Card game for 2 Players.
Simulation of the Battle of Hastings 1066 AD.
William, Duke of Normandy has invaded England, defended by
The Anglo-Saxon King, Harold Godwin.
The First player to accumulate 5 Victory markers at any one Front wins.
Each player has their own unique 63 card deck.
There is a Norman deck and an Anglo-Saxon deck.
Each deck has 4 types of cards:
Units, Leaders, Strategy, and Weapons.
Each card has a numerical force value between 2 and 7.
THE PLAYING FIELD
There are 3 Fronts between the players:
Left Flank, Center Front, and Right Flank.
Each turn is divided into 4 phases:
Players act simultaneously in each phase.
Each player draws 10 cards from their own deck.
If your deck runs out, shuffle the discard, and draw from it.
Each player may discard up to 5 cards and draw replacement cards.
Players play cards facedown to each of the three Fronts.
The cards played to a Front may include:
1 Unit card, 1 Leader card, 1 Strategy card, and 1 Weapon card.
Certain cards can only be played at the Flanks or the Center.
Players reveal (turn face-up) their cards at each Front.
Add up the Force value of all of your cards at a Front.
The player with the highest value at a Front gains a Victory marker for that Front.
Discard all cards in play and in hands after all 3 Fronts have been resolved.
CARD TYPE NOTATION
C = Center
F = Flanks (Left & Right Fronts)
A = Any Front
S = Strategy (Also Morale & Terrain Advantages)
W = Weapons (And Armor)
L = Leader
U = Units
ANGLO-SAXON DECK CARD LIST
Card Name # Type Front Force
King Harold 1 L C 7
Gyrth Godwin 1 L A 6
Leofwine Godwin 1 L A 5
Housecarls 3 U C 7
Fyrdmen 3 U F 3
Elite Troops 3 U C 6
Heavy Infantry 4 U A 4
Militia 4 U F 2
Heavily Armed Soldiers 3 U C 5
Shields 4 W A 5
Spears 3 W F 3
Clubs 3 W F 2
Broad Swords 3 W A 4
Axes 4 W A 6
Large Battle Axes 3 W C 7
Narrow Front 2 S A 5
Steep Slopes 1 S F 4
Gullies 1 S F 4
Asten Stream 1 S A 2
Crest of Senlac Hill 1 S A 6
Defensive Position 1 S A 5
Compact Phalanx 1 S A 4
Repulse Attackers 2 S A 6
Solid Wall of Shields 2 S A 5
Grim Hand-to-Hand Fighting 2 S A 4
Cutting & Hacking 2 S A 4
Stabbing & Bludgeoning 2 S A 3
Melee 1 S A 5
Hold Your Ground 1 S A 7
NORMAN DECK CARD LIST
Card Name # Type Front Force
Duke William of Normandy 1 L C 7
Count Eustace of Boulogne 1 L F 6
Count Alan of Brittany 1 L F 5
Men-at-Arms 4 U F 4
Mounted Knights 4 U A 7
Breton Contingent 3 U F 2
French Formation 3 U F 3
Mercenaries 3 U F 5
Norman Formation 3 U C 6
Rain of Arrows 3 W A 4
Chain Mail 4 W A 5
Swords 4 W A 3
Axes 3 W A 2
Lances 3 W C 7
Strong Horses 3 W A 6
Rally Troops 1 S A 6
Dispell Rumor of Williams Death 1 S A 5
Encircle & Destroy Pursuers 1 S F 6
William the Veteran 1 S A 5
Well Rested Force 1 S A 3
Archers Fire with Impunity 1 S F 4
Archers Empty their Quivers 1 S A 3
Archers Aim high in the Air 1 S A 4
Day of Ceaseless Combat 1 S A 4
Draw them off the Ridge 1 S A 5
False Retreat 1 S A 5
Ruse de guerre 1 S A 6
Surround Undisciplined Troops 1 S A 5
Attack after Attack 2 S A 4
Close Combat 1 S A 3
Fray the Anglo-Saxon Ranks 1 S A 5
Cavalry Charge 2 S A 4
Cut them Down 1 S A 5