Prussia 20

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Prussia 20 features two complete games covering key battles fought in Central Europe during the 1806-1807 War of the Fourth Coalition: Jena 20 2nd Edition, and Eylau 20!

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  • Front cover
  • Back cover
  • Jena map (part 1)
  • Jena map (part 2)
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The Napoleonic 20 Series features games of only modest complexity, each with a focused scope and low unit density (typically fewer than twenty pieces per side). The dramatic, fast-playing turns feature compelling historical narrative told through random event cards and the exciting ebb and flow of military units maneuvering and engaging in battle on the map. Replete with the surges, lulls, and "friction of war" that gives a great feel for the parry-and-thrust of a Napoleonic grade battle as armies close to bayonet-point to see which will break first!

Jena 20 2nd Edition (October, 1806) highlights the stunning French victory which shattered the vaunted Prussian army at the twin battles of Jena and Auerstadt. With the Prussians realizing they have already been out maneuvered, their army is desperately trying to re-position itself while the French attempt to encircle and destroy them. Can the Prussian rear guard under Hohenlohe hold off Napoleon's Grand Armée long enough at Jean to allow Brunswick's main body to crush Davout's lone French corps under which blocks their path to safety, or will the "Iron Marshal's" veteran 3rd Corps stand firm against three times their numbers and seal the Prussian's doom? The fate of two great empires is yours to decide.

Fought in some of the most severe weather conditions imaginable, the confused and indecisive battle of Eylau 20! (February, 1807) stands as a testament to the misery and horror of warfare. In the dead of winter, Russian General Levin August von Bennigsen halted his exhausted army at a small deserted crossroads village and prepared to give battle. For two days, in sub-zero temperatures with heavy snow falling almost continuously, Napoleon's troops battered themselves against the unyielding Russian lines to little avail. Is the historical bloody and inconclusive draw the most likely outcome, or can you do better than the actual commanders and manage to eke out a victory in the terrible "Battle in a Blizzard?"

What's In The Box?:


•   One 28-page full-color Universal Rulebook
•   One 20-page full-color Exclusive Rulebook
•   Two 11" x 17" double-sided cardstock game maps
•   One double-sided, laser-cut Game Counter sheet
•   One double-sided, laser-cut Universal Marker sheet
•   25 cards
•   One player aid
•   One six-sided die
•   One bright red, 9" x 11 7/8" Deluxe cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet

Napoleonic 20 v4.0 Credits:


Game System Design: Joseph Miranda
Series Developer: Lance McMillan
Documentation: Alan Emrich
Graphic Design: Michelle Ball
Art: Clark Miller, Richard Starke
Playtesting: Mark Beninger, Michael D’Alesandro, Scott DiBerardino, Joe Donnelly, Andreas E. Gebhardt, Jack Gill, Kim Meints, David Moody, Stephanie Newland, Joe Oppenheimer, Randall Shaw, Hugh Tracy
Proofreading: Bill Barrett, Barry Levin, Rick Partin, Ian Wakeham, Karen Wolterman

Jena 20 2nd Edition Credits:


Game Design: Lance McMillan
Original Design: Alan Emrich
Series Design: Joe Miranda
Series Developer: Lance McMillan
Additional Research: Jack Gill
Producer: Alan Emrich
Graphic Design: Michelle Ball, Grant Taylor
Counter Images: Clark Miller, Richard Starke
Map Art: Tim Allen
Playtesting: Mark Beninger, Andreas E. Gebhardt, Jack Gill, Kevin McHale, Kim Meints, David Moody, Scott Muldoon, Joe Oppenheimer, Randall Shaw, Hugh Tracy
Proofreading: Simon King, Leigh Toms, Russ Williams, Karen Wolterman

Eylau 20 Credits:


Game Design: Lance McMillan
Co-Designer: Jack Gill
Series Design: Joe Miranda
Series Developer: Lance McMillan
Producer: Alan Emrich
Graphic Design: Michelle Ball, Grant Taylor
Counter Images: Clark Miller, Richard Starke
Map Art: Tim Allen
Playtesting: Victor Bukharov, Andreas E. Gebhardt, Jack Gill, Artem Kharinin, Leslie Macdonald, Kim Meints, David Moody, Scott Muldoon, Joe Oppenheimer, Hugh Tracy
Proofreading: Simon King, Leigh Toms, Russ Williams, Karen Wolterman

Game Resources

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View FileStandard rules    Size: (2.05 MB)
View FileExclusive game rules    Size: (2.2 MB)
View FileUniversal player aid    Size: (4.58 MB)
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View FileStandard rules (Spanish)    Size: (221.66 KB)
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Game Data

Number of Players 2
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 60 minutes
Difficulty 5
Solitaire Suitability 8
Designer Lance McMillan
Developer Alan Emrich

Reviews

The Crown Jewel of the Napoleonic 20 System! by Tim Parker (BoardGameGeek)
Prussia 20 is easily the crown jewel of the Napoleonic 20 system. First, all components are a huge leap forward and the price is still very reasonable. Second, the variety of scenarios for each campaign along with rules for a connected campaign game makes the whole package very interesting as well as easy to play solitaire. Third, the new look rule and play books are wonderful. Finally, the easy of play and great components make this an easy game to set up, play, and tear down, so easy you’ll find yourself playing it multiple times whenever you get it to the table.