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Les victoires du Maréchal de Saxe: Fontenoy 1745 – Lauffeld 1747
Les victoires du Maréchal de Saxe: Fontenoy 1745 – Lauffeld 1747
by Vae Victis (2011)
Player Count
2 to 1

Player Ages
10+

Playing Time
3 hours, 20 minutes
Categories
  • Wargame
  • Age of Reason
  • Designers
  • Nicolas Stratigos
  • Mechanisms
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Dice Rolling
  • Artists
  • Pascal da Silva
  • Christophe Camilotte
  • Rating: 6.92/10 from 43 users

    Description

    From 1745 to 1747, during the War of Austrian Succession, Maurice de Saxe won three great victories against the Allied Army known as the "Pragmatic Army".

    On May 11, 1745, at Fontenoy, after a brilliant maneuver, he drives the British-Dutch army, commanded by Cumberland, to confront him on the terrain of his choosing. Following a furious fighting where the French army, under the eyes of the King Louis XV, struggles but does not fall, the Pragmatic army retreats, leaving behind thousands of fallen men.

    On October 11, 1746, at Rocoux, on the uplands of Liège, he defeats the allied army led by Austrian commander Charles Alexandre de Lorraine.

    Finally, on July 2 1747, at the battle of Lauffeld near Maastricht, the French army attacks and is victorious from a position diametrically opposed to that of Fontenoy. Following fierce fighting around the village of Lauffeld, the Allied Army, once again commanded by Cumberland, owes salvation to the sacrifice of the British cavalry.

    Les victoires du Maréchal de Saxe (Marshal de Saxe's victories) allows players to replay in an evening the Battles of Fontenoy and Lauffeld.

    The game features the 5th entry in Vae Victis Wargames Collection and includes:
    - 59x40 cm map (printed on both sides)
    - 216 double-sided die-cut counters
    - a rule and scenarios booklet
    - a player-aid card in color

    Complexity : 5/9

    Bilingual Rules and Charts (English/French).

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