VaeVictis 136 Special Game Issue


Issue #136 - Special Game Issue, includes The Summer of the Boxers
November-December 2017

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Data sheet

Number of pages 80
Période novembre-décembre 2017
Publisher Cérigo éditions
Author Franck Yeghicheyan
Language(s) French

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Sommaire (sous réserve)


  • Fields of Despair (GMT)
  • Baptism by Fire + Batallion Combat Series  (MMP)
  • 13 jours (Matagot)
  • Hold the Line (PSC Games)
  • Urban Operation (Nuts !)
  • Blitz, a World in Conflict (Compass Games)
  • The Emperor Returns (CoA)


  • ASL, Nam 65, M44, Trump’s War (pour NW Korea)


  • Construction d’un fort pour Guerre de Trente Ans
  • La prise de flanc à AdG 1re partie
  • Skirmish Sanguin
  • Rommel
  • Assaut à DBP


  • Le jeu de voyage des Frères Perry


  • La révolte des Boxers (The Boxers Rebellion)

The game inside : the Summer of the Boxers

The Summer of the Boxers is a game that recreates the siege of the Legations, the great colonial power at the end of the 19th century, in Beijing in the summer of 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. In this one-player game, the player controls the soldiers who defended the legations against the hordes of Boxers, controlled by an original system that manages their actions and combats. The player’s goal is to hold on until the arrival of the rescue column, sent by land to lift the siege.
The map represents the Legation Quarter on a scale of 15 cm for 500 metres. A turn represents one day and the same day can be divided into several combat phases that represent the Boxers’ assaults. There is no turn counter and a deck of 54 cards must be used; each card drawn represents a day. Nine of the cards are combat cards. Once the phase system has been assimilated, it is simple to use. Plan on 3-4 hours for game play.