Sits down uncomfortably in the support group - "I'm Tony and I'm addicted to Command and Colors Ancients" . It started with the easy option 'The Great War Centenary' Edition and before I knew it I was doing C&C Ancients - I need help ! .
Must admit I'm very impressed with the C&C Ancient game , the rules are simple - once you are au fait with the system it easily transfers to the other periods covered by the various boxes , the difference being added by the card deck and the scenarios . I've found a system used on You Tube for playing it solo and games can be played in about a hour or so . The only effort is attaching the little stickers to the 345 wooden blocks which are used to portray the forces in the various battles in the scenario book , but I found the task rather therapeutic .
Games are set up using the scenario book and the blocks laid out as per the map , shuffle the cards - deal them out to both sides and your up and running .I am half way through the scenarios from the core game which covers the Punic Wars , it seems the ideal way to play the big historical battles of this era which I think figure games and rules could not cope with . It will not replace my toy soldiers but it scratches my itch for historical Ancients .