1859 High Tide of the Second Empire


1859 is a two-player simulation dealing with the Franco-Austrian War in Northern Italy in 1859.  One player controls the forces of France and Piedmont-Sardinia and the other player controls the forces of Austria and its potential allies.  Using a shared deck of Operations Cards, each player makes decisions concerning the deployment, combat and political-military operations in support of his forces and his general strategy.


1859 The High Tide of the Second Empire continues the CDG system pioneered in 1866 The Struggle for Supremacy in Germany.

A complete game of 1859 includes:

  • one 24×33 inch mapboard
  • one rules booklet
  • one playbook
  • 55 Operations Cards and a set of card backs
  • one Players Aid Card
  • two sheets of counters
  • one Province Control Display

Release Date: May 20, 2019


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