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878 Vikings: Invasions of England (2nd edition)



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  • Ages: 12+
  • Players: 2-4
  • Playtime: 1-2 h

878 Vikings: Invasions of England (2nd edition)

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The year is 878. For the past 75 years, Viking raiding parties from Norway and Denmark have been terrorizing the coasts of England with ‘hit and run’ attacks. The treasures and stories gained from these attacks have allowed the Norsemen to raise huge hosts of eager men seeking glory and riches. These armies now stand poised to thunder across England where they will settle and farm the fertile land they conquer. The divided English kingdoms are unprepared for this impending onslaught. The Vikings are coming!

In 878: Vikings – Invasions of England, players control the invading Vikings or the English nobles who are trying to withstand the invasion. Viking players either play as Norsemen Viking freeman or as the fearless Viking shock troops known as Berserkers. The English play as the Housecarl, the Kings household troops, or as the Thegns who were regional noble Leaders. The English players will also be able to call up the peasant levies, called the Fyrd, to defend their cities. Players for each side strategize together in order to coordinate their strategies. Each side attempts to control Cities on the map to win. The English start the game controlling all of England but a Viking Leader will invade from the sea each Turn. The English players raise reinforcements from cities they control, while the Vikings must wait for a new invasion for reinforcements. The game ends when the Treaty of Wedmore is called and the side controlling the most cities wins the game.

  • Easy to learn and quick to set up; Set up your Saxon miniatures to prepare for the Viking invasions. Then let the game begin!
  • Raid and pillage across England; As the invading Viking players you will try to take over and control the important cities of England.
  • Save England; As the English you must save your land and honor! Call up the Fyrds and follow King Alfred to victory over the Vikings hordes.
  • Competitive team game play; Play Head to Head or as Teams, where two players control the English Thegn and Housecarl vs two players controlling the Viking Norsemen and Berserkers.
  • Over 100 miniatures and custom dice; Academy Games prides itself on offering the highest quality components. A large mounted map, summary sheet, historical overview, and incredible artwork.

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Weight1,63 kg