Custoza, Fields of Doom
Publisher/Brand: Europa Simulazioni
Product Code: ES008
Custoza is a small town at the edge of low hills between Verona and the Mincio river, an area that always saw the passage, and the fighting, of armies struggling for the domain of Veneto. And the same hills were the theater of two fierce battles between the rising Italian Kingdom and the Austrian Empire.
Custoza, Fields of Doom is a two-players game intending to simulate, at regimental and battalion level, the campaigns and the battles that took place on Custoza heights, between Verona and Lake Garda, during 1848 and 1866. These campaigns and battles were fought between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies during a critical period of the Italian Risorgimento, the First and Third Wars of Italian Independence.
The system's aim is to convey to the players the feeling of the battlefields of the era, involving both strategic decisions, and battlefield tactics, such as the different employment of infantry, artillery, and cavalry, while maintaining a moderate complexity. In this game Fog of War has a great, and units are normally placed face down when moving around the map, hidden from the opponent's view, revealing their identity and values only when in contact with the enemy.
- Two 22" x 34" maps
- 3 sheets of 5/8" die-cut counters
- One Objective Map card
- One Terrain Effect and Combat card
- Rules booklet
- Two dice