I disagree, its not junk. Its likely THE most accurate Napoleonic battle game ever designed . . . BUT . . . hyper accuracy, hyper detail and for uber Grogs only. I did a review of it here and this can be found at https://www.wargamer.com/articles/accur ... -napoleon/
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So would I recommend this game? Well, no, or at least not without some heavy qualification. If you belong to that very small niche which worships uber detail and highly history oriented, then this is your game and I suggest you buy it right now. It does exactly what its designer intended and more. It is likely the closest you will ever get to seeing how a Napoleonic battle really, REALLY looked and worked. Seriously, just look at the enormous distance between units to allow for deployment in this game.
And that’s really the problem. The game is simply too damn good at what it does; the rest of the gaming world doesn’t have PhDs in the History of the 1st Empire. The visuals will be not only complex but confusing, and low non Hollywood casualty rates along with time delayed decision making will not attract customers. And truth be known, when I saw the raw numbers of soldiers displayed for a 1 to 1 scale, I simply felt intimidated. I’ve studied this period of history for a good 40 years, and I knew the numbers, but seeing them deployed was jaw dropping. If nothing else, I just gained new respect for commanders back then, but . . . just, wow.
I think for most folks the Scourge of War Waterloo series is a better choice as it seems to have a perfect mix of history and gameplay, not an overabundance of either. But if pure simulation and through the roof realism is your heart’s desire, then fasten your seat belt and get ready for one Hell of a ride.