Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Commands & Colors: Ancients - Imperial Rome

This is the latest-but-one expansion for the Commands & Colors: Ancients series of games. I have been playing some of the scenarios in an online VASSAL tournament organised by Bill Bennett of the ccavassal yahoo group. The tournament has seen a number of exciting games, including one of Placentia in which a reduced heavy infantry unit and the Emperor Aurelian himself managed to see off attacks by five separate units to claim a miraculous victory.

There are quite a few cavalry-heavy scenarios in this expansion and these change the character of the card deck somewhat. Nevertheless, the scenarios have been fun to play, seem pretty well-balanced, and present some interesting challenges. I think that including blocks for a third Roman army was a bit unnecessary, but they do look good on the board.

All in all, I'm glad I picked it up.

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