Battles game system (17 different battle scenarios spread over 3 boxed sets
and 2 magazine game issues) is a tactical simulation of ancient battles. Each
game in the system represents one of the great combats of the ancient world.
The playing pieces represent the actual units that participated in the battles.
The map represents the terrain over which those units fought. Zama (202
BC) was the final, decisive battle of the Second Punic War (219-201). It was
the culmination of seventeen years of continuous warfare between the two great
western Mediterranean powers, Rome and Carthage. It not only settled the war,
but put Rome firmly on the road to world domination.
Felix was the code name for the proposed
assault on the British stronghold and strategic port of Gibraltar, gateway to
the Western Mediterranean. Historically, the Germans failed to seize the
strategic initiative they had achieved with the rapid capitulation of France
and instead turned their attention eastward after the aerial Battle of Britain
ended in failure. Here it is assumed that Operation SEALION proceeded forward
rapidly. To maximize the chances for a successful invasion of Britain, the Axis
would drive the British from the Mediterranean Theater of Operations while
strangling the Isles with an air and naval blockade. Scenarios cover a July
1940 attack, the more probable December 1940 invasion, and a Spanish assault
(with a little help from German allies). Optional rules for SS reinforcements
and greater German amphibious capacity.
each game is one 17x22 map and 100 countersScale: Players: 2 Level: CompanyHex: N/A
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