Hammer of the Scots brings the rebellion of the Braveheart, William Wallace, to life. As the English player, you seek to pacify Scotland by controlling all the important noble lords. The Scottish player also seeks the allegiance of nobles to support a difficult struggle for freedom. Hammer of the Scots will give you many hours of entertainment and insight into this fascinating period in history.
Map board: Full-color (22" x 25") mapboard of Scotland and Northern England with heraldry of the important noble families.
Wooden Blocks (24mm): 56 Hardwood counters including leaders, nobles, archers, knights, and infantry.
25 Event Cards
Detailed Game Rules
Two Scenarios: A campaign game plus two scenarios: Braveheart and The Bruce.
Playable History: Hammer of the Scots is a very playable game. The rulebook is 8 pages. Games last from 2-4 hours.
This is a 7-page rules PDF for Hammer of the Scots. This document covers setup and rules of play, but is not exhaustive or repetitive. It assumes that you have the rulebook for reference. These Quick Rules are based on the 2009 Columbia Games edition.
Note that while much of the language has been re-written from the original English rulebook, some parts have been taken verbatim. While this simplified rule-set has been compiled by me to bring further clarity to the rules, the copyright of the rules herein remain with the designers and/or publishers.
(Almost) complete rules for the game squeezed into two pages (either A4 or Letter). Should be helpful for learning the rules, introducing the game to new players or as a handy reference during play.
I attempted to improve on the wording of the original rules to achieve greater consistency and resolve any ambiguities.
New release including changes suggested by user armadaman.
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game.
If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>250), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html