Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Victory and Glory: Napoleon Gameplay Review

I'm playing Victory and Glory: Napoleon, a turn-based grand strategy game by Electric Games and Slitherine.

The game features six campaigns where you lead France to victory (and glory). Each turn takes two months; land and naval units can move between provinces and engage in battles. Additional units are recruited each spring, and units can only move when equipped with a leader. Event cards can also be played to provide special abilities. Political points are spent on diplomacy, which consists mostly of declaring war on other nations. Battles can be interesting as units position and attack the enemy, with some randomization thrown in to mix things up. The AI also plays the game well, although its numerical superiority is somewhat to blame. Victory and Glory: Napoleon is an approachable strategy game with an asymmetrical take on the domination of Europe.