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Excellent Game with Unique Play,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Warriors of God: The Wars of England & France 1135-1453 (Toy)
This is a simple, tight, easy to learn wargame. The rules are damn near perfect. The phase ordering provides tremendous opportunities to each player to affect their position . . . there is a tremendous amount of nuance in such a short set of rules.
This is how it's supposed to work -- this is what wargames are supposed to look like. Short simple rules providing vast avenues of options for players to choose from is the grail that wargamers seek, and Warriors of God is all of that, packaged a light wargame format. I love how there is so much density in such a tight package.
Great action, theme magnificently supported by the rules, plenty of hard decisions, plenty of options (many of which only become apparent after many turns of play) plenty of risk, so much reward. Battles can have dozens of possible outcomes, each providing its own intrigue, its own bend, its own affect on the bigger game.
The pieces are ultra-plush and the larger print is a big plus for fading eyes. The color coding, the heraldry, the iconography, all are beautifully put together and integrated into the gameplay. I just can't imagine how they could visually improve the components. They're excellent from a usability perspective without detracting from the art.
Shakespeare is quoted throughout; the map is glorious; all is beautifully produced. Even the rules are an entertaining read. Some leader pieces actually show paintings of the person from the era as their background. As if all this isn't enough, the designers have taken care not to take things too seriously -- bits of levity slipped into the mix in just the right amount. Just a home-run in so many ways, and a personal favorite.
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