"Mideast version of Britannia?" Topic
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|Uesugi Kenshin ||25 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 ||25 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 ||26 Sep 2013 7:22 a.m. PST|
Played it, good solid game.
|zippyfusenet ||26 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 ||26 Sep 2013 8:23 a.m. PST|
Sounds fun indeed. Thanks!
|Rallynow ||06 Oct 2013 6:11 p.m. PST|
Don't forget "Maharaja: The Conquest of India" game.
|myrm11||13 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.