The two major battles of Simon de Montfort - Lewes & Evesham - provide a new take on a rarely covered period of English History. These battles took place in a unique period, before the longbow had pained predominance of the battlefield, when cavalry was still the most lethal weapon in the English arsenal.
The system provides a unique simulation of 13th century warfare. With only 12 pages of rules plus commentary, the game plays fast (less than two hours) and furiously. Each player much preplan the orders for his Battles with the use of Command Points. The system has built-in limitations on leaders and troops, fog of war, and the chaos of the medieval battlefield. More importantly, it does this by employing a simple, elegant mechanic, allowing players to focus on the game and not struggle with the rulebook.
Rules and commentary, 280 counters / markers, two 17x 22 maps, player aids, and dice.