Age of Hannibal (PDF Version)
(PDF, 40 pages)
Available exclusively through Little Wars TV, Age of Hannibal resolves the largest battles of antiquity in a single evening, on limited table space. This set of fast-playing, army-level wargame rules eliminates the need for convoluted charts or tedious record-keeping. Whether you want to play a famous historical battle like Zama, or set up your own battlefield with our ground-breaking terrain card system, Age of Hannibal makes ancient battles fast and fun.
Note: This is a digital download and not a physical printed copy of the book.
Unlike many other rule systems available for the period, Age of Hannibal acknowledges the critical nature of pre-battle decision making in ancient warfare, when commanders sought the best possible ground for their armies. An innovative terrain card system allows players to create unique battlefields, while also incorporating elements of scouting, flank marches, or possible ambushes. This pre-game action resolves quickly, allowing you to get to the battle, where you command vast armies of 50,000 men or more.
For players who would rather replay a famous historical battle, many scenarios are already researched and available, as well as a full campaign system for map-based play. Age of Hannibal also includes a chapter on conducting siege battles, allowing you to design your own citadel, or recreate historical epics like Carthage or Syracuse!
FLEXIBLE BASING allows players to use whatever miniatures they already own
HISTORICAL SCENARIOS are available, as well as a points-based system for balanced pick-up games
TERRAIN CARDS add a unique lay of strategy to generate unexpected battlefields and the possibility for ambushes
SIEGE WARFARE can be played with innovative, two page rules
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