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  • Napoleonic Add-On for Wesnoth

    If there are any Battle for Wesnoth players out there, I just found out that there is a Napoleonic add-on for the game. I guess it's been around for about a year, but I just ran across it.

    If anyone is interested, the details are here: http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtop...er=asc&start=0

    Here is a quick overview of the unit types (each "faction" is given a fictional name, but each roughly corresponds to a historical power... I have included these in square brackets):


    Albion [England]
    Specialties:
    Cheap cavalry allows for powerful charges
    Officers are cheap and powerful leadership units
    Highlander infantry has excellent staying power

    Weak Points:
    Lack of a real scout (save the cavalry)
    No spammable units (cheapest is 14gp regular infantry)


    Poenia [France]
    Specialties:
    Infantry that comes in both spammable (conscript) and reliable (regular)
    Also easier to gain levels for infantry
    Very powerful artillery
    Healing at lvl2

    Weak Points:
    No unit that can deal with nighttime properly
    No terrain specials at all


    Rheinnen [Austria]
    Specialties:
    Very fast scouts (tunnarians and hunters)
    No weak units

    Weak Points:
    No particularly strong units either


    Borea [Russia]
    Specialties:
    Very cheap and eminently spammable infantry
    Excellent interaction with rough terrain (Mojik, Artillery, snow, etc...)
    Excellent nighttime fighters

    Weak points:
    Units are cheap (infantry) or versatile (artillery), but weak
    No units with adequate staying power
    "I am not an atomic playboy."
    Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

  • #2
    Well, interesting, but why give British good cavalry? I always thought their cavalry performed rather poorly in the wars.
    And it's over the mountain and over the Main,
    Through Gibralter, to France and Spain.
    Pit a feather tae your bonnet, and a kilt aboon your knee,
    Enlist my bonnie laddie and come awa with me.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tankboy View Post
      Well, interesting, but why give British good cavalry? I always thought their cavalry performed rather poorly in the wars.
      Well... it says they're "cheap", not necessarily "good".

      I've played a few moves in a scenario with the Napoleonic set; it's interesting, though I think overall the framework of Wesnoth doesn't lend itself extremely well to combat in that era. (I.e. even "ranged" combat must still take place in adjacent hexes; so you couldn't use your artillery to provide cover for an infantry advance.)
      "I am not an atomic playboy."
      Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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      • #4
        Eh, I saw the "Powerful Charges" part I guess; don't know what wesmoth is really.
        And it's over the mountain and over the Main,
        Through Gibralter, to France and Spain.
        Pit a feather tae your bonnet, and a kilt aboon your knee,
        Enlist my bonnie laddie and come awa with me.

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        • #5
          I think the idea is that they are cheap, so you can get a bunch of them and have massive charges.

          Battle for Wesnoth is a fun game that is pretty addictive once you get into it. It is set in a fantasy world, so the Napoleonic add-on is a pretty big change for the game. (Although, as I mentioned, the mechanics probably aren't extremely well suited for Napoleonic warfare.)

          I highly recommend the game, with or without the Napoleonic add-on.
          "I am not an atomic playboy."
          Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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