Wallachia 20

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Wallachia 20 features two complete games covering a pair of important major battles fought during the Russo-Turkish War of 1806 – 1812 for control of the key Danube river port of Rousse in the province of Wallachia.

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  • Back cover
  • Rousse 20 map
  • Slobozia 20 map
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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!

Rousse 20 simulates the earlier of these two engagements, fought on 22 June, 1811. In this battle Ottoman forces advanced northwards, towards the present day Bulgarian-Romanian frontier. Russian infantry and cannons were able to stall the polyglot Ottoman army, and although they managed to eke out a marginal victory their commander, General Kutuzov, chose to yield the key town of Rousse to the Ottomans, convincing them they had won a great victory. The Czar was not pleased.

Slobozia 20 focuses on the latter battle of 2 October 1811. In this engagement Kutuzov conducted a surprise march which cut off and surrounded the bulk of the Ottoman army, trapping it on the northern (Bulgarian) shore of the Danube. The result was a decisive Russian victory that permitted negotiations to end the war. This had the dual advantage of allowing Russia to transfer key reserves to oppose Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812, and also prevented Austria from contributing more forces to support the French invasion.

Introduced to the Napoleonic 20 series are the Ottoman Turks, whose army is vast collection of irregular and unreliable troops, supplemented by a few Janissary regulars. Slobozia 20 also features this series' first naval unit, a Russian gunboat flotilla on the Danube River. As a bonus, Wallachia 20 includes a campaign game, where players first fight the Battle of Rousse and its results affect the situation in the second game at the Battle of Slobozia.

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

Wallachia 20 Credits:


Game Design: Artem Kharinin
Series Design: Joe Miranda
Series Developer: Lance McMillan
Special Assistance: Victor Bukharov
Producer: Alan Emrich
Graphic Design: Michelle Ball
Counter Images: Clark Miller, Richard Starke
Map Art: Tim Allen
Playtesting: Victor Bukharov, Andreas E. Gebhardt, John "Jack" Gill, Kim Meints, David Moody, Joe Oppenheimer, Kevin Pzsczola, Hugh Tracy, Alexey Tsibenko
Proofreading: Leigh Toms, Karen Wolterman

Game Resources

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View FileStandard rules    Size: (2.05 MB)
View FileExclusive game rules    Size: (1.03 MB)
View FileUniversal player aid    Size: (4.58 MB)
View FileNapoleonic 20 Retreat Flowchart    Size: (311.54 KB)
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 Artem Kharinin
Developer Alan Emrich