is a game that history buffs have been crying out for. The lead-up
to the battle of Waterloo where Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of the
French, was beaten by a combined British and Prussian force.
had to move his force against the two enemy armies separately, otherwise
they would outnumber him, and so this sets up two battles on the
same day - Quatre Bras and Ligny.
manouevres caught everyone on the hop and, while he did everything
he could to set things up nicely, key subordinates stuffed it up
and so only Ligny, versus the Prussians, was a real victory. Quatre
Bras was a battlefield draw, but a strategic loss.
Talonsoft has given military students the chance to see if they
can do better than the French grand armee because not only can you
fight Quatre Bras and Ligny, but you can export the results - along
with casualties and losses - to the Waterloo game (Battleground
you are familiar with the Battleground Series you will already know
its good points, but fans of the Napoleonic Wars and American Civil
War who have yet to try it are missing out on something special.
detailed maps, well-crafted sprites in colourful uniforms that move
and fire beautifully, period music and an excellent game system
that is easy to use but is not simplistic.
for Napoleonic students.