Army of Italy
Army of Italy
Army of Italy: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is a hardcore war game set in the 17th century. It is the 12th installment in the Lace Wars saga.
In Army of Italy, you will have a chance to change history -- and even if you cannot, perhaps you can win enough glory to write your name in the history books.
As the French, will you steamroller your ungrateful puppet state or simply make life so uncomfortable that she decides to join you after all? Then, the invasion of Milán can begin. The French Army is state-of-the-art. You have more artillery, the latest equipment (bayonets instead of pikes), and access to an administrative machine capable of supporting nearly 500,000 men. But you command a secondary front. Versailles will forever be taking regiments away from you, forcing you to rely on your wits. If you garrison every post, you will be too weak to go on the offensive. If you do nothing, you will lose the respect of the Sun King and the Court ladies.
This war, sometimes called the War of the League of Augsburg or the Nine Years War, was the second of the three great wars of Louis XIV. As a young man he waged the Dutch War to expand France’s borders. This was a war of aggression. As an old man he fought the War of the Spanish Succession to put his grandson on the throne of Spain. Despite the King’s ultimate aim this was a defensive war. The War of the Grand Alliance was Louis’ war of middle age – a war of grinding attrition involving nearly a million men.
SCENARIOS: 7 Minor & 1 Major Campaign
TIME TO PLAY:
-3 hours for Minor Scenario
-2 Days for Campaign Scenario
- 5 maps
- 800+ game pieces
- 2 rulebooks
- A historical commentary book
- 1 set of display cards
Published by Blue Panther LLC under license.