Vae Victis is a French language game magazine published bimonthly. Vae Victis offers articles on military history (analysis of strategy and tactics throughout the ages, presentation of the units used in military campaigns) and all about what is going on in the war-games world together with critical analysis and new release box opening. The Special Game Issue includes wargame comes with a map, die cut counters and rules booklet (English translation of the rules available on the Vae Victis site).
This Special Game Issue including the game: Basileus II.
Basileus II is the sixth module of the game system À la Charge!. With a standard hex & counter, "I go — You go" system, players play a certain number of turns, in each of which there are movement & combat phases for both players, until the victory conditions are met (usually reaching a moral threshold for eliminated units). The game includes typical wargame concepts like Zone of Control, command, ranged fire or close combat (melee), checking morale and retreating. There are five proposed battles: Andrassos 960, Orontes 994, Azaz 1030, Manzikert 1071, Zombos Bridge 1074.