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2005
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2
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Best with 2 players
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8 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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14 and up
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Sun of York
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From the back of the game:

The Wars of the Roses (1453-1485) were the result of the struggle for the English crown between the Houses of Lancaster and York ... both descended from the Plantagenet line ... both with equal claim to the throne. By the end of the bloody struggle, both houses would be extinct and the crown grasped by the first of the Tudors.

Sun of York is a card game depicting the tactical battles fought between the two royal houses. Represented by the cards are all the day's major leaders, including King Henry VI (too weak a leader to maintain control of the kingdom), Margaret of Anjou (Henry's strong-willed and manipulative queen), King Edward IV (organizational genius and longest holder of the Crown), King Richard III (charismatic leader of questionable morals) and Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the "King Maker"). Troop cards include Levies, Longbowmen, Knights, Cavalry, and mercenaries from the Continent, among others. Terrain features and Special event cards are also included.

Every major engagement (and a few minor ones) is included in Sun of York, for a total of eighteen scenarios in all! Rules for randomly generated scenarios are included as is a campaign system allowing players to fight out the Wars to their bloody conclusion.

Components include 200 cards, two player aid sheets, and one sheet of 234 status markers.
[This is a desktop published game. Players are required to assemble all game components.]

Now also available (August 2011) through GMT Games as a boxed set!

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GMT first edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Charles Kibler, Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2011
Product Code: 1111
Size: GMT standard box
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6 Sun of York SOP & Summary
1st page is the Sequence of Play, with Setup & Victory conditions. 2nd has the Campaign rules.
English
2014-09-05
5 Tiled Battle Board for Sun of York
Here's a tiled, PDF version of the posted battle board image. Those who don't have access to a large format printer can print the board out in sections and glue or tape it together. Each section has a .25" overlay.
English
2012-01-17
7 Battle Board for Sun of York
This is a quick n dirty battle board that I put together. It's scaled at 22x34, but should probably be printed a little larger to accept four cards across each section.
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2012-01-17
4 GMT Version Rules
Here's a low-res copy of the Sun of York rules.
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2011-09-12
11 Flank Attack Examples
Here are a couple of diagrams that describe Flank Attack mechanics.
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2011-09-12
9 First St. Albans Replay
File contains graphics
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2011-08-15
6 MOVEMENT SUMMARY CHART
This chart will help you determine movement rules, restrictions, and costs for the game. It is not a definitive chart and may not cover every rule and exception, but it should cover the most common movements of the game. This is not to replace your rules, but just serve as a quick reference.
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2007-12-26
4 Sun of York Summary 1.0.pdf
Play summary.
2007-04-05
7 Sun of York Rules 122.pdf
Sun of York Rules, Version 1.22
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