Philip Jelley’s design brings us area movement for the broad area of eastern Ireland relevant to the battle, with units representing the various regiments, battalions, squadrons, and batteries that fought in the battle. Each turn represents roughly one hour of time, with weather, mist, and gunsmoke affecting command and control and unit activations. Scenarios are included for the full battle with historical deployments, the full battle with free-set-up, and for specific parts of the battle (for shorter playtime).
Also included is a smaller battle “delaying action” that some people say is what James should have done, plus, there are optional rules for units who could have been involved or who had pressing reasons to NOT be involved (Even William might not be there!). You’ll have plenty of chances to try various ways of heading off “The Troubles” of three centuries ago, or of pressing William’s claims and making a truly “United Kingdom.”
Bonus Game Inside!:Also included in this issue is a second game on the final battle at Aughrim that took place in County Galway, just over a year after the Boyne. Gamers can take one last shot at keeping Ireland "Green" or risk it all falling under the Orangemen.
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