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Thuin - The road to Quatre Bras



Engage in historical conflicts or embark on your own nation vs. nation campaign.
"The Road to Quatre Bras" series of battle maps resurrects important locations that played a crucial role in the French military's advance and defensive strategies, as well as serving as outposts for the allies during the 100 days campaign, ultimately leading to the iconic battle of Quatre Bras in june 1815. Whether you choose to take on the historical perspective of the allies, defending key cities against the advancing French forces, or embodying the French and attempting to conquer your way towards Brussels, these maps offer an immersive experience. Additionally, they provide ample opportunity for players to create their own unique campaigns and engage in nation-versus-nation gameplay.


Thuin, a village located near the French Belgium border, has witnessed countless wars throughout its rich history, dating back even to the times of the Roman Empire. Over the centuries, Thuin has played a vital role as a strategic location due to its elevated position and the presence of a bridge that connects the city heights over the Sambre River. Nestled among lush gardens and fortified walls on its hills, Thuin stands as an imposing stronghold, capable of withstanding any challenges posed by potential conquerors.


Battle grids
The map is organized into large grids, with each one measuring 10x10cm or 4x4 inches. These grids, which we refer to as operational squares, are then further divided into four smaller squares that are 5x5cm or 2x2 inches in size. This division allows for engagements on a macro level. The larger squares are utilized for moving troops in group formations, while the smaller squares are perfect for tactical engagements.This system offers players the chance to engage in combat using their preferred style.

Order of battle Nation vs Nation
In the game, players have the incredible opportunity to unleash their strategic prowess by creating their own personalized order of battle. With the capacity to field up to 80 units on the battlefield per nation, the game truly allows players to showcase their unique tactical style and adaptability. The freedom to create their own order of battle is not only empowering but also opens up a multitude of possibilities for players to explore different strategies and playstyles. 

Historical order of battle
To recreate the events that occurred in Thuin in 1815, it is recommended that the attacking force consists of 40 units of their choosing, while the defenders should have 20 units. The French forces greatly outnumbered the small Prussian contingent during this confrontation. Playing with a 2 versus 1 balance can provide an enjoyable and challenging experience. Initially, the advantage lies with the defenders due to their elevated positions and access to deploy cannons.


River crossings
There are three options for crossing the Sambre river. The first is to use the bridge located in the center of the map. However, this method poses a risk as the bridge is within range of enemy artillery, potentially resulting in significant casualties.

The other two options involve using boats positioned on either side of the map to transport units across the river one at a time per turn. While this approach may take longer, it offers greater protection against artillery fire.

To play in historical mode, you will need both the French and Prussian army. Alternatively, in nation vs nation mode, you can select your favorite nation and create your own battles. The map is available for download in poster size (33x59.50 inches or 89x147cm) to print at a printer store, or as PDF tiles (A4 and US letter 8.5 x 11 inches) for you to print and assemble at home. Additionally, two blank 16mm dice are required, or you can utilize our dice app available on our website.

Gameplay and build tutorials
Our website offers a wide range of resources for both gameplay and build tutorials. In addition, we have a comprehensive manual available for purchase to further enhance your experience.

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John K September 25, 2023 10:31 am UTC
Nice uncluttered map. I am sure that these maps are quite suitable for other eras, and this has such a beautiful river crossing set up already to challenge ambitious generals ;o) Then, of course, they can be mirrored to increase their versatility.
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Jean D November 06, 2023 10:06 am UTC
Hi John, indeed they are versatile and our battle maps are also compatible with other other miniature wargaming units of 6mm-12mm-18mm. Have fun playing and thanks for the comment!
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