Daybreak on the 24th of June 1812 - the greatest military mind of the age, the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, stood high on a hill overlooking the River Niemen. His colossal invasion force made their way in three columns across the mighty river on recently constructed bridges. His army of twenty nations was on bringing Russia, the 'Colossus of the Barbarian North' to heel.
Thus began a titanic struggle where mighty armies clashed on numerous battlefields. Battlefields that saw the French wage war on Russia, Austrians and Saxons facing the Russians at Gorodetchna, and the Prussians and Russians clashing at Gross Eckau. The most famous, and most dreadful, battle would take place during the Borodino campaign - a battle that would be seared into Bonaparte's memory as more than 70,000 men fell on Sunday 7th September 1812.
Although the French Emperor went on to capture Moscow, Russia continued the fight forcing Napoleon to finally turn for home. The retreat from Moscow became a catastrophe with only 25,000 men of the 450,000-strong main army group surviving through a combination of rearguard actions and bitter Russian winter conditions.Clash of Eagles
is a supplement for Black Powder
which introduces the main battles, armies and personalities of the 1812 campaign in Russia and includes army lists, scenarios and special rules to enable you to re-fight them using the Black Powder
This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Black Powder: Black Powder Rulebook (Hardcover) is required to play.