August 2017

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Paris The City of Light

“PARIS THE CITY OF LIGHT”

Wargame Rules for the Republican Phase of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71

Following the defeat of the French regular army in the frontier battles, the surrounding of Marshal Bazaine in Metz and the defeat and capture of Napoleon III at Sedan the war was expected to end. Instead The French Empire was overthrown and a new Republic created to carry on the war.

With astounding speed new French armies were formed to continue the war using remnants of the old army, the garde mobiles and depot companies not overrun by the Germans. With these they attempted to harass and defeat the Germans besieging Paris. The Germans were themselves tied down in the siege of Metz and Paris and thus only had a small number of forces to hold back the French. It was to be a close run thing.....

Scope: Included are a set of corps and army level figure rules with a full colour Campaign system to fight the war. Thus your battles will have a context of when and why they were fought. There is also a system for fighting one-off battles.


Book: It consists of a 62 page Ring bound rules with colour cover with b&w content. There is a two-page playsheet (one for the Campaign System one for the Battlefield), which is also the back cover.


Game Aids: 2 A3 colour maps of Northern France, 2 pages coloured campaign & control, French Order of Battle Sheet, German Order of Battle Sheet, 1 page of Campaign Action cards, Political & Operation Points Sheet, Campaign Calendar & Battle Clock Sheet, 3 pages of Battlefield Fate Cards, Battlefield Turn Option Cards & Orders of March Sheets.

Type

Base Size

Represents

Infantry

30 x 20 mm

250 bayonets

Cavalry

30 x 30 mm

125-150 Sabres

Artillery

30 x 30 mm

Battery of 6 - 8 guns

Skirmishers

30 mm circular base

125-150 Jaegers or Chasseurs

“Francs-Tireurs”

60 mm oval base

500 - 1,000 Guerrillas

French Papal Zouaves on left & Sailors on the Right

These provided some of the most reliable element of the Republican armies

“Francs-Tireurs”

Massed German Artillery: A decisive force in many of the battles

French Garde Mobiles engaging German Infantry.

Many of the fights were over the control of villages.

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