Columbia gives Napoleon a Kickstart…..

Columbia Games:

The 200th anniversary of Waterloo occurs in June 2015 and we think the time has come to produce a new 4th edition of this great game.

We need your support to make it something very special.

Launching on Kickstarter this coming Monday!



The 4th edition of Napoléon will contain the following upgrades from previous editions:

  • Deluxe Mounted Mapboard, 22″ x 25″.

  • Large 24mm hardwood blocks.

  • Larger tactical maps.

  • Two color Order of Battle Charts. The Order of Battle is similar to that found in the first edition.

  • 8 quality dice (4 red and 4 blue).

IMPORTANT:  most upgrades are for the Kickstarter version only.  Copies of the game produced for later sale will not have the deluxe mounted map, signed extra rules, or extra dice. 


Napoléon is a strategy game for two or three players that simulates the Waterloo Campaign. The time is June 15th, 1815.  A French army commanded by the great Napoléon is ready to invade the Southern Nederlands (now Belgium) where two Allied armies, one Anglo-Dutch led by the Duke of Wellington, and one Prussian led by Marshal Blücher are gathering strength to invade France.  The French are concentrated and have the early advantage, but the Allies, if they can unite, are stronger.

Napoléon was first published in 1974 by Gamma Two Games, a Canadian company located in Vancouver, B.C. That edition sold out twice. In 1977, the game was licensed to Avalon-Hill of Baltimore, and they produced a 2nd edition. Later, after Avalon-Hill had gone to wargame heaven, Columbia Games published a 3rd edition. This too had several printings and recently sold out once more.

Napoléon is an elegant simulation of one of history’s greatest military campaigns.  It has always been a fun, addictive game that you will want to play over and over.  Please support a new five-star edition of this timeless classic.


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