Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Italia Board Game

Another board game for the collection. This has the same game mechanics as Britannia with a few new twists.

The game was bought from 'The Works' via Amazon for £15.

Still factory sealed.

It is two games in one. Rule book.

Map board.

Solid mounted board of a good thickness.

Pads of score sheets for both variations of the game.

Lots of different nations/tribes.

Good quality card stock player aids.

Six sheets of thick counters, easy to punch and with rounded corners.

The artwork has certainly improved since Britannia, but has kept the same simple and uncluttered look.

Each nation has a card with objectives, special actions, leaders etc.

An excellent addition to my collection, I really like this game system with can be played solo very easily. I am still on the look out for Hispania and Maharaja, set in Spain and India respectively.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Onus and expansions

A game I hadn't heard of until a couple of days ago. I found it totally by accident on YT with mainly Spanish versions being unboxed. Draco Ideas is a new name to me and is based in Spain. The games are dated as 2016.

Rome vs Carthage is the base game and is required to play the expansions. It comes with a punch out sheet of markers, eight dice, a small black bag and two sets of cards.

The Carthaginian army with all the different units laid out, with multiples still in the pack.

Same for the Romans.

Also a deck for mercenaries.

A deck of event cards, smaller in size than the others.

The first expansion is Greeks vs Persians.

Athenian army.

Spartan Army.

More mercenaries.

The Persian Army.

Leaders for the factions.

Finally the terrain expansion. All the cardboard terrain pieces are double sided.

The rivers, bridges, city walls, towers etc. are all printed on a thick acetate and can be punched out.

A length of city or fortress wall.

River sections.

Reverse side.

Not miniatures obviously, but the cards do look pretty damn good. I haven't read the rules yet, but DBA, L'Art, MeG and others immediately spring to mind with those unit cards.