|About game:||You take control of legions and then lead them for 600 years of Roman republic and empire, fighting other pretenders, rebellions, enemies of Rome as well as turns of fate. The game is brutal, the Caesar can be only one and the rest is fed to the lions!
Game mechanic is fueled by action and event cards – in particular turn, a player has to play one of his two cards to perform actions of his troops or move enemies of Rome. By conquering the provinces he gains glory points and thus has possibility to acquire Intrigue Tokens. As game progresses, events become more and more severe and the map is flooded with barbarians…
|Number of players:||2-5 – I prefer “full-house” version, with dense map and five players.|
|Playing time:||This depends to some extent on the number of players – we usually are able to finish the game within 2 hours.|
|Complexity:||That is definitely one of those more light wargames. However, it still allows for many interactions and surprising moves.|
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|For whom?||This is game for all beginning wargamers but also for people who were always afraid of trying such game. The seasoned players will also be satisfied, when they want to play something lighter but still wargame-orientated.|
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On top of above review, a couple of the pictures from my session reports.
Overview of the Enemies of Rome board:
Armies in action:
So, this is fast, intense and fun game which you will play as a longer warm-up before more complex and comprehensive games, an extensive filler or simply if you do not have too much time. It is enormously intense and you should never get used to the place where your capital is at the moment!
See you in another game review!