Reissswitz Press, TooFatlardies’ sister publishing company has just
released a new publication called “1815, The Hundred Days”, a supplement for
General d’Armee and covering the period of Napoleon´s return from Elbe Island
This 45 pages-long booklet is divided in two parts:
- The historical background of the campaign leading to Napoleon’s defeat
on 18th June 1815, intersected with comments from the Dave Brown expressing his
views of some the key moments of the campaign (the “blue boxes” in the book).
- Six scenarios covering some of
the key actions in this period: the crossing of the Sambre at Charleroi (Battle
at Gilly), Quatre Bras, Ligny (the Battle at St Amand), Waterloo’s Battle for
Mount St Jean, Plancenoit and finally the iconic attack of the Old Guard.
Therefore this is NOT a campaign book á la Pint-Sized format used in Chain of Command, but six
independent scenarios that can be played individually.
Each scenario is very well detailed, with precise roster of troops
involved, nicely drawn maps and clear special scenario rules. The battles can
be played in standard or large formats, and specific instructions are also
provided. The scenarios also include suggestions on terms of table sizes to be
played in 15mm (I suppose also valid for 20mm – 1/72scale) as well as 28mm.
The publications maintains the a very high quality standards of other
Reisswitz Press releases, contents are well structured, the edition is
outstanding and include some very nice photos and illustrations.
Generally speaking, all what I could have expected for a supplement for
GdA is in the book.
This is the first supplement for General d’Armee since the publication
of the rules early last year, but it seems from comments in the Lard Island
blog that more are in the pipeline. The book scenarios are also useful as
templates to build your own scenarios in other campaigns or standalone battles.
!815 The Hundred Days is sold for 9.68 Pounds only in electronic pdf
format, no plans to be released in hard copy. It can be acquired at the
TooFatLardies website here.