What's up with the two sides of the board?
Did Wallenstein have this?
I played a demo in Essen. The guy who explained it told us that their is some difference in the shape and alignment of the provinces, meaning that play on one board (IIRC moon) is more aggressive than on the other.
I have no idea about Wallenstein.
BTW, I didn't buy the game, but only because there are no two-player rules. The components are very good, and the gameplay interesting, IMO.
No. Wallenstein has only one side to the board. You then don't use certain provinces for a 3-player game, and there is an unofficial variant where you use only three regions for a 2-player game.
Where is this unofficial 2 player rule can be found?
I MADE A 2 PLAYER VARIANT FOR SHOGUN, BUT I DIDN'T HAD THE THEME FOR TESTING IT. BUT AS GUIDELINE I USED THE TWO-PLAYER VARIANT FORM WALLENSTEIN. ILL WILL PUT MY RULE HER AS SOON IF POSSIBLE.
TWO-PLAYER VARIANT FROM WALLENSTEIN
1. Play only on the area of the mapboard representing Sachsen
(Saxony, blue), Bayern (Bavaria, purple), and Österreich (Austria,
green). Use ALL territories within these regions -- including those
excluded from play in the official 3-player game.
2. During game setup, remove from the deck all land cards
representing terrories in Brandenburg (red) and Kurpfalz (yellow).
3. Remove the 6 event cards that refer specifically to Brandenburg
and Kurpfalz: these comprise 2 "harvest failure" (Missernte) cards, 2
"good harvest" (Gute Ernte) cards, and 2 "lack of troop" (Truppenmangel)
4. Players choose 9 territories each in the standard way, and make
their initial troop deployment as in the 3-player version of the game.
5. Flip a coin (or the equivalent) to determine player order for
6. With these exceptions, the game is played exactly as specified in
the rules for multiple players.
7. Start with 18 gold