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Generals, Marshals, Tacticians is the fifth expansion for GMT’s Commands & Colors: Napoleonics game system.
The Commands & Colors Napoleonics game system allows players to effectively portray epic Napoleonic battles, as well as smaller historical actions. The scale of the game is flexible and varies from battle to battle. In some scenarios, an Infantry unit may represent an entire division, while in others a unit may represent a single regiment or battalion. During play, the Command cards drive movement, while creating a “fog of war”, and the battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently.
The stylized battlefield maps emphasize the important terrain features and highlight the historical deployment of forces in scale with the game system. Finally, the Napoleonic tactics you will need to execute to gain victory conform remarkably well to the advantages and limitations inherent to the various Napoleonic National Armies of the day and the battlefield terrain features on which they fought.
There are 18 historical scenarios in this expansion. A number of the scenarios focus on the engagements of the French army of 1813 against the Russian, Austrian and Prussian armies around Leipzig.
The expansion also introduces a brand new deck of Tactician cards. The Tactician cards, along with the updated deck of Napoleonic Command cards, are designed to spice up each and every player’s Napoleonic experience by enhancing the role of Leaders on the battlefield, without adding additional complexity or pages of rules. Overall, the Tactician cards add some exciting new command possibilities to the scenarios included in this expansion. Also included is a comprehensive listing of Commander tactical ratings for all Commands & Colors Napoleonics scenarios released to date. This listing will allow players to refight any previously released Napoleonic scenario using the
new Tactician card deck, the updated set of Command cards and these Generals, Marshals & Tacticians rules.
ScenariosSahagun (cavalry action) - 21 December 1808 (British vs French)
Sorauren (French right early afternoon) - 28 July 1813 (British/Portuguese vs French)
Sorauren (French left) - 28 July 1813 (British/Portuguese vs French)
Göhrde - 18 September 1813 (Coalition Allies vs French)
Wartenburg - 3 October 1813 (Prussian vs French)
Dohna - 9 October 1813 (Russian vs French)
Leipzig - Liebertwolkwitz (morning) - 14 October 1813 (Russian/Prussian vs French)
Leipzig - Liebertwolkwitz (afternoon) - 14 October 1813 (Russian/Prussian/Austrian vs French)
Leipzig - Lindenau - 16 October 1813 (Austrian/Russian vs French)
Leipzig - Möckern (French right) - 16 October 1813 (Russian/Prussian vs French)
Leipzig - Möckern (French left) - 16 October 1813 (Prussian vs French)
Leipzig - Gohlis - 17 October 1813 (Prussian vs French & Allies)
Brienne - 29 January 1814 (Russian vs French)
Chateau-Thierry - 12 February 1814 (Prussian vs French)
Vauchamps - 14 February 1814 (Prussian/Russian vs French)
Orthez (French Right) - 27 February 1814 (British/Portuguese vs French)
Orthez (French Left) - 27 February 1814 (British/Portuguese vs French)
Hougoumont - 18 June 1815 (British/Allies vs French)
(In order to play many of the scenarios in this expansion, the basic game or earlier expansions, you will need a copy of the Commands & Colors Napoleonic game and the Spanish, Russian, Austrian and Prussian expansions.)