"There are only two forces in the World, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.” - Napoleon Bonaparte
The RIFLES system allows the recreation of small combat engagements (five to ten units per side), using an abstract map that represents the main features of the terrain like trees, buildings, hills. Placement of terrain features is guided but is never the same on each game, always creating new tactical challenges. The enemy strategy and the fog of war is recreated with the use of random Event Markers and “Activation Tables” that drive the enemy units toward their objective.
Rifles in the Peninsula introduces new rules to cover unique aspects of the Napoleonic Wars including mounted troops, formations, and the impact of the longer reload time of the weapons of the period (pistols, muskets, and rifles). The different attributes of the units (combat factors, quality, special traits) grenadiers, voltigeurs, cuirassiers and dragoons.
The Campaign game has been greatly redesigned and is now based on the timeline of the main campaigns of the period. The new Glory Track will represent the career of the Leader of your units, your avatar in the game, and your rank will have a direct influence on the game. Each year of the campaign includes four to six main “scenes”: a scene can trigger one Mission on the battlefield or a Campaign Event. Twelve different Missions are available, covering classical military duties like reconnaissance as well as iconic battle episodes like the capture of a gun. Campaign Events are resolved without the need to setup the battlefield and cover episodes like barrack inspections, field maneuvers and of course duels. As a bonus, an optional mini-game The Duel (inspired by the movie, The Duelists)has been included in the package: this mini-game allows players to re-create a saber duel with a more personal perspective, providing an additional level of immersion in the historical period.
From thundering muskets, to rattle of sabers, Rifles in the Peninsula vividly recreates Napoleonic skirmishes like never before. Preorder your copy now.
This game is a preorder. Rifles in the Peninsula ships this December.
Rifles in the Peninsula includes:
## 60 Beautiful Unit Counters
## 80 Operational Counters
## One Simplified Map Card
## Four Army Sheets (France, Britain, Austro-Russian, Prussia)
## Twelve Action-Packed Missions
## Two Campaign Events sheets
## The Duel mini-game
## One Full-Color Rulebook
## One Combat-Ready Ziploc Bag
Game Design: Gottardo Zancani
Duration: 60-120 Minutes
Solitaire Suitability: Extremely High