Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
Publisher/Brand: Compass Games
Product Code: CMP1096
Crusade and Revolution is a card-driven point-to-point movement strategic-operational wargame for two players, that covers all the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Its rules are based on Ted Raicer’s Paths of Glory. One player controls the Nationalist forces, the other the forces of the Republican Government. The Nationalist Player has qualitative superiority and must adopt an aggressive approach—attacking incessantly to break Republican morale in a race against the clock. The Republican Player controls more territory and has more units, but the units are of lower quality. The Republican Player must try to contain the enemy and launch counter-offensives to stop his advance. Both players must successfully manage all aspects of the war if they wish to win: mobilization of reinforcements, replacements for depleted troops, movement of troops, offensives, construction of defensive lines, and diplomacy.
Each player has his own deck of strategic cards, which are the heart of the game, and must make difficult choices on their use through-out the game. Each card has four possible uses, but only one of them can be chosen each time the card is played! The greater impact the historical event of a card has on the game, the greater its Operations, SR and Replacements value. As such, a player is often faced with a dilemma while playing each card: use an important event, launch an offensive in a vulnerable zone, move units from one front to other, or accumulate replacements to recover from losses? Combine this with "Combat cards" that bring tactical benefits, and a player faces has a myriad of choices with each and every card.
- 27.5" x 42.5" mounted two-part map
- 6 Countersheets
- 120 Strategy Cards
- Two Markers Cards
- Two Player Aid Cards
- Rulebook & Playbook
- Two six-sided die