Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!

Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086

Brand: GMT Games

Product Code: GMT2113

Availability: In Stock

  • ₴3,375

Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086
Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086

Description

Hispania, 1085. The once-mighty Caliphate had fallen to squabbling taifa emirs, who paid the Christian kings parias gold to buy peace. Now Alfonso VI puts those extorted dinars and his unified realm to work. He musters a feudal host to rip the heart from Muslim Spain—the Visigoth's ancient seat of Toledo and its central plain—and seal his claim as Imperator totius Hispanie.

But fight remains in al-Andalus. Leonese strikes radiating from Toledo reveal the vulnerability of the emirs in their pleasure palaces. The strongest, al-Mutamid of Sevilla, risks his dynasty and invites a Muslim power unlike any the Christians have faced. Granada and Badajoz join his call to African fundamentalists to save Iberia's faithful. Yusuf's Almoravid empire stands ready with a giant army and fleet to hop the Straits. A titanic clash for Hispania is set to unfold.

Almoravid, Volume II in Volko Ruhnke's Levy & Campaign Series, takes us from Nevsky’s frozen northeast frontier to medieval Latindom's opposite corner. The same base rules show the muster of lords, their levy of forces and capabilities, and their command of armies on campaign across 11th-Century Spain. But al-Andalus was not Rus': your lords will enjoy good Roman roads and gentler seasons, but must bypass or smash against Iberia’s profusion of tough Moorish fortifications. Taifa politics and Parias tribute will guide your military strategy. African troops, bloodthirsty crusaders, the avaricious Cid—each may or may not make their appearance. And all will play out across a field half again as large as that of the first volume.

A complete game of Almoravid include:
  • One 22" x 25½" Mounted Map
  • 177 Wooden Pieces
  • 112 Playing Cards
  • 3 Countersheets
  • 17 Lord and Battle Mats
  • 1 Lord Sticker Sheet
  • 3 Player Aids Sheets
  • Two Screens
  • Rules Booklet
  • Background Booklet
  • Six 6-sided dice

Specification

Series
Levy & Campaign Series, Volume II
Edition
2021
Design
Volko Ruhnke
Artist
Ivan Caceres Cruz, Chechu Nieto Sanchez
Game Language
English
# Players
1-2
Complexity
5 (MEDIUM) out of 9
Solitaire
7 (HIGH) out of 9
Sizes
30.5cm x 23cm x 7.5cm
Weight
2.475 kg

Boardgamegeek rating:8.7


From that Series / Supplements


Recommended Products