Battalion: War of the Ancients (Game)

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Battalion: War of the Ancients By Paolo Mori, Francesco Sirocchi, Roland MacDonald (Illustrator) Cover Image

Battalion: War of the Ancients (Game)


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Assemble your armies and maintain order in this dynamic tile-based wargame, inspired by epic battles from ancient history.

Take charge of the formidable Roman legions and their allies. Command the powerful crossbowmen of the Han dynasty as they traverse unfamiliar deserts. Steer the renowned Greco-Bactrian cavalry, and fight for every oasis. Direct Hannibal's diverse array of mercenaries, elephants, and the Sacred Band of Carthage.

To lead is to walk the tightrope. Choose a faction, consider its ranks, assemble them into units and, as they fight, carefully balance their orders and sustain your forces in the field. The unique traits of each rank tile will make your units stronger, but combine too many and your units will become unwieldy.

Battalion: War of the Ancients is an accessible two or four-player game. Command a wide range of units from four playable historical factions, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Employ faction-specific tactics cards to outmanoeuvre your opponents. Compose your unique forces with rigour. Judge the tempo of battle with precision. Seize victory for your people!

Number of Players: 2 or 4
Ages: 14+
Time: 20-45 minutes
Components: 1 rulebook, 144 tiles, 70+ cards, 24 tokens, 2 boards, 6 dice, 4 sector markers

Roland MacDonald is a graphic designer, illustrator, and board game designer. With a BFA in Fine Arts and an MA in Game Design, he started working doing 3D modelling for PS2 and PC games. After working on Shogun 2: Total War, he moved on to board games, including illustrating the Undaunted series, Final Girl, and Western Legends.

Product Details ISBN: 9781472861894
ISBN-10: 1472861892
Publisher: Osprey Games
Publication Date: November 19th, 2024
Language: English