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[KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:34:03 AM »


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shakos/napoleon-1807-when-the-game-meets-history-0

[size=10]December 26th 1806 - Pultusk
February 8th 1807 - Eylau
June 14th 1807 - Friedland
February 19th 2019 - Napoléon 1807[/size]

After the defeats of Auerstedt and Jena, Prussia collapsed but has not yet surrendered. Their Russian ally arrives from the East to defy Napoléon. The tough Polish campaign is beginning.

When the game meets History :

Napoléon 1807 is a game at the crossroads of History and simulation. It uses the same game system as Napoléon 1806.
With Napoléon 1807, in 1 to 2 hours two players will relive the clashes between Russians and French in the heart of Winter 1806-1807 in Poland. Three campaigns are proposed that retrace the terrible events that will culminate in the famous battles of Pultusk, Eylau and Friedland.
Napoléon 1807 is intended for seasoned grognards as well as for young conscripts who want to try a new gaming experience. Strategy, anticipation, decision, are the engines of the Napoléon 1807 game
system.

The rules

The scenario booklet

A few videos made for the KS campaign...enjoy!

How to use the cards
https://youtu.be/WlYeZwXQHBo

How to win
https://youtu.be/6RyazdBiWMQ

Order of Battle and fatigue
https://youtu.be/kYtTBMXQY9w

How to move
https://youtu.be/vmfwqTUMmxY

How to fight
https://youtu.be/2t_v2KxaPp8

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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 03:35:37 AM »
Chapter 1 – From Napoléon 1806 to Napoléon 1807

For the second time in two years, the tsar's army arrived too late. The boldness, spirit and verve of the great army have defeated its ally, Prussia, in the battles of Jena and Auerstaedt. The retreat of the last Prussian troops led the French Army Corps in Poland, where the Russian battalions are assembling. To put an end to this new coalition, Napoleon must quickly defeat the Russians and conquer Königsberg where the King of Prussia, Frederick III, fled.






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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 07:54:35 AM »
Chapter 2 – The march to Warsaw

Napoleon wants to prepare the next campaign he plans for 1807. He intends to lock the confederates on a field of maneuvers he has determined. The Vistula will serve as a barrier to the incoming clashes. The first objective of the great army is to secure the crossing points of the river and in particular Warsaw, the starting point of its offensive and its operations centre. Learning that the Russians, at the end of November 1806, moved to Warsaw, Napoleon launched his troops on forced marches to flush them out. Murat at lowicz, the 24 November, engages in a classic cavalry confrontation, repels the enemy forward forces. Frightened by the masses advancing towards them, the Russians cross back the Vistula and position themselves defensively near Pultusk.

Napoleon 1807 will propose at least seven scenarios on the various campaigns against the Russians of Bennigsen: Pultusk (December 1806-January 1807), Eylau (January and February 1807) and finally Friedland (June 1807).

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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 12:39:52 PM »
Chapter 3 – The mystery Kamenski

Russian troops facing the great army are split into two contingents. The first under Benningsen's orders is already at work in Poland. The second, under command of Buxhowden, comes from Russia in support. It is composed mainly of the troops defeated at Austerlitz and its sole purpose is to support Bennigsen. The tsar desperately seeks a commander-in-chief to unite and lead them to the offensive because he wishes to wash the affront of the previous campaign. Field Marshal Général Kamenski, age 69, is his favorite. Glorified following his victories against the Turks, he left St. Petersburg for Poland on 22 November 1806. A month later he was present at Bennigsen's side but already showed his first failures. Completely overwhelmed by the task it has to do, he asks the tsar to be relieved due to a precarious health. The tsar still maintains him at his command and Kamenski launches his offensive to the west. Meanwhile, Napoleon began his movement from Warsaw and crossed the Wkra. The first clashes turn to the advantage of the French. Panicked, the field marshal ordered a general retreat to Russia and left the army, moving to Ostrolenka. He left Bennigsen alone in front of the French corps that started the envelopment of the Russian right.

