Early August 1870. The Prussian Chancellor Bismarck has accomplished a diplomatic master stroke thanks to the Ems Dispatch: France has just declared war on Prussia. Prussia was able to gather all of the German states around it while Napoleon IIIs empire remains alone with no nation willing to support the perceived aggressor.
On the other side, the Prussian state has learned from the experience of its two previous campaigns: the Second Schleswig War against Denmark in 1864 and especially the Seven Weeks War against Austria in 1866. The mobilisation then the concentration proceed like clockwork. The long-established plans and orders are followed to the letter. The invasion may begin as planned.
In this game, an evolution of The Marshals series for the campaigns of the 2nd Empire, will you, as Napoléon III, finally become your uncle’s worthy military heir by saving your country from the Prussian enemy? As von Moltke, will you be able to wisely manoeuvre your divisions to drive the French to a decisive battle to occur where and when you decide?
One 59 x 41 cm map
216 die-cut counters and markers
1 booklet of rules and 3 scenarios
2 player aid cards