Commands and Colors: Ancients allows you to re-fight epic battles of the ancient world. Here the focus is on the two rivals for power in the Western Mediterranean - Carthage and Rome. Will you, as Hannibal, triumph over larger Roman armies; or as Scipio Africanus, will you beat Hannibal with newer tactics of your own?
Units in both armies can only move and fight when ordered. The command playing cards supply those orders, providing an element of luck that creates a fog of war and presents players with both challenges and opportunities. You must maximize your opportunities by playing your command cards judiciously. How well you handle the diverse units, their weapons, and the terrain, will determine victory.
Commands and Colors: Ancients contains the battles of Akragas, Crimissos River, Ticinus River, Lake Trasimenus, Cannae, Dertosa, Castulo, Baecula, Ilipa, and Zama.
Contents: Five full-color sheets of unit labels to affix to the 345 wooden blocks, one 22"x34" full-color mapsheet + three sheets of Terrain Tile Overlays (double-sided), 60 Command Cards, 7 Battle dice, 28-page Rule and Battle book, 2 full color Player Aid cards. Box size approximately 29 x 23 x 7cm
Optional extra expansion pack also available.
Ages 12 & up
Playtime: 75 minutes
Author: Richard Borg
Publisher: GMT Games
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