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This War Without an Enemy

By: Nuts! Publishing

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: War Games (Nuts! Publishing)

MSRP $94.95

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This War Without an Enemy
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Boxed Game
Age Range
14 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
60 - 240 Minutes


This War Without an Enemy is a 2-player strategic block wargame on the first English Civil War, during which the Royalist forces fighting for King Charles I were opposed by the English Parliamentarian troops and their Scottish allies, the Covenanters, in a struggle for political, economic and religious control of England.

The game engine will be familiar to anyone who has played a card-driven block wargame. A year consists of 6 turns. At the beginning of each year both players draw a hand of 6 cards. A turn consists of the following phases:

  • Initiative Phase: each player plays a card to determine player order for the Strategic Phase.
  • Strategic Phase: each player, in turn, spends the action points on the card they played to move blocks and/or recruit (deploy new blocks or add strength to existing blocks).
  • Tactical Phase: battles and siege combats are fought.
  • Supply Phase: blocks exceeding the supply limit of an area are reduced in strength.
  • Victory Phase: if the marker on the Victory Track has reached 3 or more VPs for a player’s side, then that player has won the game.

    The game map depicts England and Wales, the scene of the conflict, split into five Regions and further divided into Areas, as well as parts of Scotland, Ireland and ‘Le Continent’, from which other forces may enter the war. New troops that can be raised in England and Wales are represented by blocks kept in the Recruitment Areas. Blocks that enter the game through major events or through card play remain off map.
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