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This group includes games that take place during (and are about) the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Not to be confused with the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802), which were concerned with defending the French First Republic and the revolutionary ideals of 1789. Most titles in this group are strategy games, Napoleon being widely recognized as a military genius himself.

Background: The Napoleonic Wars are a series of military conflicts fought by France and its smaller allies on one side, and several coalitions headed primarily by the British Empire on the other. The coalitions came to include a different number of other countries across the years, with Austria, Prussia and Russia committing the most in blood. Napoleon ended up conquering most of continental Europe through military victories and diplomatic efforts, installing members of his family at the head of various petty states and forcing alliances on defeated enemies. Despite having the humanistic gains made by the French Revolution of 1789 as a main premise, the belligerent countries were not driven only by ideological reasons. The coalitions wanted to reestablish the balance of power and maintain the previous territorial status quo on the European continent, while the France-Britain antagonism was fueled by a centuries-old rivalry. On the other side, Napoleon's ambition was determined mainly by his personal appetite for conquest.

While Napoleon has fought as a soldier or as a general since the War of the First Coalition (1792-1797), most historians place the start of the Napoleonic Wars in 1803, when Napoleon, having absolute power in France, had repeatedly breached the peace signed at Amiens in 1802, thus giving start to the War of the Third Coalition (1803-1806). Others consider that this particular series of conflicts started in 1799, when Napoleon seized the power in the country and named himself consul.

The wars marked a turning point in military history, as mass conscription, implemented by both sides, meant that an unprecedented amount of soldiers fought in battles. In terms of technology, the armies were better equipped thanks to mass-produced weaponry, and the role of artillery in military tactics increased. The Napoleonic Wars caused millions in casualties worldwide, and together with the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) is regarded as a prelude to the World Wars of the next century. The greatest battles were fought at Trafalgar (1805), Austerlitz (1805), Jena (1806), Borodino (1812), Leipzig (1813) and Waterloo (1815).

Related Links: * Wikipedia: Napoleonic Wars

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 1812: Napoleon Wars 2019 Macintosh, Windows Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail 1815 1984 Oric, Amstrad CPC (+2 more) Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Age of Sail 1996 Windows, Windows 3.x Simulation, Strategy / tactics
6.7
box cover thumbnail Age of Sail II 2001 Windows Simulation, Strategy / tactics
6.9
box cover thumbnail Austerlitz 1989 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics
6.8
box cover thumbnail Austerlitz 1986 ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC Strategy
6.7
Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory 2002 Windows Strategy
7.4
box cover thumbnail Battlefields 1985 BBC Micro, Electron Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Battleground 3: Waterloo 1996 Windows, Windows 3.x Simulation, Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia 1997 Windows, Windows 3.x Simulation, Strategy / tactics
6.9
box cover thumbnail Battleground 8: Prelude to Waterloo 1997 Windows, Windows 3.x Simulation, Strategy / tactics
7.0
box cover thumbnail Battles of Napoleon 1988 Commodore 64, DOS (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
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Bonaparte 2003 Windows Strategy
5.7
box cover thumbnail Borodino 1989 Amiga, Atari ST (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Broadsides 1984 Commodore 64, Apple II (+1 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Campaigns on the Danube 1805 & 1809 2004 Windows Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Clear for Action 1984 Atari 8-bit, TRS-80 Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Commander: Napoleon at War 2008 Windows, Macintosh Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Computer Napoleonics: The Battle of Waterloo 1980 Apple II Simulation, Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars 2005 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.1
box cover thumbnail East India Company: Battle of Trafalgar 2009 Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Empire Earth 2001 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy 2006 Windows Add-on
6.1
box cover thumbnail Europa Universalis II 2001 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
8.1
box cover thumbnail Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition 2007 Windows, Macintosh Add-on
7.3
box cover thumbnail Field of Honor 2024 Windows Action, Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Fields of Glory 1993 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Strategy / tactics
7.0
box cover thumbnail Great Napoleonic Battles 1991 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Holdfast: Nations at War 2020 Windows Action
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box cover thumbnail Imperial Glory 2005 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
7.3
box cover thumbnail L'Empereur 1990 DOS, NES (+7 more) Strategy
6.9
box cover thumbnail Man of War 1997 Windows, DOS Strategy
5.6
box cover thumbnail March of the Eagles 2013 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars 2012 Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon 2002 Windows Strategy / tactics
4.6
box cover thumbnail Napoleon 2001 Game Boy Advance, Wii U Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon 1813 1999 Windows Simulation
5.6
box cover thumbnail Napoleon at War 1986 ZX Spectrum Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon at Waterloo 1984 Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit Strategy
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Napoleon I: The Campaigns 1805-1814 1991 Amiga, Atari ST Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon in Russia 2020 Macintosh, Windows Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon in Russia: Borodino 1812 1987 Commodore 64, DOS (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon vs. The Evil Monarchies: Austerlitz 1805 1989 DOS, Amiga Simulation, Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon's Battles 2000 Windows Strategy
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon's Campaigns 2007 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.8
box cover thumbnail Napoleon's Campaigns: 1813 & 1815 1981 Apple II Simulation
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon: Interactive Battle Simulator 2000 Browser Strategy, Educational
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box cover thumbnail Napoleon: Total War 2010 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
7.8
box cover thumbnail Napoleonics 1993 DOS, Amiga Strategy / tactics, Compilation
5.2
box cover thumbnail Napoleonix 2006 Windows Mobile, Symbian (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
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