All rules in english!
This new game is the sixth game from the "Vive l'Empereur" series of boardgames. The five first were published long ago and will be refit and republished soon. This is the largest napoleonic battle, 190,000 French versus 350,000 Allies, for the six days of this "battle of nations". It is also the biggest napoleonic game ever published: 10 maps, 6 counter sheets, 16 scenarios. It uses the robust version 3 of the standard rules, which has been developed for 20 years. Leipzig is more than a battle, its strategic and tactical diversity is huge. The game is available only in English, but the rules in French will be available online.
The battle of Leipzig was the largest battle of the Napoleonic wars and the largest battle in Europe until the First World War easily ranking as one of the largest battles in History.
Leipzig is a huge battle, as the battlefield is more than 15 km wide, and a very long battle, as the events spread over 6 days between October 14th and October 19th, 1813. The French eventually gather around 190,000 men, against 350,000. It is a succession of ferocious and quite independent battles. The Allied plan, although inelegant, proved to be successful as the odds allowed them to attack everywhere and keep the advantage. Even though using the interior lines, Napoleon was rarely in a position to take a serious strategic advantage while winning almost every of these battles because a 1:2 odd can not lead to a decisive victory against determined enemies.
However, you are now in charge of the army, and things can turn very different...
"Vive l’Empereur!" is a series of simulation games using a standard rules system and a set of exclusive rules specific to each battle. These particular rules include an historical commentary and the victory conditions for each scenario.
The aim of this system is to refight at the regimental scale the numerous battles fought during the Napoleonic Era in Europe, between 1805 and 1815. It uses a map on which the players move counters representing the combat units involved in these battles.
This game is the biggest Napoleonic game ever created: 10 maps, 6 counter sheets at the regiment scale, 16 scenarios including a campaign scenario covering 6 days of battle. It uses the robust version 3 of the standard rules, finalized after 20 years of game. If this game is a success, we will republish the previous games of this series, and of course new battles like Vitoria.
- 32" x 34" maps (scale 250m/hex)
- 980 counters including 700 units and 50 leaders
- 2 rule booklets: the Standard Rule Version 3 and the special rules
- 6 pages of army looses and tables
- 16 scenarios including a six-day campaign game