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Battles on the Ice

By: Hollandspiele

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: War Games (Holland Spiele)

Last Stocked on 1/25/2021

Product Info

Title
Battles on the Ice
Publisher
Category
Publish Year
2017
Dimensions
8.75x11.25x1.25"
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
60 - 90 Minutes

Description

The third game in the Shields & Swords II series tackles two unusual engagements. In both battles, the "invincible" Livonian Order - an autonomous branch of the Teutonic Knights - met their enemies atop a frozen body of water, and in both cases, they suffered a humiliating defeat.

The 1242 battle at Lake Peipus was immortalized in Sergei Eisenstein's rousing film "Alexander Nevsky", and is probably the first thing most folks think of when they hear "Battle on the Ice". This battle should have been a cakewalk for the Livonians, as their elite, well-armed, ruthless cavalry were facing a feudal army of peasants. But Nevsky exhibited sound tactical judgment, and a deployment of his own cavalry at just the right time turned the tide decisively in his favor. Similar to The Grunwald Swords, this battle allows the Novgorod Player to choose the exact moment to bring in his horse archers (making their first appearance in the S&S II series). The longer he waits, the more VP he'll score, but the greater the chance that it'll be too late.

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