Introduction to

Northern Italy, 14 June, 1800: The outmaneuvered Austrian army attacked the French under Bonaparte, took them by surprise and defeated them quickly in the morning fight. Thinking that the battle was over, they pursued the retreating French. However, when General Desaix arrived with reinforcments in the late afternoon, the French started a defiant counterattack and turned the Battle of Marengo into a glorious triumph.

recreates that dramatic battle. One player takes the role of Bonaparte whose troops are scattered at the beginning, while the other attacks with the Austrians. He has to defeat the French, before they can strike back with their reinforcements. is fast playing. Departing from almost all wargame conventions, it brings the look of the 19th century linear warfare onto the table.

Based on the award winning Bonaparte at Marengo and improving it in many aspects, offers a unique game experience: The redesigned map gives you wide open spaces for clever maneuvers; the modified combat system is full of drama; and the novel locale-based morale system is nothing but thrill and tension. Since fights are resolved without dice, it's not Dame Fortune who will decide about defeat or victory, but only your maneuver skills.

— B A C K G R O U N D —

In 2005, Histogame and Simmons Games started a cooperation in order to represent their debuts Friedrich and Bonaparte at Marengo on the other side of the atlantic. Right from the start, it was an extremely uncomplicate and extraordinarily faithful relation. It developed to a steady and deep exchange of thoughts and to a friendship.

Today, in 2022, after many turns and meanders which each life is rich of, Histogame is publishing the latest – and probably the last – boardgame of Bowen Simmons. Being able and allowed to do that, Histogame is very proud and very grateful.

Game Contents:
1 mounted map-board (22" x 33")
80 imprinted wooden blocks
27 wooden morale disks
1 wooden game turn marker
1 rules booklet

The rules for download
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