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Academy Games | 878 Vikings Invasion of England 2nd Edition | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2 to 4 Players | 60 to 120 Minutes Playing Time

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Killing one more Berserker will result in the Vikings rolling fewer than 2 Berserker dice, which can mean doom for a Viking leader. On each English player turn, reinforcements arrive on the map in some territories controlled by the English (shown in a small box printed on the map of that shire). I had a lot of work to do, and fell far short of it in Round 5… which taught me that playing that first Treaty card to “bring the threat of ending early” can totally backfire.

You will not easily reach your 40 Thegn unit limit, so even though the Housecarls are stronger units than the Thegn, don’t be afraid to choose to lose some Housecarls.The set consists of two stackable foam trays which we designed to fit into the original board game box.

This most often was determined by the number of Fyrd units I would be granted to use as defenders in Shires as well.If the ‘English’ defenders go first then their opportunity to react to the Viking invasion is stymied. Draw Cards Phase: As the name implies, a player ends their turn by drawing back up to a hand of 3 cards.

Viking players either play as Norsemen Viking freeman or as the fearless Viking shock troops known as Berserkers.Although the Vikings lose a movement if a battle lasts more than one battle round, I generally care more about killing as many Berserkers as I can. The Vikings win if both Treaty of Wedmore cards have been played on either side and the Vikings control at least 7 city shires at the end of Round 5 or later. The core of the gameplay is driven by the cards played by the active faction, which will either be an event card or a movement card. The colors Black and Red are for the Viking Norsemen and Berzerkers, while Blue and Green for the English Housecarl and Thegn respectively. Remember, that the Berserker dice are really good and they hit on 66% of their rolls (4 of 6 sides have Hit results) and never Flee as compared to the Housecarl units (50% Hit results) and the Thegn units (33% Hit results).

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