Empires at War is a game series that simulates battles of the mid-19th century. The system deliberately adopts the perspective of the top generals of the time. Command control, morale and choice of combat tactics are given great attention.
Chancellorsville is a simulation of the battle between Confederate and Union forces fought 1 to 6 May 1863. Chancellorsville was a brilliant tactical victory for Confederate commander Robert E. Lee, who outmaneuvered Union General Joseph Hooker.
Plevna is a simulation of one of the critical actions of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, in which a Russian army assaulted Ottoman positions only to be bloodily repulsed.
Together, Chancellorsville & Plevna demonstrate some critical principles of grand tactics in that era, as well as showing the contrast between European and American ways of fighting.
If you are new to simulation gaming or have been away a while we suggest you proceed this way:
- Examine the counters without punching them out, and skim through the Basic Rules. Do not try to memorize them.
- Study the game map and refer to the corresponding Battle Rules for details on how to set up the game.
- Punch out the counters needed for the battle and start moving them around on the map, referring to the rules as you move and fight.
These rules are slightly modified version of the Empires at War boxed game. Players can use them to update the original Empires at War game.
This game is in Very Good condition. It is unpunched, with some shelf wear. As always, the photos are of the game you will receive.