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2005
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2 − 5
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Best with 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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14 and up
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Assyrian Wars
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"Peace is not a condition between independent states. Peace is a service that can be bought...for tribute to the Assyrian King".

The Assyrians were the innovators of siege warfare. All siege techniques like rams, towers, undermining city walls have been developed to mastery by the Assyrians. Typical Assyrian is the shield bearer with oversize shields protecting the masses of bowmen from enemy fire.

Set in ancient Mesopotamia, Assyrian Wars (722 to 605 BC) covers the ruler period of the last four great Assyrian Kings and the decline and fall period resulting in the destruction of the Assyrian Empire and the defeat of their Egyptian Allies.

In 722 BC, Sargon II becomes King in Nineveh as new "King of the World". A couple of problems threaten the strongest and most effective Army the world has seen so far.

In the West an Assyrian Army is inflicting a hunger siege on Samaria in Israel. Will the Egyptian Pharaoh interfere?

In the North the rampaging Uratu Kingdom is threatening the Assyrian borders.

In the South Mardukkapallidin has become King of Babylonia. He started a revolt against Assyria, the mighty Elam in the Southeast joined him.

In the East the innumerable Mede tribes become a growing threat. The first signs of a large migration from the North consisting of Cimmerian and Scythian tribes become visible. And all those minor state tribute refusers who need to be punished!

Will you as the Assyrian King maintain your Empire? Or will you as Babylonia, Mede, Elam, or Egypt free the world from Assyrian Tyranny?

Assyrian Wars is a multi player game, but with the Assyrian player against all others. Temporary Alliance changes possible. Conflicting trade interests may cause minor conflicts. It can, however, be played solitaire as well.

Each game turn represents the ruler period of one Assyrian King, the last turn decline and fall. Turns are divided into impulses. Follow the order of states on the impulse track each card played represents an impulse.

Assyrian Wars is a point to point game. Assyrian Wars gives an easy entry for beginners. Still the game provides complex games situations depending on players strategy. Every game is different for nobody knows which random cards a player gets in addition to his fixed home cards.

For the experienced players there are challenging specials like Heavy Infantry, Light Infantry, Bowmen, Heavy Cavalry, Light Cavalry, Horsebowmen, and Chariots.

Assyrian Wars allows detailed siege warfare. 66 cities on the map are waiting for you to take them. Can you overcome the massive city walls and water your horses at the Rivers of Babylon? The decision is yours to make.

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Size: 12.60 x 9.33 x 1.97 inches
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5 Assyrian Wars Card Manifest
This is a listing of the cards for Assyrian Wars and the info sheet for each major country. Let me know if there are any errors or I can change it to make it better.
English
2009-10-26
7 Turn Summary Chart
This double sided A4 chart contains all sequences and key rules without the need for constant cross-referencing. Hopefully a time-saving aid for new and experienced players alike
English
2009-04-06
1 Assyrian Wars Combat Matrix
Take the guesswork out of battles. Consult the Oracle (Matrix) to see if the odds favour you. Simply add the correct numbers, invoke the deity and roll the bones!
English
2009-03-26
2 AW-Historical Timeline
Major rulers and events during the period coverd by Assyrian Wars
English
2009-03-12
2 AW-Unit Inventory
Complete list of every powers' units
English
2009-03-12
3 AW-Orders of Battle
These are the updated files for the Orders of Battle. They are now displayed on two A4 cards, allowing more room for the units. The countries have been arranged so that for the 'Two Rivers' and 'Rise and Fall' scenarios, only one card need be used
English
2009-03-12
2 Assyrian Wars Battle Displays
Updated and improved version of previous file. Display all units for basic and advanced battles
English
2009-02-21
6 Assyrian Wars Show.ppt
PPT: Print or use as slideshow as a Play Aid
2005-12-05
0 PPT File Usage.doc
Small Word file re: the uploaded Powerpoint file
2005-12-05
5 AW Play Aid 3.doc
Interphase Activities: Politics, Action Cards etc.
2005-12-05
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