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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2013 7:31 p.m. PST

Is there any board game covering the changing history of the Middle East the way Britannia did for England?

I know there were a bunch of cheap kbock-off versions using paper only maps covering Russia and China.

I'm hoping for a higher-end version, mounted map board, similar to GMT's games?


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2013 7:40 p.m. PST

Ah yes, good old BGG! Found this. Does not look same quality as Brit but still potentially fun.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 7:22 a.m. PST

Played it, good solid game.

zippyfusenet Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 8:04 a.m. PST

Chariot Lords is a four player 1990s update of the classic 1970s boardgame Ancient Conquest. You get area movement in place of the painful hex-counting of the original game, and much better production values. You still get the delightfully cheesy faction victory conditions…"Smite two units of the fallen ones of Hatti, 20 VP", "Topple the topless towers of Illium, 20 VP", "Carry off the Ark of the Covenant to Babylon, 20 VP". Heeheehee. Good fun.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 8:23 a.m. PST

Sounds fun indeed. Thanks!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2013 6:11 p.m. PST

Don't forget "Maharaja: The Conquest of India" game.

myrm1113 Nov 2013 4:43 a.m. PST

Yes but Maharaja is a bit broken in that one nation can be trivially taken out, knackering its long term followup and making it pointless to play once the players know that.

Not fun to play that side. Fairly pointless to play if everyone agrees not to trash the nation as well.

BGG does have a Britannia game system page which lists all the variants.
Chariot Lords is the only commercial quality one that I can see on it covering the period requested.

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