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Adowa is a battalion-level wargame covering the worst defeat suffered by a European power in Africa.

  • English
  • From 10 years old
  • 2 to 3h
  • 2 player(s)

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Adowa is a battalion-level wargame covering the worst defeat suffered by a European power in Africa.

Adowa is the first big defeat of an European power in Africa. Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II managed to defeat an Italian army through a combination of bravery, deficiencies in the Italian chain of command, and well exploited chances during the battle. The Italian Army fielded Italian infantry battalions, veteran Ascari battalions, and less experienced native units like Oculè-Cusai bands and mobile militia. The Ethiopian Army was made of provincial armies made up of feudal militia and led by a Ras (Warlord).


  • One map
  • 216 counters
  • 3 Player Aid Cards
  • A rule book with an historical background
  • map, counters and setup rules for Dogali, a scenario for Ascari
Theme(s) WarAfricaHistory
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) Wargame
Author(s) Marco Campari
Artist Enrico Acerbi
Editor Acies Edizioni

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