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Subject: Looking good... rss

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George Van Voorn
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The week after Essen there is the "spellenspektakel" in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Phalanx Games has a stand there and this year they had a demonstration of Italia. Owning Britannia, I had already decided to buy the game beforehand (price 45 euros).

Unfortunately I will have to wait until the 5th of December (Dutch Sinterklaas) to open it up, but based on the demo game I can say it looks really interesting. The big difference with Brit is the explicit incorporation of fleet units and the ability to ferry units from one area to another area overseas. Also, there are cities like in HotW that can be looted (and rebuild again). What I like as well is the fact that there is a scenario for three and one for four players. That effectively eliminates the Brit problem of having too few players.

I don't know about play balance yet. Like I said, the 5th of December...

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