Armchair Dragoons Forums

News:

  • Connections Online 2024 will be held 15-20 April, 2024 ~~ More Info here
  • Buckeye Game Fest will be held May 2-5, 2024, with The War Room opening on 29 April ~~ More Info here

News

Buckeye Game Fest will be held May 2-5, 2024, with The War Room opening on 29 April ~~ More Info here

Author Topic: ROMANES EUNT DOMUS  (Read 3252 times)

bob48

  • Smeghead.
  • Warrant Officer
  • Lead Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 11727
on: June 03, 2023, 02:02:02 PM
Given that I live in an area that is rich in old Roman sites, including parts of 'The Wall' (no, not the Pink Floyd one), apart from a dabble with the the Total war game, I've not even played any board games that featured the Romans.

I know its quite a popular period for gamers, so I'm interested to see which board games people do/have played and how good those game are.


vale donec iterum conveniant

“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'


BanzaiCat

  • Patreon Supporters
  • Lance Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 6567
  • Puns Puns Puns Puns
Reply #1 on: June 03, 2023, 04:46:42 PM
"Romanes eunt domus"? People called Romanes, they go, the house?  :ROFL:

Caesar: Epic Battle of Alesia (Avalon Hill, 1976)

Druid: Boudicca’s Rebellion, 61 A.D. (West End Games, 1984)

I Am Spartacus! (COMMAND Magazine, 1992)

Solitaire Caesar (White Dog Games, 2006)

Agricola, Master of Britain (Hollandspiele, 2016)

The Wars of Marcus Aurelius (Hollandspiele, 2018)

Aurelian: Restorer of the World (Hollandspiele, 2020)

Stilicho: Last of the Romans (Hollandspiele, 2020)

Great Battles of Julius Caesar (GMT, 2022)

These are all really great games, but it just depends on what you're looking for. Something strategic or tactical? Solo play only?

============================================

Solosaurus Podcast: https://solosaurus.libsyn.com/
(includes Solosaurus Plays)


bbmike

  • Warrant Officer
  • Lance Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 7454
    • My Own Worst Enemy
Reply #2 on: June 03, 2023, 05:05:05 PM
Time of Crisis from GMT is good fun. Bob, did the Time Team ever visit pay you a visit?  :whistle:

"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

My Own Worst Enemy


bob48

  • Smeghead.
  • Warrant Officer
  • Lead Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 11727
Reply #3 on: June 03, 2023, 05:15:13 PM
Lots of interesting sounding games there, BC  :bigthumb:

Not me personally, Mike, no. Although there are a couple of places in the garden that could do with a bit of a digging over.  ;D


“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'


bayonetbrant

  • Arrogance Mitigator & Event "Organizer"
  • Administrator
  • Staff Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 15459
  • Going mad, but at least going somewhere
    • Six Degrees of Radio
Reply #4 on: September 30, 2023, 06:41:22 PM
I know its quite a popular period for gamers, so I'm interested to see which board games people do/have played and how good those game are.

I've got this one on the way from Hollandspiele
https://hollandspiele.com/products/agricola-master-of-britain

Quote
It is the year of Vespasian and Titus - the sixth such ordinary consulship that Titus shared with his Imperial father. The civil war of a decade ago is but a memory, and the Flavians have restored peace and order to all corners of the empire, save one. The people of Brittania remain fiercely resistant to the will of their Roman masters, and the emperor has charged YOU with the seemingly impossible task of bringing them to heel.


=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=++

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
Six Degrees of Radio for songs you should know by artists you should love


BanzaiCat

  • Patreon Supporters
  • Lance Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 6567
  • Puns Puns Puns Puns
Reply #5 on: October 01, 2023, 12:25:38 AM

============================================

Solosaurus Podcast: https://solosaurus.libsyn.com/
(includes Solosaurus Plays)


bayonetbrant

  • Arrogance Mitigator & Event "Organizer"
  • Administrator
  • Staff Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 15459
  • Going mad, but at least going somewhere
    • Six Degrees of Radio
Reply #6 on: October 01, 2023, 09:22:49 AM
I wasn't trying to imply no one had included it before but just noting that it was inbound :)

=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=++

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
Six Degrees of Radio for songs you should know by artists you should love


BanzaiCat

  • Patreon Supporters
  • Lance Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 6567
  • Puns Puns Puns Puns
Reply #7 on: October 01, 2023, 10:45:49 AM
 :ROFL:

Sorry, couldn't help being a wiseass. YOU know that. ;)

But, it's an EXCELLENT game, you'll love it.

============================================

Solosaurus Podcast: https://solosaurus.libsyn.com/
(includes Solosaurus Plays)