We played a standard 4-player game of Britannia on Saturday the 19th. The colors were as follows: Rick - Yellow, Marty - Red, Mark - Green and Dave - Blue.
We were all familiar with the original Britannia, but hadn't played for several years. After a brief review of the major changes, we launched into the game. Yellow played a very strong invasion and charged to the north, with no losses through the entire first turn. Rick elected not to subjugate the Belgae and hit the northern reaches hard while still holding the south strongly.
The Boudica revolt was brief, taking out a single fort. The other colors saw minimal changes until the Romans left. The Romano-British were strong throughout the game and managed to last until turn 15.
The Saxons managed to take out Arthur, but were never much of a force in the game. As a consequence, the Angles had a heydey. They made Bretwalda during each of those turns.
The Welsh elected not to go for York on turns 8 and 9, and that may have been the game. The Danes did make their usual tour of England, and Canute was elected King on his turn. But alas, it was not enough.
The final two turns saw a few battles, but all four leaders were on the board at the end of the game.
Final scores were as follows:
Green - 230
Blue - 272
Angles - 118
Normans - 36
Picts - 68
Red - 144
Yellow - 190
Romano British 30
All in all, we enjoyed the game immensely and look forward to playing again!
50 is an enormous score for the Belgae. I suppose you noticed that the Belgae get many fewer points normally for the Romans than they do during the revolt.
79 is remarkably bad for the Romans, especially when they take no casualties in the first Round. They can score 80 on round 3 (and get near that quite often). 125 seems to be the current Roman average.
It has to be said that extreme scores are not unusual until people have played several times. The "self-balancing" quickly comes into play. Most likely the Romans will do much better next time.
Gotta submit those Belgae with the Romans. Six points plus the flag points upon submission is too much to forgo.
Extreme scores can still happen. A lot of us have been around the block with this game, and it never fails to produce interesting results. First you learn how it's 'supposed' to happen, then you learn that that never happens!