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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jumbo-Games...1N49HR7J38BMES

    How friendly is it for 8 year olds? How historically accurate is it? One of my sprogs loves tabletop games and Iím looking to expand his repertoire.
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    I can't comment on this version, but played Stratego when I was maybe 9-12 years old.
    If I could figure it out, it can't be too hard.

    I loved the game as a kid and kept it long after I ran out of people to play against. I hope your "sprog" has as much fun.

    I have a feeling that this is the same version as I had, but with different artwork.

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    • #3
      Read and decide:
      http://www.jumbo.eu/media/products/a...244e7f45cc.pdf
      Michele

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
        https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jumbo-Games...1N49HR7J38BMES

        How friendly is it for 8 year olds? How historically accurate is it? One of my sprogs loves tabletop games and Iím looking to expand his repertoire.
        "I am Groot"
        - Groot

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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies.
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          • #6
            Stratego Waterloo is VERY accurate! There is no other light version wargame where the Prussians arrive on the field of battle, where there is a pursuit scenario included and where the sides are not equally balanced...
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            Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

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            • #7
              I tried to like your post Jason, but... Tech issues lol...

              And then posted this, got punted to a JSON content create frame, reloaded the home page from a cookie, and it all seems to work... I love tech!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stratego View Post
                Stratego Waterloo is VERY accurate! There is no other light version wargame where the Prussians arrive on the field of battle, where there is a pursuit scenario included and where the sides are not equally balanced...
                Tried to contact you via messages. Next Easter we will need to meet. Pretty please .
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                • #9
                  Ahem....Avalon Hills's "Waterloo" featured a Prussian late arrival, and Grouchy was never in any state of mind to pursue after Quatre-Bras. Grouchy's 30,000 men were caught between two stools, with the Emperor needing reinforcement, but also needing to distract Blucher from the field, somehow. Napolean spent most of the late afternoon appealing for Grouchy to arrive. When it became obvious that he would not be arriving, the Imperial Guard were sent in for a last ditch effort.

                  No wargame I know of can simulate this confusion, nor simulate Ney's impetuosity, nor simulate Wellington's unshakeable resolve to hold at Mont St Jean despite all.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Drusus Nero View Post
                    Ahem....Avalon Hills's "Waterloo" featured a Prussian late arrival, and Grouchy was never in any state of mind to pursue after Quatre-Bras. Grouchy's 30,000 men were caught between two stools, with the Emperor needing reinforcement, but also needing to distract Blucher from the field, somehow. Napolean spent most of the late afternoon appealing for Grouchy to arrive. When it became obvious that he would not be arriving, the Imperial Guard were sent in for a last ditch effort.

                    No wargame I know of can simulate this confusion, nor simulate Ney's impetuosity, nor simulate Wellington's unshakeable resolve to hold at Mont St Jean despite all.
                    Confusion and Ney's impetuosity, charging the artillery head on, casualties due to friendly fire ? Don't want to sound too proud but...I added all these features one way or another in the game. ;-) As for Wellington's resolve to hold Mont St.Jean: that's up to you if you are playing as Wellington in the standard or expert variant. Try it...it's all included in 'Stratego Waterloo'.

                    Don't be too shy to come back to me if you disagree? Why would I lie?

                    Kind regards,
                    Stratego



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                    • #11
                      egy game, based on the ditch fights we used to have in the OLD Napoleon family forum we had here couple of years ago??
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stratego View Post

                        Confusion and Ney's impetuosity, charging the artillery head on, casualties due to friendly fire ? Don't want to sound too proud but...I added all these features one way or another in the game. ;-) As for Wellington's resolve to hold Mont St.Jean: that's up to you if you are playing as Wellington in the standard or expert variant. Try it...it's all included in 'Stratego Waterloo'.

                        Don't be too shy to come back to me if you disagree? Why would I lie?

                        Kind regards,
                        Stratego


                        This year, we will definitely have to meet, if I have to swim the channel myself.
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