I got an opportunity to play this at Euroquest 2016 - it was on the Essen table and since it was a 2 player game that piqued my interest.
As I was reading the rules I got this odd feeling that I'd played the game before, and halfway through I realized that I was reading slightly modified rules to Campaign Manager 2008
There were some minor variations, but a lot of the mechanics were the same.
Tiles representing provinces/states
45 cards, drafted 3 at a time into a 15 card deck.
A 4 point track trending between two sides. Rich/Poor in Sola Fide; key issues for CM2008.
5 Premarked control spaces and the need to fill a side with your own control on the dominant side of the tile to win it.
Going Negative / Using Military causing benefits for the opponent via a d6 roll.
The points are tighter because the spread is closer (5-7 points + possible bonus points vs up to 10 points of swing for state electoral counts).
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For those who have played both - if you own one, is there any reason to own the other?
And which is the preferred game of these two very similar cousins?