Game by Florent Coupeau and Laurent Closier, covering 3 battles of the Wars of Religion: Ivry 1590, Marc'hallac'h 1591, Craon 1592.
Ivry 1590 - March 1590, Paris has been besieged for a year by Henri IV and is on the verge of famine. To increase the pressure on Paris and Normandy, the latter also goes to besiege Evreux. For his part, the Duke of Mayenne, Lieutenant General of the Kingdom of France for the League, decides to go to meet the royalist army.
The clash takes place on the great plain of Ivry where the king pronounces his famous apostrophe on his white plume during the charge against the Spanish lancers of Egmont.
Marc'hallac'h 1591 - Following the entry into the League of the governor of Brittany Philippe de Mercoeur, Henri IV replaces him by the Prince of Dombes. But the latter fails to drive Mercœur out and causes a confused situation where none of them takes the advantage. Things seem to change with the landing of 7000 Spaniards for the Leagueers and 2400 English for the Royalists. During the year 1591, the Royalist and League armies will have several opportunities to fight each other, as on the Marc'hallac'h...
Craon 1592 - At the beginning of 1592, most of Brittany is in the hands of the League under the command of the Duke of Mercœur with the help of a strong contingent of Spanish troops. In order to stop its progress, Henri IV asks the Prince of Dombes to take the town of Craon at the crossroads of Brittany, Anjou and Maine. He was joined at the end of April by the troops of the Prince of Conti.
On May 22nd, Mercœur's vanguard arrived in sight of Craon and dislodged the English outposts .
The game includes:
- A 59 x 41 cm card, printed on both sides...
- 216 pre-cut counters and markers, double-sided
- A rule book and scenarios
- A color play aid.
Units: 1 pawn = 200 to 1200 men, 2 to 4 guns
Hex : 100 m
Tour : 20-30 mn
Complexity: 5 out of 9
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