The scenario of the Pultusk campaign of Napoleon 1807 shows three commanders in the Russian side: Bennigsen, Buxhowden and Kamenski. They follow the generic rules of Napoleon 1806 and have to be stacked with corps of their army. Kamenski by its only presence gives a malus to the movement of the stack it accompanies.

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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 12:39:55 PM »
Chapter 4 – The battle of Pultusk

Taking advantage of the Russian staff's hesitations, Napoleon launched his offensive from the Vistula river. Faithful to his principles he relies on the vivacity of his troops to outflank his enemy and cut them from their lines of communication, Ostrolenka, to Russia. The corps of Davout and Augereau, associated with the cavalry reserve, began their bypass manoeuver while Lannes'corps aim was to fix them. But Poland in December is not Saxony a few months earlier, movement is laborious due to mud, snow and cold. The Russians managed to retreat easily without being surrounded and Lannes and his 20.000 men have to face 45.000 opponents determined to hold the town of Pultusk and its bridge over the Narew. On 26 December 1806, despite a precarious situation, Lannes attacked the strong Russian positions. A fierce and indecisive battle is fought where neither side can make a decision. The bogged down cavalry cannot exploit the victorious efforts of the infantry. The battle ends in a bloody status quo, a prelude to the clashes of future Napoleonic campaigns.

The mud makes its appearance in Napoleon 1807. After a round of rain the mud card is played meaning fatigue and doubled movement costs. The players will soon find out that the great rides of Napoleon 1806 are no longer valid.




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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 01:28:26 PM »
Chapter 5 – 26 December 1806, Golymin, the twin battle of Pultusk

At the same time, further north, the second Russian contingent under Buxhowden is in full retreat. Completely dispersed by the bad weather and Kamenski's hesitation, the troops are in full disarray. Prince Galitzin in charge of the 4th Russian division is trying to gather some lonely regiments that he integrates with his division around the crossroad at Golymin, 4 miles north of Pultusk. Unfortunately for him, the village is also on the road of the 3th and 7th French Corps trying to overflow the Russians and cut the lines of communication of Bennigsen who is facing the 5th Corps of Lannes. A meeting battle is inevitable. But, like the Russians, the French under the orders of the marshals Augereau and Lannes stretch into long columns. Burdened by incessant rains, it turns in a confrontation of exhausted men and horses. The irresistible momentum of the French regiments and their great mobility, the intrinsic quality of the Great Army, are useless at Golymin. It's a matter of courage, tenacity and frontal assault. The Russian army has nothing to envy in this area. The battle is bloody and indecisive but at night, the Russians, as in Pultusk, can withdraw without being greatly damaged. Napoleon's maneuver to defeat quickly the Tsar's army failed.

With the losses suffered, the Great Army will lose its veterans from the wars of Italy, Austerlitz and Jena. Conscripts incorporated, even if they retain the courage of their elders, will weaken, due to lack of military experience, its general value. In Napoleon 1806, for every battle card draw, the French Player had 1 chance out of 2 to provoke a loss to their opponent, with Napoleon 1807, this probability drops to 1 chance out of 3. The great army finds itself at the level of its adversaries.




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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 02:35:04 PM »
Napoleon 1807 - Chapter 6 - Winter quarters

The battles of Golymin and Pulstuk ended the first phase of Napoleon's campaign. Unable to surround and destroy the Russian Army, the Great Army cannot risk itself any further east. The troops, exhausted by incessant fighting and terrible weather, have an urgent need for rest. The Russians, on their side, are in a similar expectation, too happy not to be pursued by Murat's squadrons. The two armies therefore enter their winter quarters. Napoleon returned to Warsaw to prepare his spring offensive, but Bennigsen's intentions are going to be completely different...



Napoleon 1807 must simulate the entrance of the armies in their winter quarters. For this, each side has a card of the same name. As soon as a side totals 5 points of losses during the scenario, it adds this "winter quarter" card to its deck. When both players draw this event, the game ends at the end of the current turn. End of games will therefore be more random than for Napoleon 1806.



