Napoleonic Battles 1798–1815

This page presents links to reports of our games in our favoured period. These cover the years most normally termed Napoleonic (1800–1815), but will also include our planned games for the French Revolutionary Wars (1792–1799).

Click on the links see the reports of these games (which appear elsewhere on this blog).

Naval Encounters of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Cornwallis' Retreat 17 June 1795

Fictitious French v British Napoleonic Naval
: playtest of Grand Fleet Actions

First Battle of Algeciras, 4th July 1801

Second Battle of Algeciras, 12th July 1801

Battle of San Domingo, 6th February, 1806
The Austerlitz Campaign 1805

Two games of sections of the Battle of Austerlitz, 2nd December 1805
Attack of the Russian Guard and Bagration’s Battle

The Jena Campaign 1806

Battle of Saalfeld, 10 October 1806
Two versions using General de Division and Shako II rules

Battle of Jena, 14th October 1806

Battle of Auerstädt, 14th October 1806

The Campaign in Poland 1806–07

The campaign in Poland was one of the most gruelling and challenging of the Napoleonic Wars. Fought in two distinct phases, the winter of 1806-07 and the summer of 1807, it produced some of the most hard-fought battles of the era and is a great source of scenarios for wargames. We have played several games based on battles from this campaign and have others planned for the near future.

26th December 1806
'Twin' Battles of Pultusk and Golymin

8th February 1807
Battle of Eylau

15th May 1807
Battle of Nehrung—the failed attempt to relieve Danzig: first game and second game

14th June 1807
Battle of Friedland—the scenario, part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4

The 1809 Campaign
Dubbed the 'apogée of the Empire' by Hourtoulle and 'last success' as David Chandler this is a favourite amongst many Napoleonic wargamers (me included, JF). As with 1806-07, the main campaign had two distinct phases, the autumn attack by the Austrians, rapidly countered and defeated by Napoleon up to the ill-fated attack at Aspern-Essling (Napoleon's first defeat?), followed by the French victories of Wagram and Znaim and the eventual Treaty of Schönbrunn. Additionally there were 'side', but important fronts in Poland, central Germany, the Tyrol and Italy. 

Battle of Raszyn, 19th April 1809

Battle of Teugen-Hausen, 19th April 1809

Action at Abbach (Battle of Eckmühl) 22nd April 1809

The Peninsular War 1807–1814
(also presented on a separate page)

14th July 1808
Battle of Medina del Rio Seco

19th July 1808
Battle of Bailén: Two versions: GdD and Shako ANF

21st August 1808
Battle of Vimeiro: two versions using Zimmermann rules and using Shako-ANF

16th January 1809
Battle of Coruña

28th March 1809
Battle of Medellin

18th October 1809
Battle of Tamames, version 1 and version 2

24th July 1810
Battle of River Coá, using Grand Battery and Shako II

3rd–5th May 1811
Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, version 1 and version 2

16th May 1811
Battle of Albuera, version 1 and version 2

The Russian Campaign of 1812

7th September 1812
Combat for Utitsa
The Grand Redoubt

24th October 1812

Battle of Maloyaroslavets—first attempt
Battle of Maloyaroslavets—revised scenario

Napoleon's last campaign in Germany 1813

2nd May 1813
Battle of Lützen—part 1
Battle of Lützen—part 2 summary and in pictures

21st–22nd May 1813
Battle of Bautzen, Second Day—part 1
Battle of Bautzen, Second Day—part 2

The Campaign in France 1814

1st February 1814
Battle of La Rothière: part one and part two

11th February 1814
Battle of Montmirail

The Hundred Days Campaign 1815

16th June 1815
Battle of Quatre Bras: part 1 and part 2

18th June 1815
Battle of Waterloo: part 1part 2part 3 and part 4

Battle of Wavre


  1. This is one of the best blogs on Napoleonics. Well done.

  2. I believe Napoleon would have made 4 Marshals had they been either alive or in one case not politically ostracized. The latter Moreau, I think, would have been the first selected. Desaix (died on 1800) would have been next if not top 3. Kleber (died in 1800 as well) and Joubert (died in 1799) would have also been given their batons. Just food for thought.