Rating: 7.7 Very Good
Popularity:6
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2012
Players: 2-5 players
Playing time: 90 minutes
Age:10+

Official Site: 1812 The Invasion of Canada - Game Web Site


Created by: Beau Beckett, Jeph Stahl, Jarek Nocoń, Steve Paschal

Published by: Academy Games, ASYNCRON games, Schwerkraft-Verlag

Alternate Names: 1812: Der zweite amerikanische Unabhängigkeitskrieg

Description:

1812 - The Invasion of Canada

The year is 1812. War is raging across Europe and Russia. Napoleon, emperor of France, is seeking to dominate Europe through conquest.

France's enemies, led by England, are engaged in a desperate struggle to defeat Napoleon. England, in dire need of men, is impressing men to serve in its navy. Included are Americans who are pressed into service at gunpoint.

The young American nation objects. Eager to defend its sovereign rights and to strengthen its position in North America, the United States declares war on Britain on June 18, 1812.

Taking advantage of the British Army being occupied in its struggles against Napoleon, American forces invade Canada in order to drive the British from its last remaining colony on North American soil. Surprised, Britain reels from the attack and now has to face another enemy threat on another front.

In 1812 - The Invasion of Canada, players take on one of the roles of the major factions that took part in the War of 1812. On the British side these are represented by the British Regulars (Redcoats), Canadian Militia and Native Americans; and the American Regular Army and American Militia comprise the American players.

Players for each side will cooperate with each other in order to plan and conduct their campaigns. Each side will attempt to capture Objective Areas on the map. When a truce is called, the side that controls the most enemy Objective Areas wins.

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Awards:
Origins Awards Best Historical Board Game Nominee 2013
Golden Geek Best Wargame Nominee 2013
Meeples' Choice Nominee 2012
Golden Geek Best Wargame Nominee 2012

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War Hawks #09

Ex: Movement card #1 was played that allowed 2 armies to be moved 3 areas each. Now the active player may move 4 armies 3 areas each.


William Harrison #10

Ex: At least one unit in the army that moves must be blue. Units may be left behind in the original area.


Publication Ban #11

Ex: For this turn only, Rome acts as an American Regulars Muster Area (3.1). Units may not be placed in Albany.


Forced March #12

Ex: Movement card #02 was played that allowed 2 armies to be moved 3 areas each. …



1812 Full Campaign Scenario Setup

This is the full version of the game.

Starting Units: Populate the map areas with the corresponding colored units that are printed on the map.

Additional Units: After the initial on-board units are placed, the British Regulars, Canadian Militia, and Native American players each place 4 additional units of their color on any British homeland area.

Next, the American Militia and American Regular players each place 6 additional units of their color on any American homeland area.

A player's units may be placed on one or more areas, including empty areas. …




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