PKG's Albuera is tactical, 1-2 player war game set during Napoleon's conquest across Europe. It is the first entry in the Napoleonic Battlefield Series.
Albuera, May 16th, 1811: In early May, French commander Jean-de-Dieu Soult moved a force to attack a British and Portuguese army commanded by Marshal William Beresford. Soult's plan was to defeat Beresford and therefore relieve the British siege of Badajoz. A Spanish contingent, however, had just united with Beresford. The Combined British, Portuguese, and Spanish Force now outnumbered the French. Soult attacked anyway. His plan to outflank the enemy worked well, in the beginning... But a determined defense ultimately repulsed the attack. Can you, as Soult, decisively prevail against the Allies? Or can Beresford falter and flounder in the face of French aggression? You decide in this realistic Napoleonic battle game.
Albuera is the first volume in the Napoleonic Battlefield Series (NBS). NBS portrays Napoleonic battles at the regiment or brigade level, giving players a sense of the historical era without overloading with rules or procedures. Rules include ranged artillery bombardment, cavalry counter-charges, random special events, disruption and recovery, and the importance of leaders and command.
This is old-fashioned "beer and pretzels" wargaming, designed to be enjoyed in an evening. Given its small size, this title will be available in ziplock only.
TIME TO PLAY: 2 or more hours
SOLITAIRE SUITABILITY: High
DESIGNER: Paul Koenig
MAP ART: Stephen Oliver
COUNTER SHEET ART: Steven C. Bradford
- A single 25x14" inch map
- 1 counter sheet of 176 game pieces
- 1 rulebook
- 1 player aid chart
- 1 six-sided die
© Paul Koenig Games.
Published by Blue Panther LLC under license.