Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
There are several games named for Napoleon or based around Napoleonic themes or battles. The original board game, Napoleon, now in its third edition, was published by Gamma Two Games in 1974, as part of a series of games all concerning major battles or battle game scenarios. Subsequent variations have included strategy games, simulations, and educational computer games. Overall, the usage of Napoleon as a generic title for strategy or war games centring on the battle of Waterloo demonstrates its usefulness as a trope, rather than its genuine success in any particular title. Napoleon is a block Wargame. This means that the units displayed on the board are represented by small wooden or plastic cubes. The cubes are marked on at least one side with a unit designation, and are initially placed on the board facing the player, so ...