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Walcheren 1809

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Walcheren 1809 is a simulation of the british expedition to Walcheren in 1809.

  • English
  • From 14 years old
  • 3 to 4h
  • 2 player(s)

9,90 €

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Walcheren 1809 is a simulation of the british expedition to Walcheren in 1809.

The Walcheren Campaign was an unsuccessful British expedition to the Netherlands in 1809 intended to open another front in the Austrian Empire's struggle with France during the War of the Fifth Coalition. Around 40,000 soldiers, 15,000 horses together with field artillery and two siege trains crossed the North Sea and landed at Walcheren on 30 July. This was the largest British expedition of that year, larger than the army serving in the Peninsular War in Portugal. The Walcheren Campaign involved little fighting, but heavy losses from the sickness popularly dubbed "Walcheren Fever". Although more than 4,000 British troops died during the expedition, only 106 died in combat; the survivors withdrew on 9 December.

The game represents the environment, logistical nightmares and other difficulties that the english Command met.

Contents:

  • One A2 map
  • 140 die-cut counters
  • One Rulebook

Ziplock game.

Theme(s) HistoryWar
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) Wargame
Author(s) Enrico Acerbi
Artist Enrico Acerbi
Editor Acies Edizioni

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