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1870: The War Against the Empire

1870: The War Against the Empire

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1870 is the first in a new su-series of game within the 2140 series called the Long Century Operational Series civer the 19th century conflicts at a unique operational scale.  1870 covers the first month/phase of the Franco-German war, in which the combined armies of Germany oerwhelmed the martial forces of Napoleon III in a lightning campaign of opportunity and maneuver, taking only a month to overthrow the Second Empire.

The French receive some benefits for their superior Chassepot rifle along with their fearsome Mitrailleuse and the Germans receive benefits for the overwhelming power of their Krupp Artillery.  While the French command structure allowed for larger unitsin terms of manpower, the German command structure and military doctrine at the time  (Aufftragstaktik, translated inton Mission-Tactics) allowed for greater flexibilitywiht more maneuverable forces, leading up to the decisive encirclement at Sedan sealing the fate of the Second Empire.

Research into the topic oer the past 5 years has been baked into all the mechanics of the game making for a fun and historically accurate simulatio of one of recent history's least understood conflicts.

Weight 7/10

Solitaire Suitability 8/10


140 x 0,5 inch counters

22 x 17 inch map


Time Scale: 2 days per turn

Map Scale: 10 miles per hex

Unit Scale: Corps and Army HQs

Players: 1-2

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