Sword of Rome


Sword of rome box

Not played yet.

From BGG:

The Sword of Rome is the latest in GMT’s acclaimed line of card-driven board games. It uses the popular base system invented by Marc Herman and featured in Ted Raicer’s Paths of Glory. This time, event cards and point-to-point maneuver enable up to four players to recreate the vicious struggles among the peoples of Italy and Sicily in 4th and 3rd Centuries BC. Who will dominate the western Mediterranean–and with it earn the right to vie for control of the known world?

The Sword of Rome includes rules and events for city loyalty, Roman colonies, tribal raids, Gallic indiscipline, Greek siege craft, Indian war elephants, Roman and Macedonian-style infantry tactics, the mountain fastness of Samnium, and much, much more. The game covers over 100 years of classical history in just 9 hands of cards.

The interplay of each power’s special strengths, of the strategy decks’ 152 event cards, and of up to four players’ diplomatic acumen provides unlimited variety. But the rules remain at low-moderate complexity, and the familiar, underlying system is easily mastered.









    I can’t figure out how to play this game correctly. I still can’t figure out the setup.I watched that guy who smokes the pipe play and he doesn’t really explain the game well. If you ever get the chance can you do a setup and play through. At least a number of sequences till all gameplay moves are seen. Thanks and I love your videos. I just not Lobotomy because of your review and play through. I also just got back into the hobby. I was shocked how far games came since the Milton Bradley days.

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