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Wars is a game system created to handle three-dimensional wargames with historical and/or fantasy miniatures.

It is a generic system that can be adapted to different settings. From one version to the other the rules change accordingly to the type of units available, strategies and potential special rules.

The goal of the game is to win the battle, forcing the enemy army to surrender. This being obtained when sufficient number of enemy units has been eliminated.

Wars rules system wants to be quick and enjoyable offering the possibility to run amusing battles where creativity and imagination can easily make up for lack of scenic elements.

This edition is set for simulation of ancient period battles.

The system includes two methods to create your army: the first one is to use one of the historical armies provided with the game; in this case you can simply select the number and type of units defined by the army and start your battle. 

The second approach allows the quick creation of a random army as follows: draw four of the eleven Army Cards available in the game and use those units to make your army following the respective limitations. In addition, six strategic cards are drawn to further specialise the army with twists to be played during battle or upgrades to the selected units.

The alternating activation system of the Wars generals creates a perfect balance between reality and stage fiction. Wars a system simple to learn but not trivial to master.

The rules kit is composed of the following elements:

  • Rules
  • 22 army cards
  • 32 Strategy cards
  • 113 Detachments bases
  • Terrain Tiles (Hills, Woods, Swamp)
  • Counters
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Michael S December 19, 2022 12:21 pm UTC
Great game.. Only one question - How do leaders move?
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Mario M December 29, 2022 11:39 am UTC
thanks for the compliment!
Commanders move freely, that is, you can literally move them anywhere on the battlefield, at your choice.
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May K November 14, 2022 6:47 pm UTC
What can be done with detatchments that are outside of any command range?

Thanks for the scenarios.
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Mario M November 18, 2022 9:58 am UTC
Wait for the next turn and remember to move the general / commander close to them. In the current turn if out of command, they will not be able to move.
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May K November 09, 2022 5:39 pm UTC
Why do some units have a hyphenated combat value? For example, Warbands have a CV of 3-4.

Will you produce counters for other eras, like mediaeval units?
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Mario M November 10, 2022 8:43 am UTC
Because in the case of warbands, the value of their "Fierce" ability is also present. When they attack they have CV 4, if CV 3 are attacked.This also applies to Cavalry Values and Chariots.

As for the medieval era, I'll think about it.
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Johan B October 26, 2022 2:12 pm UTC
Also the card startegist. Can a player during the game move the 3 units he is repositioning to anywhere on the battlefield, as is to say place them behind the enemy army as long as they do not start or end the turn 4MU away from an enemy?
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Mario M October 27, 2022 8:00 am UTC
Hello, I explain better the "Strategis" card, the condition (the most honest to not anger your opponent, since this card ... does, and to make it real) is that the displaced detachments are not in line of sight with the enemy (6MU) and that they are at least 4 MU from any enemy detachment from the edge of the playing field .... even behind the enemy army.
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Johan B October 26, 2022 12:34 pm UTC
Seems cool. Can the author please explaine the translate move in the book? DOnt understand it ;) . Also only units that have been put into ready to fire status may fire during the enemies turn right?
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Mario M October 27, 2022 8:09 am UTC
The Ranged weapons attack is a phase in itself. all detachments that can fire do. This fire is simultaneous, so players can choose which detachment to start from and resolve shots.
After this phase is the commanders activation phase .... no detachment uses throwing weapons anymore.
All detachments can be activated even if they have used their throwing weapons, except the Warmachines who, if they have fired, cannot move, in fact there is a piece that identifies it.64 / 5.000
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