England, 1455 - 1487
Fast playing . . . easily understandable rules . . . unusual battles . . . lots of action . . . lots of color . . . great leaders . . . lots of Fun. GMT's series on Warfare in the Middle Ages, Men of Iron, enables you to see and simulate a major turning point in military weaponry and tactics, with the third game in the series, Blood & Roses.
Blood & Roses focuses on the battles of the Wars of the Roses in England, between 1455 and 1487. This was warfare in which most men were truly "of iron", heavily and totally armored to such a point that their mobility was suspect. It was also the introduction of gunpowder - mostly field artillery - in noticeable numbers. And while many English men-at-arms were mounted, they did so almost entirely for transport. Most fighting was on foot ... and it was quite vicious.
Blood & Roses is designed for quick learning and easy play. Game rules are short, there are no "turns" - play is Continual, with ample opportunities to steal play from your opponent - and combat resolution is a single dieroll. Playing time is about 1-2 hours, per battle.
Blood & Roses is also GMT's gift to the gamer who enjoys playing solitaire - the system can easily be played solo or face-to-face play without any loss in insight or Fun - to see what happened in these famous battles and why.
Blood & Roses Forum Create Post
Blood & Roses
There are no reviews yet. Be the first to leave a review.
Board Game Giveaway!
Make a post or comment/reply in the articles and forum pages. 1 Entry per post/comment. Posts and comments must be constructive to the community and not considered spam to qualify. 1 entry as well to refer a friend to make an account on Board Game Atlas using this link (make sure your friend puts your username under the referral section).
Enter the Giveaway here.