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NAPOLEON - 4th Ed. has been funded on Kickstarter!

Stretch Goal: A bonus set of Die-Cut Markers for formations (square/column) and battle terrain.

UPDATE 3/1/13: Napoleon has been funded. We had originally thought it would be fun to run our Kickstarter drive for 100 days in honor of Napoleon's "100 Days Campaign" - which started with Napoleon's return from exile on Elba and ended on the battlefield at Waterloo. Turned out we needed only about 100 hours to get the project funded! Wow! Thanks to everyone who is backing us! 

Back this project on Kickstarter now so you too can get the special limited edition.

NEW KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN 

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"The debate raged in the office here whether Kickstarter would be any different than the age-old preorder programs Columbia Games has tried. We decided to try it out - despite the costs - since its a hot topic. So far, we're pleased. The key advantage we see is urgency - both among customers and promoters (reviewers, bloggers, etc.). About the game: Napoléon is a strategy game for two or three players that simulates the Waterloo Campaign. The time is June 15th, 1815.  A French army commanded by the great Napoléon is ready to invade the Southern Nederlands (now Belgium) where two Allied armies, one Anglo-Dutch led by the Duke of Wellington, and one Prussian led by Marshal Blücher are gathering strength to invade France.  The French are concentrated and have the early advantage, but the Allies, if they can unite, are stronger. The 200th anniversary of Waterloo occurs in June 2015 and we think the time has come to produce a new 4th edition of this great game.  We (at Columbia Games) need your support to make it something very special. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiagames/napoleon-0"

The 4th edition of Napoléon will contain the following upgrades from previous editions:

IMPORTANT:  most upgrades are for the Kickstarter version only.  Copies of the game produced for later sale will not have the deluxe mounted map, signed extra rules, or extra dice. 


Napoléon is a strategy game for two or three players that simulates the Waterloo Campaign. The time is June 15th, 1815.  A French army commanded by the great Napoléon is ready to invade the Southern Nederlands (now Belgium) where two Allied armies, one Anglo-Dutch led by the Duke of Wellington, and one Prussian led by Marshal Blücher are gathering strength to invade France.  The French are concentrated and have the early advantage, but the Allies, if they can unite, are stronger.

Napoléon was first published in 1974 by Gamma Two Games, a Canadian company located in Vancouver, B.C. That edition sold out twice. In 1977, the game was licensed to Avalon-Hill of Baltimore, and they produced a 2nd edition. Later, after Avalon-Hill had gone to wargame heaven, Columbia Games published a 3rd edition. This too had several printings and recently sold out once more.

Napoléon is an elegant simulation of one of history's greatest military campaigns.  It has always been a fun, addictive game that you will want to play over and over.  Please support a new five-star edition of this timeless classic.

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