Commands and Colors: Ancients allows you to re-fight epic battles of the ancient world as two rivals from the Western Mediterranean – Carthage and Rome. Will you, as Hannibal, triumph over larger Roman armies? Or, will you, as Scipio Africanus, beat Hannibal with newer tactics of your own?
Units in both armies can only move and fight when ordered. The command playing cards supply the orders, providing an element of luck that creates a fog of war and presents players with both challenges and opportunities. You must maximize your opportunities by playing your command cards judiciously. How well you handle the diverse units, their weapons, and the terrain, will determine your victory or defeat.
Commands and Colors: Ancients contains the battles of Akragas, Crimissos River, Ticinus River, Lake Trasimenus, Cannae, Dertosa, Castulo, Baecula, Ilipa, and Zama.
- 1 battlefield game map
- 3 sheets of terrain tile overlays
- 60 command cards
- 345 gray, dark brown, and black blocks
- 5 sheets of unit labels
- 2 player reference cards
- 1 rulebook
- 1 scenario book
- 7 battle dice