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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6 players
Recommended with 3, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Here I Stand
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Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555
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Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555 is the first game in over 25 years to cover the political and religious conflicts of early 16th Century Europe. Few realize that the greatest feats of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ignatius Loyola, Henry VIII, Charles V, Francis I, Suleiman the Magnificent, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernando Cortes, and Nicolaus Copernicus all fall within this narrow 40-year period of history. This game covers all the action of the period using a unique card-driven game system that models both the political and religious conflicts of the period on a single point-to-point map.

There are six main powers in the game, each with a unique path to victory:

  • The Ottomans
  • The Habsburgs
  • The English
  • The Valois Dynasty of France
  • The Papacy
  • The Protestants

Here I Stand is the first card-driven game to prominently feature secret deal-making. A true six-sided diplomatic struggle, the game places a heavy emphasis on successful alliance-building through negotiations that occur away from the table during the pre-turn Diplomacy Phase. Set during the period in which Niccolò Machiavelli published his masterpiece "The Prince," backstabbing is always possible, especially because the card deck is loaded with event and response cards that can be played by any power to disrupt the plans of the powers in the lead.

Here I Stand integrates religion, politics, economics, and diplomacy in a card-driven design. Games vary in length from 3–4 hours for a tournament scenario up to full campaign games that run about twice the time. Rules to play games with 3, 4, or 5 players are also included. The 3-player game is just as well balanced as the standard 6-player configuration, taking advantage of the natural alliances of the period.

Game Components:

  • Four full-color counter sheets
  • One 22" × 34" full-color mapsheet (Deluxe edition: Mounted Mapboard)
  • 110 Strategy cards
  • Ten 6-sided dice
  • 32-page Rulebook
  • 24-page Campaign Manual
  • Six 8.5" × 5.5" Power Cards
  • Two Player Aid Cards (two-sided) Game Features
  • The 2010 Deluxe Edition also contains the 2-player variant rules and cards

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Sequel: The Virgin Queen

Two-Player Variant: A variant that includes 19 new cards (a Diplomacy Deck) that allows two-player play and was released by GMT Games in their C3i magazine #19 on August 8, 2007. This variant is included in the second printing of the game (Deluxe Edition - 2010).

English Deluxe Edition, Second Printing: includes mounted map, the two-player variant deck and rules integrated into the rulebook, and better quality counters.

German Version: complete German translation of the game by Udo Grebe Gamedesign.


Redux map: http://www.west2productions.com/Mapology/_NEW/MapB10.htm.

Online Play - Real-Time: Wargameroom.


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English Deluxe Edition; Second Printing
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2010
Product Code: GMT 0512-10
Size: 12.20 x 9.20 x 3.00 inches
4.62 pounds
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German Multilanguage Deluxe Edition, Second Printing
Publisher: Udo Grebe Gamedesign
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2010
Product Code: 0512-10
Size: 12.20 x 9.20 x 3.00 inches
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Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2006
Product Code: 0512
Size: GMT standard box
4.00 pounds
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6 Number of Cards to be Dealt to each Power
A single page player aid designed to speed up game start by knowing how many cards to deal to each power for each Scenario. Please feel free to thumb up or post a constructive comment. Thank you.
English
2015-04-17
8 Instrukcja Here I Stand w języku polskim
Polskie tłumaczenie instrukcji do Here I Stand. Zgłaszanie błędów i koniecznych poprawek mile widziane.
Polish
2015-03-04
6 Cards 1-110 (all) in Polish
Wszystkie karty do HIS po polsku.
Polish
2015-02-12
3 1517 Scenario Strategy Tips
For the first two turns of the most played scenario, this will help newbies get on their feet. I recommend combining these sheets with the written 1517 strategy advice on the Here I Stand homepage: http://home.comcast.net/~ebeach/tips.htm
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2015-02-08
6 Here I Stand 1532 Scenario Strategy Tips
1532 is the definitive Here I Stand scenario for its manageable length, balance, and variety. However, it gets underplayed due to 1517 being the poster boy. Here is a strategy tip sheet to quickly orient players to the demands of the scenario. Applicable to the tournament scenario.
English
2015-01-22
9 Here I Stand Simple Military/Religious Rules Summary
We have a new version 3; thanks to everyone for continuing to catch and fix all errors and vague spots.
English
2015-01-21
7 HIS Actions summary for each Power
based on the Action summary uploaded by poifpoif, I created these separate files to print and give to each player, in preparation for the game. Original file: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/91352/summary-or-rules
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2014-11-27
2 1543-1559 Scenario
New Italian war has begun. This is a 4 turns scenario mainly about: Schmalkaldic War, queen Mary I Tudor (English player fully participate in the game), Rough Wooing and spread of calvinism. The scenario file contains: new cards, new counters (3 new debaters) and scenario rules and setup. Your comments, VP scores (after the gameplay) and advices are welcome.
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2014-06-30
13 additional 6 cards for Here I Stand
New cards: Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell, Bartolomeo de la Casas and Juan Gines de Sepulveda, Kanuni - Muhibbi and his architect Sinan, Sigismund I the Old Jagiellon, War with Portugal in the Indian Ocean. Posted with permission from Ed Beach
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2014-03-26
9 ACTS-CB tutorial for HIS
Condensed from my last game as moderator for n00b game, this is ideal for learning ACTS and CB for use in HIS. Also walks you through the beginning of a game to the SD phase.
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2013-07-14
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