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Store:  Strategy Games
Genre:  War & Combat
Format:  Board Games

Borodino

Napoleon in Russia, 1812


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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 120-240 minutes 2

Manufacturer(s): Columbia Games

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Product Description

Borodino was fought between the Army of Imperial Russia and Napoleon's Grand Armee on September 7 1812. The battle ended with a French victory, but strategic defeat. Losses were terrible on both sides, but the Russians could replace theirs. One week after the battle Napoleon occupied an undefended Moscow, hoping to impose a peace, but after four weeks was forced to retreat home with calamitous results.

The historical battle involved wave after wave of frontal attacks by both sides, focusing on the Russian redoubts. However, the game will show all the options available to Napoleon and Kutuzov, including some not attempted historically. The French player has several possible lines of attack and the Russian player must try to anticipate and counter them all. The tactical interaction of Napoleonic infantry, cavalry and artillery is also emphasized, including cavalry charges and squares. This makes for exciting and tense gaming.

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Columbia Games

  • Year: 2012

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 120 - 240 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 710 grams

Contents:

  • color map
  • 110 wooden blocks
  • orders of battle
  • game rules
  • 4 dice

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