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The Anarchy VF
64.00 € 55.00 €
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THE ANARCHY is the name given to the civil war over the succession to the throne of Henry I Beauclerc, King of England and Duke of Normandy, from 1135 to 1154. This war opposed Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda, wife of Geoffrey Plantagenet. Numerous castle sieges took place during this period, so this will be the perfect opportunity to update all the siege rules of the various games of the series. The tactical game includes various siege engines like a new, bigger battering ram, more realistic than the one that was included with SIEGE.
THE ANARCHY is an extension to GUISCARD and DIEX AÏE and needs the rules of one of these two games (available as a free download from this site) to be played.
> (3) full-color tactical maps, giving a possibility of
many different terrains;
> (3) sheets of overlays with siege engines, hoarding
> (2) sheets of tactical counters printed in full color;
> (1) full-color campaign map ;
> (2) sheets of counters for the campaign game
printed in full color;
> (1) 36-page rule booklet;
> (1) 36-page booklet including the historical
background, a guide to the playing pieces and both
tactical and campaign scenarios;
> (8) play sheets for handy reference;
> (1) 10-sided die;
The various types of characters are displayed through counters using the Outremer/Croisades format. A 3-letter marking system enables easy differentiation of the various playing pieces on the maps. Counters are available on one large-size sheet using the standard Cry Havoc form factor (approx. 30cm x 40cm) and one smaller one.
The Tactical Maps
The game includes 3 maps: The Norman Keep, The Priory and The Creek.
The game includes 3 overlays, with scqffolding, hoarding compatible with the Norman Keep, a belfry, a battering ram and a gallery for mining.
The campaign counters represent the factions at war: the followers of Stephen of Blois, of the Empress Matilda, the Angevins of Geoffrey Plantagenet, the Normans, and their Welsh and Flemish mercenary allies.
The Campaign Map
The campaign map depicts a portion of south-western England, at a scale of 5 km for one hex. This map uses hexes which are the same size as those of the tactical maps
The tactical rules of THE ANARCHY only address siege warfare. The Campaign game uses the rules of DIEX AÏE, intended to generate battles which are resolved on the tactical maps