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A board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles... 
Fight the entire Napoleonic Wars!
A board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles... 
Fight the entire Napoleonic Wars!
A board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles... Fight the entire Napoleonic Wars!
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Victory & Glory: Napoleon 

(Board Game Version)

A sampling of what comes in the box - so many components, we couldn't fit them all in this photo!
A sampling of what comes in the box - so many components, we couldn't fit them all in this photo!

Victory & Glory: Napoleon is a board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles, where one player will take the role of Napoleon Bonaparte and attempt to dominate the entire continent of Europe, while the other player controls Great Britain and the other allied nations and troops that comprise an ever-changing alliance bent on stopping Napoleon! They will move armies and navies, fight epic battles, recruit new troops, and add new regions to their domains. 

Can you carve out a European empire that will survive the growing threat from perfidious Albion and her allies (or prevent Europe from being dominated by France)? Can you change history and do better than L’Empereur? 

 Ages: 12+ 

 Players: 2 (Solo and Multi-player Rules Available) 

 Playing Time: 4-6 Hours

Features:

• Re-fight the entire Napoleonic Wars!

• Easy to learn, but challenging to master.

• Strategic Level map of Europe from 1800 – 1818.

• Dozens of unique unit types (cavalry, infantry, artillery, and generals for each major nation and several minor nations).

• Over 200 unique ‘Event Cards’ with artwork by world-renowned Napoleonic Artist: Keith Rocco. Each card gives the player special unit upgrades, advantages in battle, new recruits, historical events, or political actions that can change the alliances or borders of the French Empire.

• Two tactical battle systems. One ‘fast-play’ and one for more detailed battles 

• Naval Battle system.

• Never plays the same way twice. Infinitely re-playable.

Includes six unique scenarios with different starting conditions:

• 1800: The Second Coalition

• 1805: The Dash for the Danube

• 1806: Who’s Next?

• 1809: The Austrian Phoenix and the Spanish Quagmire

• 1812: Into Russia

• 1813: Defending the Empire

Gameplay Description and Components

Victory & Glory: Napoleon allows the players to re-fight the entire Napoleonic Wars in an afternoon. One player takes the role of Napoleon as he seeks to expand the French Empire by defeating the other major powers of Europe in battle, and adding territories in Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain to the Empire. The other player takes on the role of Great Britain as she attempts to create a powerful alliance of European nations and armies that can contain the ambitions of France. Britain’s powerful navy allows her armies to land anywhere on the continent to support her allies.

Huge game board. (45"x36", 114 cmx91cm)
Huge game board. (45"x36", 114 cmx91cm)

Each player has access to powerful armies and navies to do their bidding. The standard board game contains hundreds of tiles that represent these forces, with historically accurate uniforms for each major nation and many minor nations, including France, Britain, Russia, Prussia, Austria, Spain, The Ottoman Empire, Bavaria, The Grand Duchy of Warsaw, Portugal, Holland, and The Kingdom of Northern Italy.

Sample Tiles 

(only some of the many unique units in the game)

French Unit Tiles
French Unit Tiles
British Unit Tiles
British Unit Tiles
Russian Unit Tiles
Russian Unit Tiles
Prussian Unit Tiles
Prussian Unit Tiles
Austrian Unit Tiles
Austrian Unit Tiles
Spanish Unit Tiles
Spanish Unit Tiles
Ottoman Empire Tiles
Ottoman Empire Tiles
French Allied Tiles
French Allied Tiles

The Premium version of the board game adds over 300 specially made Napoleonic meeples that represent these troops in iconic, 3-dimensional pieces. There’s even a Napoleon meeple! 

French Meeples... with L'Empereur
French Meeples... with L'Empereur
British Meeples
British Meeples

During the game, the players move their armies and navies in an attempt to bring the enemy to battle. When an army is moved into a region containing a hostile army controlled by the other player, a battle takes place on a battle board.

Land battle in progress
Land battle in progress

Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery are maneuvered to attack the enemy. In each round of battle, initiative and how many units may attack each round are determined by the commanding general’s rating. Each unit type has special traits and bonuses when attacking other unit types. There are also bonuses for ‘combined arms’, attacking a unit in ‘square’ or a unit that has been ‘disordered’ by a previous attack. The quality rating of the unit along with all bonuses determine how many dice the player will roll for attack and how many his opponent will roll for defense. 

The winner of each combat is determined by comparing the total ‘hits’ scored by each. If the winner wins by 1 or 2, then the opponent is ‘disordered’ (or routed if already disordered). If they win by 3 or more, then the losing unit is eliminated. 

Custom Dice Set
Custom Dice Set

 Some units will be destroyed by attacks, and some will be routed. When all of the units in one area on the battlefield (flank or center) have been removed, the battle-line is broken and that army flees. Fleeing armies are subject to pursuit by the victorious cavalry units. 

Example of French Event Cards
Example of French Event Cards
Just a few of the 100+ French Event Cards in the game
Just a few of the 100+ French Event Cards in the game
Example of British Event Cards
Example of British Event Cards
Just a few of the 100+ British Event Cards in the game
Just a few of the 100+ British Event Cards in the game

Each time the game is played, new events occur and new opportunities arise because of how the ‘Event Cards’ come into the game. In each scenario, the players start with a unique set of starting cards. Every other turn, the players draw a new card into their hand. Additionally, they may get new cards for winning a major battle. 

Event Cards not only include historical events that occurred during the Napoleonic Wars, but also include historical-based opportunities to recruit new troops, add bonuses to troops, add new generals, and incorporate new territory into the French Empire (or, for the British player to detach it). The Event Cards also allow the players to affect the ‘Diplomatic Ratings’ of the major powers. Once a major power’s Diplomatic Rating falls low enough, they can be approached about joining the anti-French alliance.

