The La Bataille System has been around now for more than a third of a century.Yet, does it remain only remotely understood by the thousands who have savored its intricacies and have beenseduced by its potential?My purpose will be to consider what I believe to be paramount in the evaluation of the system—that the system is not merely the means to recreate a few battles unfortunately long forgotten by the mass of humanity, but rather the system is an opportunity to experience the world that was The Age of Revolution and its natural successor, The Age of Napoleon.
My emphasis will be on the following:
The challenges of command and cooperation in the management of the system
How culture and social history influence the system.
The importance of grand tactical planning in successful management of a battle.
How the system rewards the commander who views himself more as a composer or poet rather than a modern general.
How the review of history supports the system and provides the user a secret window of success.
The joy of the multi-player game with strict time limits and limited communication.
The Structure of the Republic
The Church and Monarchy on the backs of the People. "You cannot have a Revolution without having Revolution"