The classic wooden block wargame:
Napoleon is the original, classic wooden block wargame based
on the Waterloo campaign. 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
Newcomers who have just learned the game in the tutorial may
choose to be matched against another newcomer in the first round
(subject to game availability).
Single elimination first round winners will be expected to
play their second round game immediately after their win on Wednesday
night or first thing Thursday morning. Subsequent rounds may
be scheduled at the discretion of the opponents to accommodate
their participation in other tournaments. The semi-finals must
be completed before Saturday morning, and the Finals must be
completed before Sunday morning.
1) Both sides will setup according to the "free deployment"
rules (not the historical setup).
2) Use the British II Corps artillery as strength 2, as shown
on the historical order of battle (not as printed on the counter).
3) Players bid combat step increases to their opponents army
for their choice of sides. The losing bidder chooses which of
his starting units will add these step increases. Increases are
limited to just one step increase per unit and may not result
in a unit increasing in strength beyond size 4. Move these improved
units to their next blank side beyond their initial printed strength.
4) For improved play balance, the French will be given one
additional way to win the game: When time runs out on the turn
record track, the French win if they are actually occupying all
three Allied supply cities.
For more details and a complete history
of the WBC Napoleon tournament, go to: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/rabdwombat/nap_plans.htm
To see the GM's list of Napoleon rules clarifications,