Napoleon’s Greatest Gamble: The Invasion of Russia (1812) is divisional-level strategic wargame simulating Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812. One player controls the Russian units, whilst his/her opponent controls units of La Grande Armée. This is the first instalment in a projected series covering the Campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars using the same game system and scale.
Acronyms and Definitions
The following acronyms and terms appear within the Rules and are consolidated here for reference:
“Foreign contingents” – non-French units (eg, Austrians or Poles) allied to the French.
“French units” – French troops, their Allies and Commanders, also referred to as “La Grande Armée”. See “foreign contingents”.
“Friendly city/territory” – for the French, territories to the west of Russia and all cities therein; and, for the Russians, Russia and all cities therein. This definition applies irrespective of whether the city/territory is occupied currently by an enemy unit(s). “Enemy” city/territory means the opposite of friendly. [See, however, Advanced Rule 16.9.]
“Immediately adjacent” – two hexes abutting each other
“Ultimate supply source” – for the French this is western map edge. (See also Advanced Rule 16.12.) For the Austrians this is the southern map edge within Austria. For the Russians it is the eastern map edge, together with Kiev and St Petersburg.
“Undisrupted” – a combat unit in “good order” and, thus, able to move and engage in combat; as opposed to a “disrupted” unit which cannot.