Sandell, Roger. "Could Napoleon Have Invaded England?"
Divergence: 1809 CE
What if: Napoleon reconsidered his rejection of Robert Fulton's proposal to build a fleet of steamboats for the invasion of England, and also employed a different scheme in his invasion of Russia.
Summary: After inviting Fulton back to France, Napoleon determined that it would be unwise to attempt a complete conquest of Russia. Instead, he stops at Minsk and announces the liberation of the serfs, confident that it will result in rebellions preventing a Russian counterattack. Discussion ends with final preparations for the invasion of England (presumably included in the gaming supplement of this wargaming magazine).
Published: In Command #47 (February 1998).