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This website is dedicated to supporting fans of the Les Batailles dans l'Age de l'Empereur Napoléon Premier boardgame series of Napoleonic period tactical combat published by Clash of Arms Games.

La Bataille began its long life in the 1970's. Since then the system has gone through a number of rules updates to keep up with current wargame theory and increasing awareness of the intricacy of Napoleonic Period tactical combat. This website contains the most recent sets of Series Rules and Charts officially produced for this series of boardgames. The site also contains, for each of the games published to date, a set of Exclusive Rules and Charts and any extra counters required for use with the latest sets of rules.

We hope that you enjoy playing La Bataille as much as we do and find these rules and additions helpful to learning and playing this grand old system.

A Note on Printing
Most of the files on the website are in PDF format in both US and International units. To get counters and other materials to print at their proper size be sure to print with Scaling set to NONE or 100%.

Some Words About the Site Content

La Bataille de la Moscowa™ was the debut of the Règlement des Marie-Louise rules which are a simplified and faster playing version of the full Règlement. I think people looking for an introduction to the system or who are looking for less complex rules for conventions or game nights will enjoy them. Les grognards will examine them and grumble, but that is to be expected from a grognard, no? Have no fear though, if someone wishes to step up from the Marie-Louise rules to Le Règlement they will find that most of the concepts are retained and they will not have to relearn large parts of the rules. That is Le Règlement builds on the Marie-Louise rules.

The most recent version of the Marie-Louise rules is Revision 3. See the notes on the rules page for some of the differences.

The most recent version of Le Règlement 30 is Revision 11. This will be the final version of Le Règlement 30. The next version of the rules, Le Règlement XL, is planned for publishing in 2015. This version will feature a rules rewrite of infantry skirmishers to better reflect their historical capabilities, more detail, though not necessarily more rules, regarding different types of columns in use and more accurate howitzer scatter as soon as we can go through Scharnhorst's and other's artillery tables. And perhaps we will steal some of the good ideas from the BAR system to simplify some of the unusual cases in the rules.

Terry Doherty

November 1, 2013

Graeme Leslie


  • August 9, 2014. Posted the updated Exclusive Rules and Charts for Wavre.
  • March 16, 2014. Posted the updated Exclusive Rules and Charts for Mont Saint-Jean.

  • November 25, 2013. Posted the commentary for Auerstädt, a translation of Höpfner's chapter on the battle.

  • November 1, 2013. Posted the most recent revisions of the Le Règlement and the Marie-Louise rules.

  • September 8, 2013. Talavera counters used in the VASSAL module courtesy of Juan Manuel Recio & Pedro J. Ferrandis from Spain.
  • September 4, 2013. First day of school and Talavera VASSAL module courtesy of Juan Manuel Recio & Pedro J. Ferrandis from Spain. They do great work.
  • August 26, 2013. Some updates to Bailen. Fancy organization displays for Talavera and Albuera courtesy of Juan Manuel Recio. Updated QB2 VASSAL module (v2.2) by Kevin Graves.
  • July 8, 2013. Added La Bataille de Bailén as a Desktop Publish Game. Courtesy of Nigel Barry.
  • Feburary 18, 2013. Added exclusive rules for La Bataille de Ligny and a single set of charts, rosters and extra counters for all four battles of the 100 days.
  • Feburary 2, 2013. Added color organization displays for La Bataille de Lindenau and La Bataille de Möckern courtesy of Juan Manuel Recio Cayuela.

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