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MiniPigs18 May 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

I know this is esoteric but is there a boardgame for English campaigns in France/Holland/Ireland/Scotland during mid to late Tudor?

Or, something close (or not close) which can be used as a simple solo campaign game for this period?

I know this is a wing and a prayer!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2019 10:56 p.m. PST

Expensive way to go but if you enjoy boardgames you can kill two birds:

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP20 May 2019 1:26 a.m. PST

Second to that suggestion.

Politics in that era was so interwined that it actually makes sense to look at the whole of Europe. There are some minor quirks in that game (one minor being that Brussel, Besancon, Liege and Metz should be Imperial in that era, Geneva, Basen and Zurich all nominally part of the Empire, were de facto independent), mainly however that while the race to explore and conquer the Americas is part of the game, the more important race to the Indias (including East Africa and Asia) which transformed the international economy in that century is totally absent. I assume, however, that my quirks about the control of Goa, Mombasa, Oman or Malakka are not that relevant for the campaigns of Henry VIII. On the other hand who knows what Germany, France and England could have achieved overseas in the 16th century if they had not been locked vs. each other and in counterreformation.

MiniPigs24 May 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

it's not the expense, it's the expertise required. That game looks nice in its own right but way too complex to be a pleasant enhancement for miniatures battles.

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