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Shadow of the Eagle


The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars are one of the most tempting and popular of military periods to wargame. The paradox is that the period can also be intimidating to those wishing to game it – there is so much to know and understand.

Shadow of the Eagles was written to make the period more accessible, by providing a set of rules a little simpler than many of the popular sets.

Experienced Napoleonic gamers may appreciate a relatively straightforward alternative to the other excellent rule sets already available.

We think Shadow of the Eagles is an enjoyable and easy to learn game. We hope you like it.

VIEWABLE COPY -  NON PRINTABLE - This is a tablet friendly version for the wargamer on the go. Please consider purchasing the hard copy version when it becomes available if you want a printed version of the rules.

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Steven K September 14, 2021 2:28 pm UTC
Does this rules only version contain the scenarios?
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Keith F September 19, 2021 1:10 pm UTC
No Steven. Just the rules.
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Keith F August 19, 2021 6:04 pm UTC
And if you click on 'full size preview' the introduction tells you the same thing.
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Keith F August 19, 2021 3:52 pm UTC
It does say on the cover 'Rules Only Version'.
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Muir R August 06, 2021 8:11 pm UTC
beware, in case you feel the only difference is the fact this is pdf vs physical book ..... this does not have the full book contents - only the rules - none of the ancillary material in the 140 page physical book is included. I think the descriptions is quite misleading and should spell this out clearly to avoid confusion and potential disappointment - esp for those living outside the UK who may choose this format to avoid high postage costs.
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Keith F May 24, 2021 5:33 pm UTC
Gentlemen, I feel your pain. If you want to get an idea of what you're buying, simply search for and go to the 'About the Rules' page. If that's not enough, all your questions will be answered on the Forum.

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David S January 10, 2023 2:01 pm UTC
I am surprised that instead of apologising and getting Wargame Vault to put better details in both the product title and the product description you would treat customers which such contempt. How on earth do you think it's reasonable -- and as the author, no less -- to tell potential customers to go and look up details elsewhere for themselves? Don't you think that is the purpose of the product description here? It should not even require looking further at the the thumb print and preview. It should be there clearly in the product description. YOU know what's not in the pdf product.

So, "If you want to get an idea of what you're buying", you go to another site! -- you know how ridiculous that sounds?
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John B April 24, 2021 9:03 am UTC
Heck of a price for a 48page non-printable pdf.
Think I'll pass.
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martin P March 27, 2021 11:02 pm UTC
Need to have more preview material to look at - the price is pretty high for a download product and there is no way of telling what these rules are like without a look at some of the mechanics.
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Geza P April 19, 2021 10:44 pm UTC
What he said!
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