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Charleroi - The road to Ligny | Marshals Unleashed

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Charleroi Fortified City: A Key in Napoleon's 100 Days Campaign
"The Road to Ligny" 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 Ligny 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.

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The city of Charleroi
In the early years of the 19th century, Charleroi stood as a formidable fortified city in present-day Belgium. Its strategic location played a vital role during Napoleon Bonaparte's last campaign, famously known as the 100 Days. Charleroi, with its strategic position and robust fortifications, became a crucial stronghold that ultimately shaped the trajectory of this historic campaign. Situated at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers, Charleroi was a hub of industry and commerce, serving as a key transportation center. Its fortifications, constructed in the late 17th century, encircled the city, providing ample protection against potential invasions. These forts, along with their accompanying moats and ramparts, created an impenetrable barrier that required careful strategizing by any force seeking to breach its defenses.

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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.

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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
To recreate the events that occurred in Charleroi 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 defensive position and heights behind the town to deploy cannons.

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Deployment
The tactical map of Charleroi presents an imposing challenge for any attacking army. The city, boasting a fortified perimeter and surrounded in vast water bodies, features an advanced guard position protecting its frontal sector. Achieving successful advancements requires the expertise of sapper units to conduct the construction of pontoon bridges; this critical task facilitates passage over river Le Sambre and instigates a phased progression of the assault force. Keep in mind that these endeavors unfold under persistent artillery barrages from your defensive opponents. Thus, employment of your sapper units are indispensable - seize control over Charleroi!

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The defending Prussian army can deploy in the city of Charleroi as in the vanguard outpost, occupying the key positions of the city and preparing to defend them. Artillery icons mark height position where artillery units can be deployed to gain a longer range when firing their guns. The attacking force the French are to de deployed freely across the map in the first 2 battles zones across the map.

Requirements
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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