Premières Gloires


Premières Gloires (Early Glories) includes 4 of the first battles published in the Jours de Gloire (Days of Glory) series in revised and redesigned versions.

Note : this wargame is a special issue not included in subscriptions.

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Series Jours de Gloire series
Période 1er Empire
Publisher Cérigo éditions
Author Frédéric Bey
Language(s) French and English
Illustrateur Pascal Da Silva

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Game Components:
• 4 maps, 59 x 41 cm
• 432 die-cut counters and markers
• 1 rulebook
• 1 battle book with 4 battles and 14 scenarios
• 1 player aid card
• 10 storage bags

Rivoli 1797 is the conclusion of a maneuver in a centralized position, brilliantly carried out by Bonaparte. Though outnumbered, the French won a decisive victory at the cost of the bloodiest fighting of the entire Italian campaign (1st edition: VaeVictis #18).
Zurich 1799 : at the head of the last French army still in a condition to carry out an offensive campaign, Masséna profited from a favorable position to save the Republic. The maneuver of Zürich and its results figured among the most glorious pages written by the soldiers of the Revolution (1st edition: VaeVictis #29).
Montebello 1800 is a clash between advance guards. The French columns hurled themselves against Austrian advanced posts and the battle expanded. The two leaders, wanting to seize the opportunity to shine, ended up committing the greater part of their reserves  (1st edition: Canons en Carton).
Marengo 1800 : : an intense battle that the French were losing for a long while was transformed into a stunning victory when the French were able to reconcentrate and strike hard against the over-confident Austrians. Desaix and Kellermann thus brought a fresh title of glory to the young First Consul Bonaparte
(1st edition: VaeVictis #35).
Early Glories places the players at the head of small or medium-sized armies which had to fight over broken terrain or terrain cut by numerous obstacles. The fighting took place over one or several days. With your back to the wall, can you do as well as Bonaparte, Lannes or Masséna and find ways to defeat the armies of their adversaries?

Units: 1 strength point equals 200 infantry, 150 cavalry or 2 cannons
Scale: demi-brigade or regiment, battalion
Complexity : 7 / 9

A  few die-cut counters:

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