I recently got a copy of Conquest Gaming’s “A House Divided The Brothers War”. It is an area movement game that uses miniatures and, because of the railroad movement in addition to regular movement, 6 distinct theaters (3 per side),general and event cards that modify the fighting troops abilities, is a very interesting game to play. It is tough for the North to survive the opening rounds because of their relatively weak starting generals and troop levels, but because of the reinforcement advantage, if it can hang on the game becomes winable for it. Another interesting and historical feature is that many of the South’s generals have good infantry, cavalry and artillery modifiers while many of the North’s generals are lesser, but all the main generals are represented so eventually the North draws Sherman, Sheridan, Thomas, Grant, etc. But, of course, the South continues to draw generals each turn so Longstreet, Stuart, Pemberton and Lee appear (Beauregard and Jackson start the game in play). You have to provide your own pieces, the pieces from the Napoleon Risk will work, but I had enough pieces from Battle Cry to play the game. The game is only $13 and with about $10 shipping is still are good buy for such an interesting game.
War Império Romano
This is what i have so far… i ask the Portuguese or Spanish speaking from general community to locate a source to buy these that will ship to USA.
This game kicks arse!
Hobbes last edited by
I’ve just read at the rules: it seems to be little else than a roman empire version of risk (with objective cards telling to buy regions, etc.)
yes i will promptly throw that in the fireplace.
card driven movement
Legions attack and defend at 1 move 1
Cavalry attack and defend at 2 move 2
Catapults attack and defend at 2 or possibly 3 on the first round, move 1-2 they hit preemtively on first round.
I will add leaders by cards
random events by cards
legions cost 1
Cavalry cost 2
Catapults cost 3
count up territories you control and this is your income basis.
Cards will allow free units to appear including cards for elephants, mercenaries, etc…
I will use ships from other games and create sea zones, including weather zones where the ships may sink and lose cargo.
It will be great. Just wait a few.
You are out of luck, there are some websites I found that have the game but only sell to brazil… (Im portuguese…)
No im not i bought 4 copies of the game from a place in Brazil. I had to use google translation to fill out the order form and make a number of phone calls…but i got the job done.
Constantinople last edited by
how does the game play?
Just like RISK or smthng better?
yes its basically risk, but a different map and dynamics. You need to house rules the thing to make it fun.
In terms of pieces and map, it looks pretty much the same as what you get in Conquest of the Empire; I think the Eagle Games edition is still pretty widely available…
I play it like this:
Infantry attack at 2, defend at 3
Cavalry attack at 4, defend at 2 and have a 2 movement
Artillery attack at 3, defend at 5 and have a preemptive attack
Since I use CotE components, I use the income system from it, along with the cities, fortresses and roads and leaders
(and then I have 2 expansion levels beyond this by adding assorted other components)