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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 9:50 p.m. PST

GPLX Partners is running a Kickstarter for their Trojan War strategy game



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Oberlindes Sol LIC11 Jan 2019 9:59 a.m. PST

I would expect a game about the Trojan war to go like this:

Turns 1 19: Greeks gather forces. Greeks decide if they have enough to attack. If not, +1 to Greek food supply. If so, cross the Aegean Sea; roll percentile dice to determine losses to storms, bad navigation, and desertion. Remaining forces besiege Troy. Resolve battles. Surviving Greeks return to Greece; roll percentile dice to determine losses to storms, lotus-eaters, and sea monsters.

Turn 20: Greeks give up, leave gift for Trojans, and depart by sea. Trojans decide whether to burn gift in situ or move it inside city walls. If brought inside resolve battle and determine winner.

Did I miss anything? Oh, right, every cattle sacrifice before crossing the Aegean is -1d10 to the percentile roll for losses at sea. Every cattle sacrifice before battle is a positive modifier to attack, defense, and morale rolls. Special sacrifices like daughters or mothers are 5x the modifier, but can be positive or negative.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 11:54 a.m. PST



Roderick Robertson Fezian11 Jan 2019 1:32 p.m. PST

Turns 1 19:

So half-year strategic turns, then?

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 6:35 p.m. PST

Lets be honest with the gods being the players its just a random events table with a forgone conclusion.

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 9:23 p.m. PST

Box art (does it come in a box?) looks nice, the rest is a bit bland for 2019.

Damion11 Jan 2019 11:08 p.m. PST

Game appears to use counters rather than miniatures though I guess if the game was good you could mount your own minis on the counters. Not keen on the box art showing a 19th century rendition of the Trojan Wars rather than a more up to date version of what 2nd millennium bc warriors would have looked like. It's a beautiful piece of art but outdated for the subject matter.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 8:21 p.m. PST

This astonishing statement prevents me from taking this offer seriously:

"The TROJAN WAR is the first of over 50 games that we will be releasing in 2019 and 2020."

The Greeks know about the perils of Hubris, GLPX Partners must not.

Puster Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 10:38 a.m. PST

The map and campaign sounds pretty sound. I am in for the sidelines only, though, as the shipping to Europe double the pledge price. Nothing you can do about that, alas.

GPLX1915 Jan 2019 3:07 p.m. PST

We're past the basic goal, new stretch goal is 100 backers, if met, all will get a free copy of the mini-game 'Thermopylae!'

Take a look at the page and see a bit more about the game. Uses a mechanic I've never seen anywhere before, and models all day ancients Bronze Age fighting where the ebb and flow is pretty much a given, when forces match up near equally.


GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2019 6:49 a.m. PST

Looks interesting.

GPLX1927 Jan 2019 4:50 p.m. PST

Fun to play, not like your typical wargame… more like watching from Olympus. The use of cards instead of dice make the game interesting in ways that you learn the more you play it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2019 4:15 p.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!.


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