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Houtain le Val - The road to Quatre Bras



Engage in historical conflicts or embark on your own nation vs. nation campaign.
The battle maps in "The Road to Quatre Bras" series are designed to showcase the significant locations that played a crucial role during the French military's advance and defensive strategies. These maps also served as outposts for the allies, contributing to their efforts during the 100 days campaign and eventually leading up to the iconic battle of Quatre Bras in June 1815. Whether you choose to experience the historical perspective of the allies or embody the French forces, these battle maps provide an unparalleled gaming experience. Furthermore, they offer ample opportunities for players to create their own unique campaigns and engage in thrilling nation-versus-nation gameplay.


Houtain le Val
Houtain le Val is a small town located just a few miles away from the historic battlefield of Quatre bras. The map accurately depicts the boundaries of the Bossu woods to the east, and on the west side, there are beautiful farmlands with charming little farms surrounding the village of Houtain le Val, leading all the way to the road to Quatre Bras. This battle map is specifically designed for intense field battles, even in a 2 vs 2 nation vs nation gameplay. The strategic points on this map are highlighted by green icons, providing troops with crucial positions to defend against artillery fire or seek shelter. Additionally, there are elevated areas where artillery icons grant players an extended firing range. The battle map of Houtain le Val presents a great challenge for players who wish to test their commanding skills by leading massive armies in preparation for the epic battle of Quatre bras


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
Players have the extraordinary chance to exhibit their strategic expertise by creating their own customized order of battle in the game. With the ability to deploy up to 80 units per nation on the battlefield, players can truly demonstrate their distinct tactical style and adaptability. The freedom to create one's own order of battle not only empowers players but also presents a myriad of opportunities to explore diverse strategies and playstyles.

Historical order of battle
Players are presented with a unique opportunity to test their strategic skills in the game by creating their own personalized order of battle. With the capability to deploy up to 80 units per nation, players can showcase their individual tactical approach and adaptability. The freedom to create one's own order of battle not only empowers players, but also opens up a wealth of possibilities for exploring a wide range of strategies and battle tactics.


In order to engage on this battlefield, it is necessary to have at least two nations armies, whether you prefer a historical setting such as the French against the Dutch troops or another combination of your choosing. The armies can be obtained separately and assembled according to your preferences, allowing you to take charge of your troops in various scenarios or campaigns. The map is conveniently available for download in poster size (33x59.50 inches or 89x147cm) for printing at a store, or as PDF tiles (A4 and US letter 8.5 x 11 inches) for printing and assembly at home. Additionally, two blank 16mm dice are required for play, or you can opt to utilize our dice app found 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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File Last Updated:
September 25, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on September 25, 2023.