GMT Games Plantagenet: Cousins' War for England 1459 - 1485

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GMT Games Plantagenet: Cousins' War for England 1459 - 1485

England, 1459. The son of the great Henry V has not lived to fill his father's shoes. England has lost the Hundred Years War, and mighty lords amass lands and wealth rivaling the King’s own. Henry IV left the door open for any such powerful lord with good pedigree to reach for the throne, and the best candidate is Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York.

Mounting tension over the Crown leads to armed clashes, under the excuse of freeing the king from his evil counsellors, and finally ignites the Wars of the Roses that William Shakespeare would immortalize in his plays.

In Plantagenet, players lead one of the two factions across the three main periods of war, as individual scenarios or the entire Wars of the Roses.

Players will create and maintain a network of allied lords and nobles in order to obtain the provender and coin needed to supply and pay their armies. As ravaging and looting will damage each side’s reputation, each faction will strive to convince cites to join its side. Great battles will seek to kill or capture enemy lords—perhaps even a king. Two kinds of operational moves will be in play: the military and the political.

In the end, when the dust settles and all arrows have flown, one rose will sit on the throne. White or Red, York or Lancaster, gather your troops and banners and join the fight.

Includes:
- 1 x mounted map
- 152 x wooden pieces
- 179 x playing cards
- 2 x full-color countersheets
- 13 x cardboard Lord and Battle mats
- 1 x Lords sticker sheet
- 3 x Player Aid sheets
- 2 x screens
- 1 x rules booklet
- 1 x background booklet
- 6 x six-sided dice

Players: 1 - 2, ages 14+
Playtime: 2 - 4 hours
Product Part Number: GMT 2310

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