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Offline Asid

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Scourge of War Waterloo: Quatre Bras - Review
« on: July 20, 2016, 11:38:35 AM »


Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Scourge of War Waterloo: Quatre Bras - Review

A smaller battle than Waterloo, packed with historical quality and nail-biting Napoleonic warfare, Quatre Bras is not only a great wargame but a tour de force on generalship and history.






Technical specifications
Scourge of War Quatre-Bras
Add-on for Scourge of War: Waterloo
by NorbSoftDev
Published by Slitherine/Matrix Games
Digital Download: U$ 19.99
Also available on Steam

Scourge of War is a 3D continuous time, tactical/grand tactical wargame. I had the pleasure of reviewing the Waterloo edition a while back.

Quatre-Bras is the latest DLC for Scourge of War Waterloo and includes 5 scenarios where the player commands either Allied or French forces. The commands given to the player are brigades (1 scenario, Allied side), divisions (2 scenarios, Allied and French), and Corps (2 scenarios, Allied and French).

In both scenarios where the player is in command of Corps, the typical challenges of command and proper use of tactics of the era are unrelentlessly evident.

Scenario 5 puts the player in the role of the Duke of Wellington. The scenario lasts 3 hours of simulated time and starts at 2:00 PM. The forces available short at the beginning of the scenario, but reinforcements will arrive. The order of battle will expand in this manner until the forces under the player's command are a Corps (-). This scenario will keep players very busy, and victory is possible if they are good at delaying actions.


Spread and weak, the available forces are just an ominous reminder that the Duke has delayed his decision-making way too much. The French are starting to move north and it's going to be difficult to withdraw keeping good order.


This adds variability to the scenario.


The map (left) and the 3D view of the most forward Allied unit. Note the blue icons (French forces) deploying in line and getting ready to push onto Quatre Bras.


Infantry from the Nassau Brigade, ready to welcome the French Cavalry.




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Re: Scourge of War Waterloo: Quatre Bras - Review
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 01:10:28 PM »
Awesome review and screenshots.  I love his reviews!

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Re: Scourge of War Waterloo: Quatre Bras - Review
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 09:34:10 PM »
Definately on my wish list. So masny games to play so no rush to get it.
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