The classic wooden block wargame:
Like Napoleon himself returning from Elba, this is the original,
classic wooden block wargame based on the Waterloo campaign returning
to WBC in the wake of Columbia's new improved 4th edition printing.
Although the rules are fairly simple, the game provides for diverse
campaign strategies and tense tactical battles. The WBC tournament
is designed to provide a good learning opportunity for rookies,
yet a high level of competition for veterans. The best of all
block wargames, Napoleon requires a combination of strategic
maneuver on a Waterloo regional campaign map, combined with tactical
battles fought out on a separate battle board!
Napoleon returns to WBC with the release of the new and updated
4th edition. Those familiar with the 3rd edition will quickly
adapt to the new game features. However, the game now plays much
faster (similar to the original 1st and 2nd edition rules) with
a smaller block count, plus popular new features including horse
artillery and a larger campaign map. See the current rules at http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3201.
New players are encouraged to come to the mulligan round where
players will be coached before the tournament begins. The mulligan
round will also allow the option for new players to be matched
against experienced players in order to maximize their learning
of the rules and strategy. After the mulligan round, players
will be paired randomly throughout single elimination play.
Come to learn and play, and experience the best of both campaign
strategy and tactical battle resolution.