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Registration for Summer Games 2024

This game event will feature the European Unification Wars OnLine (EUWOL) game engine. The scenario will be based on a hypothetical "War of Prussian Succession" (circa 1865) that pits the leading "great families" of Prussia and the German Confederation against one another when the Prussian King dies unexpectedly. There will be four player teams representing four of these "great families".

Civil War era maps at the Library of Congress

Researched by Guild member, Weary Willie

An excellent resource.

Background for the CWOL 1862 Campaign

The Situation in 1862

Napoleon's transition to a staff model

Napoleon Bonaparte did not have a staff on the general model used by modern militaries, but was important in the transition between assistants to an individual and a modern staff. His Grand Quartier-General consisted of three main branches:

Napoleon's Maison
Grand Etat-Major General, headed by Marshal Louis Alexandre Berthier

The Maison was Napoleon's personal staff, but with an important addition to the usual clerks.


Weapons of the Civil War


The Development of The Corps D'Armée And Its Impact on Napoleonic Warfare

By Major James Wasson
United States Army

The organization of the corps d'armée and the doctrinal use of the bataillon carré were significant in making the campaigns of Napoleonic warfare quicker and more fluid than those of Frederick the Great's time. These changes allowed Napoleon to hold a decisive advantage over his opponents until at least 1807. [1] The concepts upon which these two changes were made are still applicable today.

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