1870 is the first in a new sub-series of games within the 2140 series called the Long Century Operational Series covering 19th century conflicts at a unique operational scale. 1870 covers the first month/phase of the Franco-German war, in which the combined armies of Germany overwhelmed the martial forces of Napoleon III in a lightning campaign of opportunity and maneuver taking only a month to overthrow the Second Empire. 1870 is heavily inspired by SPI’s Wilderness Campaign, Mark Simonitch’s US Civil War and the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series.

  • Units are SP, Corps and Army HQs.

  • HQs have an ATK Bonus, DEF Bonus, and Movement Allowance

  • March & Planned Attacks | Defensive Chassepot fire | Artillery Bombardments

  • Mechanics covering Leader Casualties, Disruption/Demoralization, Logistics and Command are all included in the game.

  • Part of the 2140 series, no more than 140 counters with a 22x17 inch map of France.

WEIGHT: 7/10
SOLO: 8/10

Design by Ray Weiss
Developed by Matt Ward
Counters by Ivan Caceres
Map by Ilya Kudriashov

BGG link to the game:

1870: The War Against The Empire

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Game is print on demand, so please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery within the US.
16 Ounces