GG07 Marengo (14 June 1800)
The Battle of Marengo, on 14 June 1800, between French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and Austrian forces took place near the city of Alessandria, in Piedmont, Italy. Near the end of the day, the French overcame Gen. Michael von Melas's surprise attack, driving the Austrians out of Italy and consolidating Napoleon's political position in Paris as First Consul of France.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commanders: Michael Von Melas
• 5 Command Cards.
• Option 3 Tactician Cards.
• Move First
• Commander: Napoleon Bonaparte (but late)
• 4 Command Cards (6 later).
• Option no Tactician Card.
• French late reaction:
At the end of turn 2 the French player draws 2 Tactician cards (option).
At the end of turn 3 the French player draws 3 Command cards (for a total of 6).
At the end of turn 4 the French player places 4 new units. That is 2 Line Infantry, 1 Horse Artillery and 1 Light Infantry with an attached Leader (Desaix) on 4 adjacent hexes of his own edge of the board. If not enough free hexes, the extra units are lost.
• The two building hexes of Marengo and Castel Ceriolo are each a Temporary Victory Banner Objective hexes (turn start) for the French if occupied at the start of his turn. As long as the unit remains on the objective hex it will count as a Victory Banner.
• The Fontanone brook do not stop the movements but any unit inside the brook combat with minus 1 die.
• The Bormida river is impassable.