Napoleon still needed to get to Paris, with much of his army, the Royalist (and Prussians ) were to halt him.
So basically it was a small playtest with most players new to the rules. I had no idea about the possible number of players and so brought enough commands for 8 although only 5 corps were used, each having 6-9 elements. On the 6 foot by 4 foot table we had some 37 elements and as can be seen in the photos still plenty of room for maneuver.
|Barry's Prussians attack across the bridge|
|The Naval Artillerymen in the fore, French National Guardsmen in support.|
|The small table still allowed for much maneuver room|
|The Prussian masses moving|
|"Now dear, remember to ...."|
The rules are certainly focused on this. They were taken by the players well... or they were just being polite..... I did not have copies so all questions were done verbally and so I hoped I made mostly correct responses. The only real question was about the recoil which needs to be addressed. As with all rules, the more experience a player has, or in cases like this game where new players picked up on the concept quickly and played with the rules, the play will go faster. However 10 turns in about 2 hours is quite good and the battle was done to a conclusion. [ Napoleon was to reach Paris albeit with only a brigade of his Old Guard to accompany him!]
|"Paris is that way, Sire"|