decisively defeated, resulting in the ultimate defeat of the French invasion following the retreat from Moscow in October.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Kutuzov
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional: 4 Tactician Cards
• Commander: Napoleon
• 6 Command Cards
• Optional: 6 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• The French player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner for each Russian fortification hex a French unit occupies at the start of the turn.
• The Russian player gains 2 Temporary Victory Banners when a Russian unit occupies the Schevardino Redoubt at the start of the turn.
• The Kalatcha River is a fordable stream.
• The Moskva River is impassable.
• Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll rule is in effect. Saber rolls have no effect.