Plantagenet: Cousins’ War for England, 1459-1485
Publisher/Brand: GMT Games
Product Code: GMT2310
England, 1459. The son of the great Henry V has not lived to fill his father's shoes. England has lost the Hundred Years War, and mighty lords amass lands and wealth rivaling the King’s own. Henry IV left the door open for any such powerful lord with good pedigree to reach for the throne, and the best candidate is Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York.
In Plantagenet — the fourth volume in Volko Ruhnke's Levy & Campaign Series — players lead one of the two factions across the three main periods of war, as individual scenarios or the entire Wars of the Roses.
Designer Francisco Gradaille adds overall and local political influence to Volko’s medieval operation system to reflect the ever-changing loyalties of the time while keeping play familiar to fans of the Series. Players will create and maintain a network of allied lords and nobles in order to obtain the provender and coin needed to supply and pay their armies. As ravaging and looting will damage each side’s reputation, each faction will strive to convince cites to join its side. Great battles will seek to kill or capture enemy lords — perhaps even a king. Two kinds of operational moves will be in play: the military and the political.
In the end, when the dust settles and all arrows have flown, one rose will sit on the throne. White or Red, York or Lancaster, gather your troops and banners and join the fight.
- One 17" x 22" Mounted Map
- Two Countersheets
- 152 Wooden pieces
- 179 Playing Cards
- 13 cardboard Lord and Battle mats
- One Lords sticker sheet
- Four Player Aid sheets
- Two Screens
- Rules Booklet
- Background Booklet
- Six 6-sided dice