1870 is a grand-operational game on the first month/phase of the Franco-German war, in which the combined armies of Germany overwhelmed the martial forces of Napoleon III in a lightning campaign of opportunity and maneuver taking only a month to overthrow the Second Empire. 1870 is heavily inspired by SPI’s Wilderness Campaign, Mark Simonitch’s US Civil War and the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series.
Units are SP, Corps and Army HQs.
HQs have an ATK Bonus, DEF Bonus, and Movement Allowance
In-hex combat | Defensive Chassepot fire | German Artillery Bombardments
Leader Casualties, Fatigue, Disruption, Demoralization, and Exhaustion Statuses
Part of the 2140 series, no more than 140 counters with a 22x17 inch map of France.
Design by Ray Weiss
Developed by Matt Ward
Counters by Ivan Caceres
Map by Ilya Kudriashov