|Dimensions||30 × 23 × 5.5 cm|
La Patrie en Danger contains five battles from the opening phase of the Campaign in France. Napoleon has just arrived at the front. At their first encounter the French surprised Blucher’s Prussians and Russians during a snowstorm. The Battle of Brienne was a short-lived success, however, for just two days later the Prussians triumphed at La Rothiere and wrote-off the enemy as a spent force, advancing hell-for-leather across the Marne and onto the highway to Paris. Ten days later Napoleon seized his opportunity when Marshal Vorwarts allowed his advancing columns to get dispersed and defeated in detail, in rapid succession in three short sharp combats.
The raw conscripts under Napoleon and Ney chased the Russians and Prussians from the town. Bluucher himself was almost captured.
Reinforced with troops from the Army of Bohemia, Blucher was ready to fight again. Napoleon, not realizing the enemy’s overwhelming superiority, advanced. At Noon Blucher attacked, taking 54 guns and inflicting 6,000 French casualties.
Marmont ran into an isolated corps of 3.900 Russians commanded by Olsufief. Marmont attacked and dispersed the Russian corps, capturing its commander.
Image: Battle of Champaubert in the evening of 10 February 1814. In the foreground, the French cuirassiers of General Doumerc. Soon they will charge the Russians and rout them. In the background, Marmont and Ney’s infantry attack General Olsouviev’s.
Mortier pinned down Yorck and Kleist’s Prussians to the front, while Napoleon separated Sacken’s Russians from their allies, sending them streaming back towards Chateau Thierry.
Marmont held Blucher’s Prussians in check while Napoleon made a flank march through the mud, sending Grouchy’s cavalry round to the rear to cut their retreat to Chalons.
Each game includes:
2 Maps 34″x22″
1 Maps 17″x22″
2 Counter Sheets (560 die-cut player pieces)
2 Booklets (System Rules and Study Folder)
13 Player Aid Cards (TRC x 5, Initial Setup x 3, Casualty x 2, Combat Results, Reorganization, and Weather)
5 Resource Cards (Card Instructions, Combat Tables, Sequence of Play, Victory Worksheet, List of Cards Removed).
2 Card Decks (50 cards each)
1 in stock