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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 03:56:50 AM »
The English version of the Napoléon 1807 rulebook! Compared to Napoléon 1806 rules, we worked heavily on the layout and organization of the rules in order to make them easier to tackle. Do not hesitate to tell us what you think!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LdYnb23fwfw6gv9UZkX_yUdZkY8CkL3l/view?fbclid=IwAR3R1leyNc6oNHyKABNo_P3oKCfKzm8-E_5AZFvPG6Js0oWaYXhOlqvIqfg

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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2019, 01:13:30 PM »
A few videos made for the KS campaign...enjoy!

How to use the cards
https://youtu.be/WlYeZwXQHBo

How to win
https://youtu.be/6RyazdBiWMQ

Order of Battle and fatigue
https://youtu.be/kYtTBMXQY9w

How to move
https://youtu.be/vmfwqTUMmxY

How to fight
https://youtu.be/2t_v2KxaPp8


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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2019, 12:46:29 PM »
More than 20k$ and 200 backers! Thanks all for this great start.

Sorry for the long delay to do this update but we were on the road to Cannes, South of France, for the biggest game fair in France. If you attend it, you can meet us, and play Napoléon 1806 and 1807, on the "Carré d'Histoire". If you are not there, we will take pictures and videos to show you the lucky gamers battling on the Prussian and Polish battlefields.

Napoléon started its long march to Königsberg. He already defeated two of our Stretch Goal but there is still lots of them to overcome. So do not hesitate to spread the word around and recruit for the Great Army.

But let's take a look at the two stretch goals you tackled already.

The 4 pages booklet will allow you to jump into the battle right away. It will introduce simplified rules focusing on the main mechanisms of the system. Perfect to learn the game easily and to play with younger gamers.

The extra scenario will bring scenario count to 8. It is a "battle" scenario focusing on the Friedland battle. The two sides are face to face and the combat will erupt quickly all around the battlefield. There will be only one victor!


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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2019, 12:51:31 AM »
Napoléon keeps moving and we will print the Orders of Battle on cardboard 2mm!

Now, it's time to show the next challenges Napoléon must overcome!

You have been asking us a lot about dice. That’s normal, we all love rolling dice! For those who own Napoléon 1806, we have dice in the box that we offered following our first successful KS campaign. They are custom engraved dice and they are great, as you can see on the picture at the end of this update.

The dice are meant to replace cards during battles. In fact, instead of revealing cards you throw the same number of dice. It changes the game as the deck of cards renew less quickly, and there are more probabilities to see a specific event happens. But whatever, the most important thing is that you will be able to do what you want, cards or dice, and have fun doing it!

One more thing, results on dice and cards depend on the side and the period. In Napoléon 1806 the French are at their top, so they get much better possible results than the Prussians. But in Napoléon 1807, French troops are exhausted, less efficient and they face a much tougher challenger… To show this, the French dice (and cards combat effects) are different in 1806 and 1807! That's the kind of persistence we bring to the Conquerors Series!

Lastly (this time) we are currently in the biggest gaming fair in France in Cannes. You will find below a few picture of people playing Napoléon 1806, and the demo game of Napoléon 1807!






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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2019, 03:01:08 PM »
There was the 300 of the Termopylae, and the 271… of Napoléon 1806!

271 this is the number of backers of our first project, Napoléon 1806. In these 271, there was friends, family members, and totally unknown persons that trusted two French guys lost in Ardèche in the South of France. I can believe that it was not a so easy decision to take!

For those that was in with us, I think that you remember it was a long and exhausting march. The project was funded just 4 hours before the end! So, again many thanks to you, the 271 that helped to make a dream come true.

Today we passed this milestone of 271 backers. As I speak you are 289 backers supporting us. We are more known than before, we released a game and we can count on a US partner, Golden Games (thanks Marc, Rachel, Rob, Nikki, Jon and Alex). So it is a bit easier than for Napoléon 1806. But again this is thanks to you that we will be able to release a new game and continue the great adventure we started two years ago.

Thanks.

Julien and Denis
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shakos/napoleon-1807-when-the-game-meets-history-0?ref=9xogq3