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In 1871 a serving British officer called GT Chesney wrote a short story that sent shockwaves through Victorian Britain. Frustrated by the state of the army, he wrote "The Battle of Dorking", the story of Britain's invasion and total defeat at the hands of a newly-united Germany. It was to influence both literature and British army reform for years to come. "1871: The Battle of Dorking" allows two players to find out what might have happened at the key battle of this fictional campaign. Along with the rules and all the cut-outs needed, full background notes are given regarding Chesney's original book, the context of the campaign and the weaponry, organisation and tactics of both armies. A game should last two hours on a first play, reducing to 90 minutes once familiar with the rules.

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2 Piece 8.5"x11" map
57 double-sided counters
28 single-sided counters

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File Last Updated:
November 06, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on July 14, 2009.