Usually when one thinks of Napoleonic battles, what comes to mind is a combined arms battle that involves climactic cavalry charges, artillery bombardments, large formations of infantry marching into position for the assault, and a battle of maneuver. There is none of that in Toulon. This is siege warfare. Battle is methodical and development slow. There are no hugely bloody clashes. Playing this game is an exercise in planning and patience. Grab a cup of Earl Grey, hot (thank you, Captain Picard, for that enduring memory), and enjoy the experience for victory is the reward of careful resource management and thoughtful development of position. But, time is not eternal. Each player, especially the French, will be up against the clock and limited resources as they strive to defeat the Allied forces.
by Harvey Mossman The Flight of the Eagle is a set of rules that harkens back to early days of war gaming when Kreigspiel was done with
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Variants to help restore the balance of play in 1812: The Invasion of Canada By Harvey Mossman and Fred W. Manzo In our opinion, Academy Games’ 1812: