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2012
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2 − 4
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240 minutes
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The God Kings: Warfare at the Dawn of Civilization, 1500 – 1260BC
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(from Compass Games website:)

The God Kings is a new wargame covering the ancient wars of the Near East, from the 15th to the 13th century BC. Players control the armies of Egypt (New Kingdom), the Hittites, Mitanni (a Hurrian kingdom), and the Babylonian Kassites. The resurgent Assyria also makes an appearance in the game.

The God Kings is a card-driven game, a system modeled on Mark Simonitch's Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. Each kingdom and its army is led by its King, and there are many Kings included; some great and some not so great... Ramesses II, The Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, Thutmosis III (the Napoleon of antiquity), Amenhotep IV (better known as Akhenaten), and of course Tutankhamun all appear for Egypt's greater Glory! Discover also Suppiluliuma, greatest of the Hittite kings, terror of his enemies, and Muwatalli II who would face and defeat the Egyptians at Kadesh.

The object of the game is to establish the greatest Empire of the time, dominating provinces that will pay the Empire Tribute and provide you with timber, while defeating the armies of your neighbors and the Barbarians that always seem to appear at the worst possible times.

The game is playable by 2 to 4 players, with numerous scenarios; playing time ranges from 15 minutes (Battle of Kadesh) up to six hours for the complete campaign.

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Components:

  • 1 22"x34" map
  • 2 sheets of double-sided counters
  • 1 deck of 110 playing cards (poker quality)
  • 1 rules and sceanrio book
  • 2 six-sided dice

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The God Kings: Warfare at the Dawn of Civilization, 1500 – 1260BC
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Publisher: Compass Games
Artist: Timothy Schleif
Year: 2012
Product Code: 1009
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Release Date: Feb 2012
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6 Revised Battle Resolution Table
Final version of the Battle resolution Table which is closer to the game original. Three columns and two lines have been added to allow larger, better-led armies to benefit in battle.
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2014-05-16
9 The God Kings Player Refence Sheet
This is Version 2 of the Player Aid Chart. I omitted to distinguish between warrior and Royal Guard units previously. The new version makes it clear that only warrior units can be flipped back to full strength
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2014-05-14
7 Traduction des Rois Dieux - Partie 1
1ère partie de la traduction française du livret de règle des Roix Dieux
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2012-03-21
22 Faq and Errata for the God Kings
Faq and Errata for the God Kings
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2012-03-15
13 Map of places named on cards
This is probably only needed the first game. It's a graphic representation of those places on the map which are mentioned on the cards. (Of course, if you have a strong sense of 1500 BC geography, this is superfluous.) Two per page, cut in half. The map is a modified image of the one found here on BGG, used with permission.
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