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The Portable Napoleonic Wargame


Although the author is a late convert to the joys of Napoleonic wargaming, he soon began to see why so many wargamers love the period. As a result, he set out to write several sets of rules that would use similar game mechanisms to those in his other PORTABLE WARGAME rules, and that would enable him to fight a range of small, medium, and large battles on a relatively small tabletop. This book is the result.

Please note that all the rules have been designed to be used with a gridded tabletop made up of squares or hexes.

This book has ten chapters, four sets of rules, three exemplar battle reports, four appendices, a bibliography, and over one hundred and forty illustrations.

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • My first step: Modifying Joseph Morschauser’s rules
  • Organising and basing units
  • The Portable Napoleonic Wargame: Brigade rules
  • The Portable Napoleonic Wargame: Brigade rules in Action: The Battle of Porter's Ridge
  • Division vs. Division battles
  • The Portable Napoleonic Wargame: Division rules
  • The Portable Napoleonic Wargame: Division rules in Action: The Battle of Helmstedt
  • Corps vs. Corps and larger battles
  • The Portable Napoleonic Wargame: Big Battle rules
  • The Portable Napoleonic Wargame: Big Battle rules in Action: The Battle of Twee Heuvels
  • After the Napoleonic Wars
  • Appendix 1: Playing card-driven unit activation mechanisms
  • Appendix 2: Grading commanders and units, and adding a bit of personality
  • Appendix 3: Alternative Terrain Maps
  • Appendix 4: Order Counters
  • Bibliography
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