Back to Paris now for the final thrilling installment.
While Marshal MacMahon bravely has his photo taken at Fort Issy...
...his troops assault the first barricades. Happily the defenders ran away from this one. Note the engineers with a barrel of gunpowder poised to breach the wall.
Historically, when the first Government troops entered the city there were accusations of treachery. In the game this was replicated by one of the Commune players being banged up in jail for a couple of turns.
It can now be revealed that the Government's negotiations with the Prussians (whose army, it will be recalled, still encircled the city) had gone well and two regiments of elite Breton infantry had been sent by rail round to the north. They appeared in the middle of day two and effected an unopposed entry to Paris.