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TITLE: March Attack: Napoleonic Wargames Rules March Attack Cover

AUTHOR: Mark Sims

PUBLISHER: Crusader Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

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PRICE (with date): $14.00 (in 2011)

REVIEWED BY: Mark “Extra Crispy” Severin

PERIOD COVERED: The Napoleonic Wars

THE BOOK:

PDF reviewed. The book runs 84 pages of which the rules occupy the first sixty three. The remainder of the book features troop ratings, leader ratings, charts, counters and advertisements. The book is color throughout, and features designer’s notes as well as an extended and detailed example of play.

SCOPE: March Attack is designed for fighting large (multi-corps) battles at the battalion level.

ARMY SIZE: Given the scope of the game, an army will require a substantial number of figures - several hundred per side for a multi-corps battle.

BASE UNIT: In March attack the base units are infantry battalions, cavalry regiments and artillery batteries.

GAME SCALES:

  • Ground Scale: 1” = 60 yards
  • Time scale 1 turn = 20
  • Figure/Base Ratio 2 bases = 1 battalion or regiment
  • Recommended Figure Size: Not stated.
  • Table Size: Not stated.
  • Game Length: Most games should be playable a long evening

BASING SIZES:

  • Infantry: 40 x 30 mm
  • Cavalry: 40 x 30 mm
  • Artillery: 40 x 40 mm
  • Leaders: 30 x 20 and 40 x 30 mm

TURN SEQUENCE:

STRATEGIC PHASE

  1. Both sides issue orders and roll for arrival
  2. Morale tests and compulsory movement
  3. Engaged troops conduct skirmish combat
  4. Both sides attach and detach leaders
  5. Determine initiative

TACTICAL PHASE

  1. Active charges and movement
  2. Simultaneous firing phase
  3. Move chargers and resolve melee
  4. Change disorder markers

GAME MECHANICS:

The Orders System: The primary back.

Movement: As one would ex

Morale Rating: The combat

Artillery Fire: Artillery is a p

Fire Combat: Ranged

Melee: Melee is resolv

ARMY LISTS/SCENARIOS:

The rule book includes one scenario - Waterloo - as well as army lists for several major nations. There are no lists for Spain.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS:

Shako is

PLAYER’S COMMENTS:

Not played.

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