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VaeVictis #173: Romanistas 528-628

Romanitas is a strategic solitaire game simulating the history of the Eastern Roman Empire from 528 to 628 AD.
A counter represents a character or a combat unit of approximately 4,000 cavalry, 10,000 infantrymen or two hundred ships, a game turn equals ten year.
In the role of the emperor, the player must strive to preserve the symbols of Romanity (the capital Constantinople, the power of the emperor, the imperial provinces), confront barbarian and Persian threats on the borders, and avoid collapse in the face of economic hazards or proverbial religious quarrels. Finally, in the distance, the lands of the West call you to reconquest, each time engaging your action a little more in an obsessive struggle against destiny.

  • Difficulty: 4 /10
  • Solitaire: 10 / 10
  • Duration: 3hours.
  • One turn: 10 years.
  • Units: 1 counter = 4000 horsemen or 10000 infantrymen

Die-cut counters :

romanitas counters

Map (29,2 x 42 cm, preview):

map romanistas

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Depending to their state of conception, the order may change.

Are planned:

  • Romanitas 528-628
  • Münchengrätz et Gitschin 1866
  • Alsace 1944
  • Cowpens 1781
  • Campagne de l’armée du Nord 1871
  • La Garde à Eylau

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