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Ancient Battles Deluxe - From Guts to Gunpowder

Ancient Battles Deluxe - From Guts to Gunpowder
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Author: Mike Nagel
Publish Year: 2009
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.5"
Restockable: No
Type: Ziplock
Series: Deluxe #2


With grim-faced determination and sharpened sword, lead your troops through the greatest battles of history using the simple maneuver and combat mechanics that allow you engage in the decisive missile and melee combat that is Ancient Battles Deluxe.

Here players will find more than a great game, but a complete system using standardized pieces and rules that allows hearty warriors to recreate any number of pre-gunpowder and early-gunpowder era battles in a compact playing area over a short time.

Do you have what it takes to command an army in a desperate situation? Will your leadership be able to advance your line in good order or resist the shock of a barbarian charge? If your units falter and break, will you be able rally them once more unto the line, or will your army disintegrate into abject panic? Show us what it takes to maintain good order and cohesion amidst the chaos of battle long enough to vanquish the foe, break their spears asunder, and to stand gloriously amid the field of battle victorious!

Battles Included:

Kadesh (Hittites vs Egyptians, 1288 BC)
Leuctra (Thebes vs Sparta, 371 BC)
Chaeronea (Macedonia vs Thebes, 338 BC)
Granicus (Macedonia vs Persia, 334 BC)
Legnano (Barbarosa vs Pope Alexander III, 1176 AD)
Hattin (Crusaders vs Saladin, 1187 AD)
Arsouf (Saladin vs Richard the Lionheart, 1191 AD)
Bannockburn (Edward of England vs Robert the Bruce, 1314 AD)

Game Components:

One 12-page, color instructions booklet, with Optional rules included
160 color, die-cut 5/8” mounted SQUARE game pieces
56 color, die-cut 5/8" mounted ROUND game pieces
45 die-cut 1/2" mounted ROUND activation markers
Two 11” x 17" color game maps
One 4.25” x 11” color player aid sheet
One page of Designer's Notes

Number of Players: 2
Ages: 12 and up
Playing Time: approx. 1 hour
Complexity: 4 on a 9-scale
Solitaire Suitability: 6 on a 9-scale
Time scale: Each Game Turn equals 45 minutes
Unit scale: Dozens to hundreds of men, beasts and equipment