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Dawn of Battle

By: Worthington Publishing

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Wargames (Worthington)

MSRP $75.00

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Dawn of Battle
Product Line
Publish Year
NKG Part #
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Boxed Game
Age Range
14 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
120 - 240 Minutes


Dawn of Battle is a hex-and-counter war game allowing players to refight
historical battles from 1500 BCE to 1500 CE or 3000 years of combat. Players
take the roles of the great commanders of history, including Xerxes, Alexander
the Great, Julius Caesar, Saladin, and William Wallace.

The game system is straight-forward and action-packed, as players depend upon the quality of their army’s leadership to provide activation points allowing them to maneuver their armies and strike against the enemy. The better an army’s command, the more flexibility it has to move, rally, and attack.

Also included are supplementary rules that cover free deployment in scenarios, barbarian charges, command control and impetuousity, elephant panic, and random events.

Each of the twenty included scenarios indicate the disposition of each army that engaged at that historical battle. Units include a variety of infantry types (including hoplites and the Macedonian phalanx), cavalry (including chariots and mounted archers), missile units (including slingers, longbows, and even early gunpowder weapons), and special units such as elephants and war wagons.

The game’s primary engine is comprised of an action deck used to determine command, the randomly determined outcomes of actions, and melee combat. Additionally, action cards provide special effects that players can use to enhance their units’ abilities as well as the narrative of the gaming experience. The action deck provides a unique means of resolving a battle in an experience that will never be duplicated.

Hard Mounted 22” x 34” game board
Three to five sheets of die-cut counters
Two Player Aid Cards
80 marker cubes in two colors (red and yellow)
Two decks of 72 cards each
Plastic bases for the stand up leaders
Rules Book
Scenario Book
Counter Tray

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