Diplomatic Track
Diplomatic Track

If the French player captures an enemy capital, that nation sues for peace and must remain ‘Friendly Neutral’ toward France for one year. Their diplomatic rating is then set at ‘6’ and must be influenced downward again to re-join the anti-French alliance. In this way, the anti-French alliance ebbs and flows as it did historically, with major nations coming in and out of the war depending on circumstances. 

Close-up of the board in play
Close-up of the board in play

Victory & Glory: Napoleon allows the players to re-fight the entire Napoleonic Wars in an afternoon or evening. For those that want to focus on just the strategy, there will be a ‘fast-play’ land battle system that will resolve battles quickly. There are also naval battles where ships may be damaged, sunk, or even captured.         

Pledge Levels


Optional Add-on

Victory & Glory: Napoleon (PC Version) is a great solo play experience against a very challenging AI. You play as Napoleon trying to build and defend the French Empire against the British and their allies.

There are two additional pledge levels (listed above right) that add the PC game version of Victory and Glory: Napoleon to either the Standard or Premium versions of the board game. If you order the software, you'll receive the early bird special on the game, regardless of when you order during the campaign.




The Victory and Glory: Napoleon PC Game will be released by Slitherine on January 28, 2016. All backers who choose the software with their pledge will receive a Steam code by email on that date to download the game.

If you're only interested in the PC Game, you will be able to purchase it from Slitherine or on Steam on January 28th. Visit the PC Product page at:




Stretch Goals




As a 'Thank You' to our Backers, and to ensure the maximum value for your pledge, we have unlocked all stretch goals! 



Shipping

Shipping is now added to your pledge via the Kickstarter shipping system. Simply pledge and it will prompt you to the proper level.


PLEASE NOTE - Some country rates are out of our control. We are unable to ship to Brazil, South Africa and Russia at this time.


Design Team


Game Designer; Project Lead – Glenn Drover 

 Glenn Drover was the founder and president of Eagle Games, Inc. from 2000 – 2006. During that time he ran the company while also designing and publishing several premium board games including Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, Conquest of the Empire, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Attack!, Napoleon in Europe, War! Age of Imperialism, The American Civil War, and others. In 2007 under his private Tropical Games label, Glenn also designed and published Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, which enjoyed great commercial and critical success. 

In 2014, Glenn started designing again after a brief hiatus. The new board game designs include WarQuest, a fantasy strategy game; Empires: Galactic Rebellion, the first sequel to The Age of Discovery; and Victory & Glory: Napoleon. 

 Artist - Keith Rocco 

 Keith Rocco is one of the most important historical artists working today. His career and work has been likened by curators and historians to those of the great genre artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from Meissonier, DeNeuville and Detaille to Frederic Remington and Howard Pyle. His paintings can be found in both museum and private collections in the United States and abroad, where they take their place alongside works of the great historical artists of the past. 

 Artist - Paul E. Niemeyer 

 Paul E. Niemeyer has been doing art since he could first pick up a pencil. After college, Paul, worked as an illustrator at Bally Pinball/Midway Electronic Gaming. His artwork adorned such iconic games as Tron, Tapper, Satan's Hollow, the entire PacMan family, Mortal Kombat, Demolition Man, and many, many other titles. Paul has won 6 POPAI awards for his wildly imaginative in-store displays, and the prestigious Mobius Award for Advertising Illustration. In 2001, Paul began working with Eagle Games and contributed artwork to several board game projects. 

 Graphic Design - Jacoby O’Connor 

 Jacoby got his first exposure to graphic design while in high school, locked in a dark room, shooting film for other designers paste up layout years before computers took over the industry and the world. Years after being introduced to Photoshop 1, and Illustrator 88, he jumped into the world of Board Games when getting to work with Glenn Drover and Paul Niemeyer on the complete suite of Eagle Games titles. Since then he has done lots of projects both in and out of the board game world. He now spends his free time figuring out how to perfect each and every cup of coffee he drinks, as well as working outside in the garden with his wife and 11 chickens. 


Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges (Victory & Glory: Napoleon)

This is the first Kickstarter for Electric Games, LLC, but not the first game project for its principal, Glenn Drover. Glenn has 25 years of experience in the PC game industry, working as a sales executive with some of the biggest and best names in the industry, including Activision, Electronic Arts, Maxis, MicroProse, and PopCap. Glenn also founded and ran premium board game publisher Eagle Games from 2000 to 2006, during which he designed and managed the manufacturing of more than a dozen ‘big box’ board games. With every project there are risks, but with Glenn’s track record in both the PC and board games ensures a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. Furthermore, Electric Games is dedicated to keeping backers informed, responding to their customer service needs, and delivering a game when promised. We hope that you will help support us in our publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in this project and in Electric Games!

Fulfillment: Board Game
For the board game, Electric Games is partnering with Mr. B. Games to help manage fulfillment of all orders. Mr. B has a flawless track record of delivering Kickstarter-driven board games over the last two years. So pledge with confidence that the print quality and shipping care will be handled by Mr. B. Games at a level of excellence and speed of their previously published projects.

Fulfillment: PC Game
For the PC version of Victory & Glory: Napoleon, Electric Games has partnered with Slitherine/ Matrix Games, the largest and most successful PC strategy game company in the world. All backers who add-on the PC version of the game will get a code for a downloadable copy of the game from Slitherine. They will also get a Steam code as well.

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