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Just a heads up that Phil Sabin's Empire is now available again from the Society of Ancients, in a revised 2013 printing.



It's the same game - map, counters - but the rules have been revised to add in one new rule and to tidy up or clarify a couple of things to avoid ambiguity.

From the SoA newsblog:

"Using simple mechanisms to capture the broad sweep of history, the game simulates the 200 years from the rise of Philip II of Macedon to the establishment of Roman hegemony in the west.

Up to four players control one or more peoples (Romans, Carthaginians, Macedonians, Persians/Parthians) and conduct campaigns against their neighbours on a map of the ancient world stretching from Iberia in the west to India in the east. Great captains bring the historical influence of Alexander, Hannibal and Scipio the younger to bear, but revolts may strike at any time.

Combat is resolved by rolling a d6 and applying modifiers. If players wish the battles can be fought out using a tactical system.

To quote the Society's webpage,

Empire comes in a zip-loc bag, and includes a full colour 8.5” by 22” game map, 77 full colour card counters, and an 8 page A4 rulebook including ready reference charts, an example of play, and extensive design notes and bibliography.

The game is available from games section of the Society of Ancients' webstore soa.org.uk for £7.50 + shipping."
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Any news on what that rule is, for those of us who have the older version?
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From the designer, through SoA_BGG:

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The second SoA edition merely incorporates the slight tweaks from the deluxe boardgame version. If I remember rightly, these are the -1 for attacks on an independent Gallia or Cisalpina on turns 1-10, the +1 for Roman attacks without a Great Captain on turns 11-20, and the facility for the Parthians to store up homeland rebellion attempts for future turns instead of using them at once.

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You should be able to figure out the first two tweaks, but here's the rules text for the third:

"If Parthia is occupied, the player has a further option, namely to store up a rebellion die roll for the future instead of dicing at once. A marker is placed in the Caspian Sea just above Parthia for each rebellion attempt so deferred. When the player does eventually decide to dice for the rebellion, he rolls one die for the current turn plus as many extra dice as there are markers in the Caspian. If any of the rolls are 6, Parthia reverts to native control, but all of the stored markers are lost regardless of the result."
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Thanks Jake - apologies for not seeing this sooner.
 
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SoA_BGG wrote:
Thanks Jake - apologies for not seeing this sooner.

No worries!
 
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Where is the best store to find this game?
 
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USMMA95 wrote:
Where is the best store to find this game?


I believe it's only sold through the SoA website: http://www.soa.org.uk/joomla/18-games/62-empire-revised-edit...
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USMMA95 wrote:
Where is the best store to find this game?


I believe it's only sold through the SoA website: http://www.soa.org.uk/joomla/18-games/62-empire-revised-edit...


Thanks for the link! Just ordered 2 copies.
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