Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar, 2nd Printing
1 – 4 Players, 180 – 360 Minutes playing time, Ages 14 and up. Falling Sky scores in the high 7’s on Board Game Geek, and in the Top 40 of all ranked Wargames and is high on the list of solo board gamers Top lists as well. Players really enjoy the theme, and this game especially shines as a solo board game. Good components and very deep and satisfying gameplay. Manufacturer: GMT Games. Categories: Ancient and Wargame. Game Mechanics: Area Majority / Influence, Area Movement, Campaign / Battle Card Driven, Dice Rolling, Movement Points, Simulation, Solo / Solitaire Game, Variable Phase Order, and Variable Player Powers.
Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar, formerly Gallic War, takes 1 to 4 players into the military actions and complex politics of Roman-occupied but not-yet-conquered Gaul. Caesar and his hard-hitting legions cannot be everywhere and will not triumph without powerful allies among local tribes. But each Gallic confederation has its own agenda and must keep its eyes not only on the Romans but also on Celtic, Belgic, and Germanic rivals. Players recruit forces, rally allies, husband resources for war, and balance dispersed action with the effectiveness and risk of concentrated battle.
Late Summer, 54 BC: In a series of brilliant and brutal campaigns, Caesar has seized Gaul for Rome. But not all tribes rest subdued. In the north, the Belgic leader Ambiorix springs a trap on unwary legions while Caesar is away. In the south, an ambitious son of the Arverni seeks to unite a Celtic confederation in revolt against the hated Romans. And what of the influential Aedui? Their republic appears content to shelter under Roman protection – but can they be trusted any further than any other Gauls? Meanwhile, along the Rhine, Germanic warbands multiply…
Leveraging GMT’s popular COIN Series system to integrate historical events with wide-ranging strategic options across the game board, Falling Sky provides accessible and deep historical gaming of war, politics, and diplomacy. A full solitaire system enables solo players to test their skill against an array of game-run factions, each unique. From Britannia to the Rhenus and down to Provincia, armies are on the move. Who shall finally subdue Gaul?
1 Mounted Map (17″ x 22″)
200 Wooden Pieces (many embossed)
77 Playing Cards
1 Full-color Countersheet
5 Forces Display Tiles
9 Faction Player Aid Foldouts
4 Six-sided Dice
Updated in Second Printing: rulebook errata added, player boards are thicker and more rigid, and new components (player aids, cards, bots, etc.) are labelled ‘2nd Edition’.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 3 in|