Hello everyone. I just recently purchased WoN and wanted to show my first scenario that I am going to play as an AAR. This is my very first try at this game although I am familiar with a few games from AGEOD. I did post a few AAR's and did some multiplayer games with Wars in America and the first Civil War game a few years ago. I feel this engine is perfect for the Napoleonic era and hopefully I have cleared my real life schedule enough to enjoy this immense game. I will be playing the Waterloo campaign as, of course, the French and without much in depth scanning of the game. I have taken about 20 minutes to review my forces and look around the map and try out some of the interface buttons. Most I will leave to when I tackle the Grand Campaign at some point. I want to try to play this as a casual or novice game player and get right into the action.
First impressions of the game is that it looks very promising. Artwork, unit detail, portraits all look great and hats off to the designers and programmers. All of the buttons and ledgers and tooltips can look a bit overwhelming but I know in time it will all come around. My Grand Army looks superb and after a good review of the troops I am ready for my initial strategy and first turn orders.
Turn 1 Starting positions-
Napoleon with the Guard, Cavalry Reserve, and the 6th Corps are at San Quentin. The left wing under Marshal Ney with the 1st Corps is at Lille and the 2nd Corps not to far behind. Grouchy and 3rd and 4th Corps is at Sedan. My objectives being basically to destroy the British and Prussians which will open up the way to take the objectives.
Turn 1 Orders- My strategy is first to unite the Army and occupy a central position threatening both of the enemy armies and possibly lure them out of Brussels or Namur to do battle. Since both my left (Ney) and right (Grouchy) wings are inactive this turn I am not hoping to engage the enemy in offensive moves. The orders are to concentrate the whole army at Wavre and put myself between the two objectives and armies, if they remain static. I feel the enemy may either concentrate at Wavre, stay put in their positions but remain apart or, and I feel this most unlikely, to move on separate axis and attempt to engage my wings as they move forward.
I will play the turn out and post the results along with the next turn situation and orders in the next post.
The Emperor, the Eagle, and all of France marches to victory!!!