Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Eagles Across the Sambre simulates Napoleon’s preemptive campaign to win a political victory by occupying Brussels before Allied armies converged on and invaded France. The historic campaign was lost and won as much by maneuver as battle and, for that reason, the game emphasizes the strategic importance of movement and the effects of command friction, weather, and fog of war on the combatants. Eagles attempts to give the player the experience of commanding a side in the campaign in a simple, fast-play format. Counters represent divisions. Excellent game map by Tim Allen. Free with purchase of a regular game.