On a damp, overcast Sunday in June 1815, twenty years of continuous warfare the Napoleonic Wars came to a violent and bloody conclusion on a rain-soaked field in Belgium. These wars were truly a world affair, with European powers fighting battles not only on the mainland of Europe but as far as India, Egypt, the Caribbean and America.
The greatest generals of the age finally faced each other on the field of battle; The Duke of Wellington, rooted to a little-known ridge, faced, the Emperor of the French. Napoleon Bonaparte, master of the attack, opposed brigades of British, Germans, Dutch and Belgians; brigades of an infamous army that, despite horrific casualties, clung to the ridge for over nine hours to ensure that the arrival of Blucher’s Prussian army would put the Duke victory beyond doubt.
The Battle of Waterloo became a true landmark in military history, one that will never fade, and nothing on such a grand scale would be seen again.
This new starter set for Black Powder contains everything needed to start your campaign for victory at Waterloo!
- Soft back A5 version of the BP rulebook
- Easy start guide
- 12 Chasseurs à Cheval
- 48 French infantry
- 48 British infantry
- 24 Hanoverian Infantry
- 1x Metal Royal artillery cannon
- 1x metal French foot commander
- 1x metal British foot commander
- Bases for all above models
- Six D6
- Card playsheet and casualty markers
With the 2 officers available in the Waterloo Starter set you have your basics, the first thing to add to your new armies will be your command. One of Black Powder’s interesting effects comes in the form of command and here are the fresh and striking command units for both Hanoverian and French to lead your troops to battle:
The British have more command available and of course if you head into look at the rest of the range you’ll find characters and equipment plus deals to peruse;
Add the Hougoumont Orchard Bundle to your wish list and recreate the fight around the farm:
And delve straight into the added extras in the La Haye Sainte deal: