The game has been designed by Origins-awards winner Alessio Cavatore (Warhammer, Bolt Action, Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, Terminator Genisys the miniatures game, etc.). The units in the game are activated by cards that represent the Commanders of the various army corps, as well as Stratagem cards that add more fun, strategy and unpredictability to the battle. These cards are full of quotes both from history and from famous Napoleonic movies: “By God, sir, I have lost my leg. – By God, sir, so you have.” or “We shall match them with our lancers!” Nobody can resist reading these with the right accent…
The box, the rules leaflet, the map and the counters are beautifully illustrated by renowned historical artist Peter Dennis (Osprey publishing etc.). The counters never stack during the game, so that the gorgeous one-inch square units remain visible for the entire battle.
List of Contents:
· Rules leaflet
· 2'x2' game board
· 64 Command and Event cards full of quotes from the battle
· 26 French Division double-sided counters
· 21 Anglo-Allied Division double-sided counters
· 12 Prussian Division double-sided counters
· a number of other counters (commanders, garrisons, etc.)
· 6 six-sided dice
The challenge You win the game by destroying half the total combat strength of the enemy army. This task is easier for the French when only one army faces them. However, if Wellington’s forces survive long enough for the Prussians to finally arrive, the tip of the scale will swing in favour of the Allies, and the French are probably going to find themselves fighting for their life. And nobody can be sure exactly when the Prussians are going to appear in the East…
Combat and movement are extremely simple and gameplay is fast – all the information necessary is on the counters and on the cards themselves – no complex charts to look up results on.
Two play modes:
Waterloo – Quelle Affaire! can be played in two different ways – the ‘Historical’ version and the ‘Night before the battle’ quasi-historical version, which changes the initial set-up of the armies, adding variety and re-playability to the game.
Why “Quelle Affaire!”?
It’s the evening of that fateful day, with the French army in full retreat and the Prussian and Anglo-allied armies in pursuit, it is recalled how the stalwart Blücher and the cool and collected Wellington happened upon each other at La Belle Alliance, a farmstead on the French side of the battlefield. Blücher greeted Wellington with “Mein lieber Komerad!” and then, realizing that the Englishman did not speak German, and unable himself to speak any English, he added: “Quelle affaire!” (French for “What a nasty business!” or “What a ruckus!”). The great irony of the two generals that had just defeated Napoleon being able to communicate only by using the language of their opponent did not escape us, and so we decided to use “Quelle Affaire!” as the tag-line for our game.
Click HERE for a video of a game turn.
£8000: Stratagem card art, we will get the stratagem card illustrated by Peter.
£8500: Command card art, we will get Peter to illustrate the command cards, see the Marshals of France do battles with Uxbridge and Blucher!
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