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Carthage

COMPONENTS
  • 1,120 full-color counters
  • One 22 x 33" and one 22 x 17" game map One 22 x 33 inch Game Map [Italy]
  • Ancient World Series Rules Booklet
  • Carthage Rules Booklet
  • Two Charts and Tables Folders
  • Augury Event Chart
  • Advanced Naval Rules Charts & Tables
  • Roman Political Charts & Tables
  • Cartaginian Politcal & Manpower Display
  • Roman Army Display
  • Carthaginian Army Display
  • Roman City/Port Display
  • Cartaginian City/Port Display
  • One ten-sided die

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  • Published: 2005
    Designer: Richard Berg
    Developer: Alan Ray
    Art Director: Rodger B. MacGowan
    Map Art: Mark Simonitch
    Counters: Rodger B. MacGowan and Mark Simonitch
    Producers: Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch


    Price: $65.00 
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    Showing comments 1-9 of 9
    1. Doug on 10/20/2013, said:

    My favorite game on the ancient world. Not for casual play. Can't wait for "Thunderbolt" to appear on the P500!
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    2. Adrian on 4/12/2013, said:

    Very good historical feeling. Not an easy game to master, but it's worth the effort. Why no new items of this series on the P500?
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    3. George S. on 7/18/2010, said:

    Extremely poorly organized rules make this nearly incomprehensible. I don't mind complex games, but this both complex and nonsensical. Typos abound; the most noticeable being the inclusion of Hannibal the Great (2d Punic) in the rule book but not the counter sheet. One of the worst games GMT has published.
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    4. Richard L. on 1/25/2010, said:

    Certainly the best game on the subject and quite possibly one of the best war games ever published. Complex but tight rules with many beautiful components.
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    5. william on 12/28/2009, said:

    Great game. Great counters and maps. Ancient history truly replicated. Will there be a third volume of "The Ancient World"?
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    6. Cyrus on 3/11/2009, said:

    One of the best games ever produced. Ancients gamers not distressed by the complexity will have a lot to love here: a simple one-dieroll battle resolution that is also quite accurate, rules for sieges that cover just about anything you could want to do, great terrain effects and a wonderful treatment of leaders. Wargaming gets no better than this.
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    7. Rob on 1/28/2009, said:

    There's a lot of game in this package. Beautiful presentation of a neglected topic.
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    8. Fabrizio on 11/8/2008, said:

    great quality as per RRR: magnificent map, very nice counters
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    9. John on 9/16/2008, said:

    A must for ancients fans.
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    The Ancient World system moves to the Punic Wars, the greatest event in the ancient world and a true turning point in history. Carthage concentrates on Punic events that take place in Carthage/Africa as well as Sicily, with teh main scenario being the massive First Punic War. Building on the popular mechanics and systems of Rise of the Roman Republic (Vol I), Carthage includes the full, advances naval system, with galley battles, fleet building expanding ports, and everything featured in the unusual, truly naval war that was the First Punic War. In addition, the detailed political systems for both powers, the soul of the game and a set of mechanics that truly puts the players in the heart of ongoing events, are expanded and clarified. With the addition of rules for the Reduction and Repair of city defenses, militia, and the ability of garrisons to Sally, sieges are now more than just sideshows.

    Carthage still uses The Ancient World's unique combat system, with its unusual Unpredictable Results, elephants, cavalry pursuit, and the dangers of fighting too many battles. Carthage's main scenario is, of course, the First Punic War, a twenty year affair that will take some time to play, but keep you entranced for years. The game also includes quick, one evening scenarios, including the playtester two-turn favorite Hiero; Hero or Gyro?, the twisty opening year of the First Punic War. We also have short scenarios for the first invasion of Carthage by Agathocles of Syracuse (311 BC) and the infamous Mercenary War that erupted in Carthage right after the First Punic War (241 BC).

    Carthage contains one full-sized map - the slightly redone Italy map (we've expanded rivers to a three-tiered system and corrected some tangential map errata) - plus a half-map for Carthage and Africa. The 100+ full-color counters include every Roman magistrate of the era plus lots of Libyans, Numidians, Egyptians, Iberians, Celts ... if they were there, they're in this game. Also, part of the game package is a expanded group of play-aid charts, prompted by playtester insistence, to help keep track of the many details that campaigning can require.

    Carthage is the Punic War's game that ancients and gaming aficionados have been waiting for since the beginning of the wargame hobby. Detailed and demanding, it provides players with a highly playable leel of insight, decision-making, and just pure Fun.

    Game Features

    TIME SCALE 1 year per turn
    MAP SCALE 13 miles per hex
    UNIT SCALE

    Strength point = either 500 men; 300 cavalry; 10 elephants

    NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1-2