Victory & Glory: Napoleon Dragon Exclusive and Learn to Play!

Victory & Glory: Napoleon is available now! The Wandering Dragon is excited to announce a very special, exclusive release of Victory & Glory: Napoleon Board Game by Glenn Drover! Victory & Glory: Napoleon is the new, grand strategy, tactical battle game by our friend Glenn and he will even be at The Dragon on Friday, May 18th to show off  and teach his latest masterpiece at 6:30pm.

Not only that, but The Wandering Dragon has a limited number of the Premium Editions of Victory & Glory: Napoleon adding over 300 specially made Napoleonic meeples that represent these troops in iconic, 3-dimensional pieces. There’s even a Napoleon meeple! Also included are three exclusive, very limited maps that are only available at The Wandering Dragon! Check out the LE components in MarcoWarGamer’s Video below.

RSVP on our Meetup now! Victory & Glory: Napoleon Learn to Play

 

Victory & Glory: Napoleon

A sampling of what comes in the box - so many components, we couldn't fit them all in this photo!

Victory & Glory: Napoleon is a board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles, where one player will take the role of Napoleon Bonaparte and attempt to dominate the entire continent of Europe, while the other player controls Great Britain and the other allied nations and troops that comprise an ever-changing alliance bent on stopping Napoleon! They will move armies and navies, fight epic battles, recruit new troops, and add new regions to their domains.

Can you carve out a European empire that will survive the growing threat from perfidious Albion and her allies (or prevent Europe from being dominated by France)? Can you change history and do better than L’Empereur?

Ages: 12+

Players: 2 (Solo and Multi-player Rules Available)

Playing Time: 4-6 Hours

Features:

• Re-fight the entire Napoleonic Wars!

• Easy to learn, but challenging to master.

• Strategic Level map of Europe from 1800 – 1818.

• Dozens of unique unit types (cavalry, infantry, artillery, and generals for each major nation and several minor nations).

• Over 200 unique ‘Event Cards’ with artwork by world-renowned Napoleonic Artist: Keith Rocco. Each card gives the player special unit upgrades, advantages in battle, new recruits, historical events, or political actions that can change the alliances or borders of the French Empire.

• Two tactical battle systems. One ‘fast-play’ and one for more detailed battles

• Naval Battle system.

• Never plays the same way twice. Infinitely re-playable.

Includes six unique scenarios with different starting conditions:

• 1800: The Second Coalition

• 1805: The Dash for the Danube

• 1806: Who’s Next?

• 1809: The Austrian Phoenix and the Spanish Quagmire

• 1812: Into Russia

• 1813: Defending the Empire

Gameplay Description and Components

Victory & Glory: Napoleon allows the players to re-fight the entire Napoleonic Wars in an afternoon. One player takes the role of Napoleon as he seeks to expand the French Empire by defeating the other major powers of Europe in battle, and adding territories in Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain to the Empire. The other player takes on the role of Great Britain as she attempts to create a powerful alliance of European nations and armies that can contain the ambitions of France. Britain’s powerful navy allows her armies to land anywhere on the continent to support her allies.

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Huge 45″ x 114″ Game Board

Each player has access to powerful armies and navies to do their bidding. The standard board game contains hundreds of tiles that represent these forces, with historically accurate uniforms for each major nation and many minor nations, including France, Britain, Russia, Prussia, Austria, Spain, The Ottoman Empire, Bavaria, The Grand Duchy of Warsaw, Portugal, Holland, and The Kingdom of Northern Italy.

 

French Unit Tiles
French Unit Tiles
British Unit Tiles
British Unit Tiles
Russian Unit Tiles
Russian Unit Tiles
Prussian Unit Tiles
Prussian Unit Tiles
Austrian Unit Tiles
Austrian Unit Tiles
Spanish Unit Tiles
Spanish Unit Tiles
Ottoman Empire Tiles
Ottoman Empire Tiles
French Allied Tiles
French Allied Tiles

The Premium version of the board game adds over 300 specially made Napoleonic meeples that represent these troops in iconic, 3-dimensional pieces. There’s even a Napoleon meeple!

French Meeples... with L'Empereur
French Meeples… with L’Empereur
British Meeples
British Meeples

During the game, the players move their armies and navies in an attempt to bring the enemy to battle. When an army is moved into a region containing a hostile army controlled by the other player, a battle takes place on a battle board.

Land battle in progress

Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery are maneuvered to attack the enemy. In each round of battle, initiative and how many units may attack each round are determined by the commanding general’s rating. Each unit type has special traits and bonuses when attacking other unit types. There are also bonuses for ‘combined arms’, attacking a unit in ‘square’ or a unit that has been ‘disordered’ by a previous attack. The quality rating of the unit along with all bonuses determine how many dice the player will roll for attack and how many his opponent will roll for defense.

The winner of each combat is determined by comparing the total ‘hits’ scored by each. If the winner wins by 1 or 2, then the opponent is ‘disordered’ (or routed if already disordered). If they win by 3 or more, then the losing unit is eliminated.

Custom Dice Set
Custom Dice Set

Some units will be destroyed by attacks, and some will be routed. When all of the units in one area on the battlefield (flank or center) have been removed, the battle-line is broken and that army flees. Fleeing armies are subject to pursuit by the victorious cavalry units.

Example of French Event Cards
Example of French Event Cards
Just a few of the 100+ French Event Cards in the game
Just a few of the 100+ French Event Cards in the game
Example of British Event Cards
Example of British Event Cards
Just a few of the 100+ British Event Cards in the game
Just a few of the 100+ British Event Cards in the game

Each time the game is played, new events occur and new opportunities arise because of how the ‘Event Cards’ come into the game. In each scenario, the players start with a unique set of starting cards. Every other turn, the players draw a new card into their hand. Additionally, they may get new cards for winning a major battle.

Event Cards not only include historical events that occurred during the Napoleonic Wars, but also include historical-based opportunities to recruit new troops, add bonuses to troops, add new generals, and incorporate new territory into the French Empire (or, for the British player to detach it). The Event Cards also allow the players to affect the ‘Diplomatic Ratings’ of the major powers. Once a major power’s Diplomatic Rating falls low enough, they can be approached about joining the anti-French alliance.

Diplomatic Track
Diplomatic Track

If the French player captures an enemy capital, that nation sues for peace and must remain ‘Friendly Neutral’ toward France for one year. Their diplomatic rating is then set at ‘6’ and must be influenced downward again to re-join the anti-French alliance. In this way, the anti-French alliance ebbs and flows as it did historically, with major nations coming in and out of the war depending on circumstances.

Close-up of the board in play
Close-up of the board in play

Victory & Glory: Napoleon allows the players to re-fight the entire Napoleonic Wars in an afternoon or evening. For those that want to focus on just the strategy, there will be a ‘fast-play’ land battle system that will resolve battles quickly. There are also naval battles where ships may be damaged, sunk, or even captured.

 

MarcoWarGamer reviews Vicory & Glory: Napoleon including LE Maps and Meeples!

 

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