All Gaul …
Winter, 53 BC: In a series of brilliant and brutal campaigns, Caesar has seized Gaul for Rome. But not all tribes rest subdued. In the north, the Belgic leader Ambiorix springs a trap on unwary legions while Caesar is away. In the south, an ambitious son of the Arverni seeks to unite a Celtic confederation in revolt against the hated Romans. And what of the influential Aedui? Their republic appears content to shelter under Roman protection – but can they be trusted any further than any other Gauls? Meanwhile, along the Rhine, Germanic warbands multiply. …
FALLING SKY takes 1 to 4 players into the military actions and complex politics of Roman-occupied but not-yet-conquered Gaul. Caesar and his hard-hitting legions cannot be everywhere and will not triumph without powerful allies among local tribes. But each Gallic confederation has its own agenda and must keep its eyes not only on the Romans but also on Celtic, Belgic, and Germanic rivals. Players recruit forces, rally allies, husband resources for war, and balance dispersed action with the effectiveness and risk of concentrated battle.
Leveraging GMT’s popular COIN Series system to integrate historical events with wide-ranging strategic options across the gameboard, FALLING SKY provides accessible and deep historical gaming of war, politics, and diplomacy. A full solitaire system enables solo players to test their skill against an array of game-run factions, each unique. From Britannia to the Rhenus and down to Narbonensis, armies are on the move. Who shall finally subdue Gaul?
• A 17”x22” mounted board.
• A deck of 76 playing cards.
• Over 180 wooden pieces—
o 3 15mm dia. X 20mm high cylinders (embossed)
o 8 15mm dia. X 10mm high cylinders (embossed)
o 38 15mm dia. X 4mm high discs
o 105 10mm X 10mm octagonal cylinders (embossed)
o 12 9mm cubes
o 11 15mm x 15mm X 8mm blocks
o 12 small pawns.
• 5 5x7” Available Forces displays.
• 4 Faction player aid foldouts.
• 2 Non-Player foldouts.
• 2 Sequence of Play and Germanic Tribes sheets.
• A sheet of markers.
• 4 plastic 6-sided dice.
• Play book.
• Rule book.
Players: 1-4 (full solitaire system)
Map: Area movement
Time scale: 1 year per 15-card campaign
Designers: Volko Ruhnke and Andrew Ruhnke
Series Developer: Mike Bertucelli