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Bonaparte at Marengo FAQ Bonaparte at Marengo FAQ. General questions, Is the game shipping now, Can I buy the game in retail stores or other resellers, Are there any more games using this system, How long does the game take to play, Can the game be played solitaire, Who is the designer, Why is the US flag used for English, Questions about the board, Is the map white, Which way on the map is north, Questions about the pieces, Why are the Austrian pieces red, Why are the Austrian pieces red, part 2, Questions about the rules, Are the rules available in other languages, Technical rules questions, Are corrected rules available, What is the current rules version?

Reference Map

Clock Play Bonaparte at Marengo Reference Map. Because Bonaparte at Marengo does not use a grid, there is no ready way (other than pointing) to reference a particular location on the standard mapboard. This reference mapboard exists to solve that problem. Every locale on the board is given a number. (For example, the town of Marengo is in the locale numbered “8”.) To indicate that a piece is in reserve in a particular locale, simply give the number of that locale (a piece in Marengo would be at position “8”). To indicate that a piece is blocking an approach in a locale, give the number of the locale it occupies, followed by a "/" then the number of the opposite locale (a piece in Marengo blocking the approach to Peterbona would be at position “8/4”; a piece in the Peterbona locale blocking the approach to Marengo would be at “4/8”). The reference map can be readily printed to an 8.5" x 11" paper if hard copy is desired. The online version is searchable (just type the number of a locale or the name of any named feature on the map, and a flashing red arrow will point it out).

Solitaire Rules

Solitaire Play Bonaparte at Marengo Solitaire Rules. With the standard rules, Bonaparte at Marengo is a difficult game to play solitaire due to its use of limited intelligence. The purpose of the solitaire rules is to maximize the game’s solitaire playability while preserving as much as possible the character of the two player game. It should be noted that the rules do not ‘auto-play’ either side – the player still actively plays both sides, he just does so without the cognitive dissonance caused by the combination of limited intelligence and solitaire play.

Tournament Rules

Clock Play Bonaparte at Marengo Tournament Rules. Bonaparte at Marengo is well suited for tournament play, but some additional rules are helpful to ensure that the matches are fair and that play proceeds expeditiously. To that end, these tournament rules exist. The tournament rules supplement the main rules and cover three new areas: bidding for sides, clock play, and rule enforcement.


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