Advertisement
Active Sellers
FUN.com
Things From Another World
Calendars
Puzzle Master
Brave and Noble Fights Expansion II: The Formosa Campaigns, 1884-1895
Brave and Noble Fights Expansion II: The Formosa Campaigns, 1884-1895
by (Unpublished), High Flying Dice Games (2018)
Player Count
1 to 2

Player Ages
12+

Playing Time
1 hour, 30 minutes to 3 hours
Categories
  • Wargame
  • World War II
  • Ancient
  • Post-Napoleonic
  • Designers
  • Paul Rohrbaugh
  • Nathan Walker
  • Wesley Jeffries
  • Mechanisms
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Card Drafting
  • Area Movement
  • Dice Rolling
  • Worker Placement
  • Grid Movement
  • Artists
  • Bruce Yearian
  • Ilya Kudriashov
  • Dariusz Buraczewski
  • Family
    Rating: 0/10 from 0 users

    Description

    The Battle for Formosa was the final large-scale campaign associated with the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95. The island was ceded to Japan in April 1895 by the Treaty of Shimonoseki which ended the war but the island proclaimed its independence from China and formed a republic in May 1895 following Japan's victory. The Japanese, therefore, mobilized their forces to gain control of their new territory. Although ill-prepared for the Japanese onslaught, and the Chinese Empire unable or unwilling to offer any support, the island's garrison and inhabitants put up a bitter and protracted resistance, one that cost both sides dearly.

    In 1884 and 1885, France invaded Formosa in an attempt to wrest control of the island from the Chinese following their campaign in Indochina and the attack at Foochow that resulted in the destruction of the Fukien Fleet. Already over-stretched and with most of their warships badly in need of refit and repair, Admiral Courbet still went ahead with the invasion. The French landed at Keelung, but then became bogged down in trench warfare. The Chinese were able to send reinforcements and supplies to the Formosan garrison through the rather weak French blockade. Although stalemated on Formosa, the French were able to capture the Pescadore islands when they took control of the key island of Peng-hu. In January and February, both sides sent reinforcements, escalating the conflict that threatened possible intervention by other governments to end the French aggression. This scenario covers the last months of the conflict when it could have gone either way.

    Can you do as well or better than your historical counterparts?

    —description from the publisher

    Game Discussions

    Add Comment

    You need to be logged in to comment.

    Comments (0)

    No comments yet. Be the first!

    Marketplace

    No listings at the moment.


    Do you own this game?
    Best Sellers
    Board Games






    Latest Searches: TWIN PEAKS MURDER MYSTERY GAME | library | masonic board game | Playing cards | Canasta | Sea who | Ikognito | Marijuana | de | Haywardopoly | combat commander pacific | dungen and dragons | trans america | daddy | Monopoly Millionaire | rest in peace | contardi | War cry | ukraine | Pirates gold | Trieva | Waco-opoly | monopoly waco | rival | story cube | Days of Wonder Memoir 44 Pacific Theater Expansion Board Game | How to play dumboard | dumboard rules | sushi go | cooking up sentences game
    Sitemap: All Categories | All Publishers | All Designers | All Mechanisms | All Artists | All Family
    © 2018-2019 BoardGames.com | Your source for everything to do with Board Games
    All Rights Reserved
    Privacy Policy | Contact Us