WAR AND PEACE

Updated 090322
  1. TITLE: War and Peace
  2. PUBLISHER: The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC)
  3. SCOPE: Napoleonic Wars in Europe, 1805-1815
  4. TAHGC CATALOG VERBAGE: Game tracing the rise, fall, return and final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  5. GAME BOX VERBAGE: You command Napoleon's Grand Armee in all the massive, desperate campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. From the mountains of Portugal to the endless Russian steppes, WAR AND PEACE traces the rise, fall, return and final defeat of history's greatest soldier, Napoleon Bonaparte.
  6. YEAR PUBLISHED (EDITIONS): 1980. Only one published edition. WAP Errata was found on Web Grognards. John Gant has posted an updated War & Peace rulebook (2.1 MB pdf format).
  7. CREDITS
    • Historical Research& Design: Mark G. McLaughlin
    • Game Development: Frank Davis
    • Game Components: Dale Sheaffer, Randall C. Reed
    • Playtesting : John Long, Chris Heitzer, Bruce Milligan, Bob Coggins, Arnold Blumberg, Fred Georgian, Pete Bennett, John Tuohy, Thomas Tuohy, Gary Fairairn.
    • Printing: Monarch Services and Colonial Composition
  8. NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 for scenarios, up to six for the full campaign.
  9. WGA COMPLEXITY SCALE (1-10):
  10. TYPICAL PLAYING TIME (HOURS): 2-3 hours for scenarios.
  11. MAP SCALE: 40 miles per hex.
  12. UNIT SCALE:
  13. TIME SCALE PER TURN:
  14. NUMBER OF GAME TURNS:
  15. PARTIAL ARTICLE LISTING: Click here
  16. GAME INVENTORY: 1000+ unit counters; 16" x 44" mounted mapboard;24 page rulebook, two playing aid cards, two dice.
  17. WBC & AVALONCON HISTORY: Not a current tournament title.
  18. PBEM TOOLS:
    • A Java application for WAP exists VASSAL module at this time.
    • A Cyberboard game set exists for WAP
  19. PBEM OPPORTUNITES: Contact Wargame Academy if interested. A Boardgamer Player Association PBEM tournament can be organized by WGA pending suitable interest using the VASSAL WAP module. John Gant is recognized for all things WAP from a WGA perspective.
  20. WARGAME ACADEMY COMMENTS: I have seen this game play but did not participate. I will solicit comments from others.

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