Arcola 1796 is the 41st battle in the Jours de Gloire series. The battle was fought during three days, from November 15-17, 1796, and is simulated in three independent scenarios and a campaign game, taking into account the strategic situation in which the fighting occurred.
Despite his partial check at Caldiero on November 12, 1796, Bonaparte resolved to take the offensive again and try to defeat the Austrians before they could reunite their armies. On the night of November 14, thanks to a wide turning maneuver to the south, Bonaparte crossed the Adige with 19,000 men to surprise the rear guard of Alvinczy’s army of 24,000 men situated around Arcola.
Arcole 1796 is a highly unusual game in the Jours de Gloire series, due to the nature of its terrain. In an environment of marshes and rice fields, numerous dikes had been constructed. Their initial purpose was to protect the region from flooding by the Adige and Alpone Rivers, but they also came to be used as a means of travel. The main fighting during the three days of the Battle of Arcola occurred on these dikes, which compartmentalized the terrain, and thus the opposing columns of troops met head-to-head.
Units: 1 strength point = 200 men, 150 cavalry, or 2 cannons
Map: 360 meters / hex
Turn: 90 minutes
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