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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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10
Feb 2012
Simple rules but difficult decisions abound. Great turn order system. It would be nice if this got the same deluxe treatment (component upgrade) as Fire & Axe got, since it really is a deserving game. Still the components are functional and the map is great. Gets a high score because it scales well, 2, 3 or 4 player. I never bothered to get Small World or Vinci since I have this.
2012-12-05
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Troy Nies
United States
Killdeer
North Dakota
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10
Aug 2011
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Alex Sorbello
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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9
Jun 2008*
Great euro style wargame, With some great components this would be a great game! Lower quality components do make it less actrative! This is one of those gems that gets overlooked.
2008-06-03*
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Paul Mills
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Staffordshire
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8.5
Jan 2014
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Moritz Eggert
Germany
Munich/Germany
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8
Jul 2009*
Owned
Jason Richards
United States
Old Town
Maine
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8
Jan 2003*
Owned
Anthony Simons
United Kingdom
Royal Wootton Bassett
Wiltshire
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8
May 2003*
An outstanding game, looks like a wargame, plays like a "German" game, and holds the players' interest for the two hours or so it plays out. Well-balanced, and doesn't suffer from using different numbers of players; game plays out in around the same time with any number of players.
2003-05-09*
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Greg Schloesser
United States
Talbott
Tennessee
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8
Sep 2004*
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stephen stover
United States
lake dallas
Texas
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8
Nov 2005*
I thought it had innovative mechanics.

I liked the concept of setting of the turn order of the game before you really started.
2005-11-09*
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Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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8
Apr 2010
Kind of a dice-free Britannia played out over 24 turns where players draft turn sequence during setup. Very enjoyable, but you need to get the attack rules straight in your mind, and possibly prone to downtime if there's a significant gap between your turns.
2010-04-13
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Peer Sylvester
Germany
Berlin
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8
Jun 2006*
Very unique gameplay!
2006-06-03*
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Dave Heberer
United States
Redmond
Washington
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8
May 2013
This game had a whole lot of fun stuff going on. The deterministic combat, the balancing act of keeping your array with your own people in, the clever ways you can destroy pieces loyal to other players stuck in your array. It's a bit long, but other than that the game was really fun.
2010-03-18
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Josh Cork
United Kingdom
Slough
Berkshire
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Mar 2007*
i think this game has more to show me...its brill
2007-03-10*
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Dave Dubin
United States
Champaign
Illinois
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Jan 2009*
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Kevin Nunn
United States
Houston
Texas
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8
Mar 2008*
There aren't enough games like this one; games that explore alternative mechanics. For that, the game gets bonus points.
2008-03-31*
John Owen
United States
Lisle
New York
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8
May 2008*
Arrived 2/29/08. Leap baby!
2008-05-08*
Udo Fischer
Germany
Goettingen
lower-saxony
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8
Apr 2009*
John Graham-Leigh
United Kingdom
Westbury
Wiltshire
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8
Sep 2010
Good fun, though a lot of the time the best move is obvious. Limited replayability, but the history is interesting.
2010-09-02
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Terry Love
United States
McCutchenville
Ohio
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8
Aug 2013
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Simon Carlsson
Sweden
Skällinge
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Jan 2014
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Robert van Dalen
Netherlands
Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
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7.75
Jul 2009*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.6
Sep 2003*
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Marc Bornmann
Germany
Konstanz
Baden-Württemberg
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7.5
Sep 2004*
If you like this kind of game, it's great!
2004-09-02*
Mike Hutton
United Kingdom
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Unspecified
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7.5
Nov 2004*
Excellent tour through the Plantaganet Kings of England.
2004-11-17*
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Ron Laufer
United States
Millington
New Jersey
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7.5
Aug 2007*
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Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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7.5
Mar 2008*
Quite a fun little game! Quite abstract, but moves at a good pace, with some decisions to make. One of those tough to get going, but then you get the hang of it. Love the cloth map. Always so hard to find opponents for this kind of game around here, though.
2008-03-03*
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Chester
United States
Temple
Texas
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7.5
May 2009*
I'd kind of prefer nicer components, but the game design if very solid and interesting. I can't think of another game this feels like.

There is a lot of strategy in the turn-order selection. There is some luck in the draw bag, but you can usually find something useful to do even if you get the 'wrong' guys.

Its definitely a game where you pick your spots.

We got a kick out of the fact that the VP chits are turned face down and 'hidden' even though each denomination is an easily recognizable distinct shape.

I'd play this one any time.
2009-01-24*
Matt & Laurel
United Kingdom
Harrogate
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Aug 2009*
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Francis Kan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Jul 2009*
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Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
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7.4
Feb 2015
Good solid game, no frills just strategy!
2015-02-01
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A Derk appears from the mists...
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7
Sep 2008*
Jim Campbell
United States
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Unspecified
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Aug 2003*
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Jeph Stahl
Canada
Grimsby
Ontario
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Mar 2004*
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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Dec 2002*
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Andrew Watson
United States
Bethesda
Maryland
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Mar 2009*
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Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Dec 2007*
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R H
Australia
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7
Mar 2004*
Quite a good game. Seems to play quite fast, with each king (turn) not taking overly long to play. The 3 player game (only 1 i've played), seems to need a few more pieces in the household as we found ourselves not having many of our own pieces to use in each turn (and barbarians continuously were turning up, as they make up a higher percentage of the units when missing the 4th player colour).
2004-03-13*
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Fiske Warren
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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May 2004*
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Dan Blum
United States
Wilmington
Massachusetts
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7
Aug 2004*
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Joe J. Rushanan
United States
Bedford
Massachusetts
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Dec 2011
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Fredrik Westlinder
Sweden
Örebro
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7
Nov 2004*
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Jason Matthews
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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7
Dec 2004*
Like nearly all Ragnar Brothers designs, there are a lot of interesting mechanisms in here. A touch long, true, but still always engaging.
2004-12-12*
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Edward Woods
United States
New York
New York
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7
May 2005*
Very enjoyable and unusual, especially with the newer rules for choosing monarchs at different points throughout the game instead of just at the start. I'd love to redesign the pieces though.
2005-05-18*
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Walter
Netherlands
Soest
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7
Oct 2010
Abstract game about english history. Suprisingly fun and accurate though.
2010-10-03
Edwin Shaw
United Kingdom
London
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Jun 2005*
Richard Munday
England
Croydon
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Aug 2005*
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Martin Moyer
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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7
May 2009*
Neat little game. It might take longer than it should if people over-analyze their moves, but ultimately I like the game.
2005-12-29*
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Ian Lynagh
United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxfordshire
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7
Feb 2006*
Falls between a euro and a wargame, with an interesting central mechanic. However, downtime can be an issue, and a complete game is probably too much for your average eurogamer.
2006-02-12*
Paul Jordan
United Kingdom
Westbury
Wiltshire
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7
Feb 2006*
Good. I think that if I play this again I'll play a little different and like it even more. Nice game play. Uneven player turns.
2006-02-17*
John Roe
United Kingdom
Sarratt
Herts
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Mar 2006*
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