Tactical/Regimental-level Napoleonic Wargames?

There seem to be quite a few difference tactical/regimental-level Napoleonic wargames. Does anyone have experience with a broad range of these, enough to recommend one (or a series) above others?

I like the play-style of the Great Battles of the American Civil War system, and ideally I'm looking for something similar, but in the Napoleonic era.

I don't have much of a preference for specific battles, but I would prefer something that plays well solitaire (as GBACW does), so no 'hidden information' would be good.

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Comment by Steve Trauth on July 12, 2013 at 5:16pm

I had forgotten the name of the WV series title that was in an old S&T - remembered it now -it would probably take awhile to dig up (particularly here in Australia if you try locally) -called Ney vs Wellington.

It is on Quatre Bras.

Battles for Waterloo is -well, it is sort of a moot point being as it has been oop for quite awhile as well. Same story -probably tough to find locally. 

Comment by Enrico CS Viglino on July 12, 2013 at 9:22am

I don't feel there's that big a difference in the scale shift. Most of the Nappy battles covered are very large,

so doing it at Battalion (rather than brigade) level is like playing TSS. Wellington's Victory being an outstanding

example. So, unless you're looking for monsters, you might be better off taking that step back into the Brigade scale.

Comment by Steve Trauth on July 12, 2013 at 4:45am

Battles of Waterloo would be more along the lines of a brigade level. 

Part of the issue that you might find limits your searching, Nathan, is that (generally) during the Napoleonic Wars period, the comparable unit to a US Civil War Regt was called a Battalion. It seems like semantics on the face it things -but it really isn't.

Wellington's Victory (and anything related) would be at that sort of scale comparable to GBACW. La Bataille series is also pretty close -although I am not sure how well they play solitaire.

Comment by Enrico CS Viglino on July 12, 2013 at 2:30am

Yes. And Waterloo (The Battles of Waterloo ) There were some games published in VV as well.

Comment by Nathan on July 12, 2013 at 1:04am

Triumph and Glory series?

Comment by Nathan on July 12, 2013 at 1:02am

What is Berg's nappy stuff? I didn't know he had any?

Comment by Enrico CS Viglino on July 12, 2013 at 12:56am

I've played NBS (brigade level) and Ney vs Wellington (along with the NAW-style stuff).

Far and away the third edition of NBS is my favorite. I own some La Bat (after BAR I'm reluctant)

and Berg's GMT nappy stuff (which looks close to GBACW's recent chit pull incarnations). Any of these

designs appear very soloable. The NBS requires written (and hidden) orders, but I find that actually helps

define the broad strategy nicely. 

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