878: Vikings is a game for 2-4 players where players either control the invading Viking or the English nobles trying to withstand the invasion. There are 4 factions in the game. When playing a full 4-player game, it will be a team game of 2 vs. 2. When playing with 2 players, each player will control the 2 factions of their chosen side and coordinate their strategies. When playing with 3 players, simply choose which player will control both factions from one side of the conflict.
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.
The objective is to control the most cities by the time the Treaty of Wedmore is signed.
This is a boxed collection of nine expansions for 878: Vikings – Invasions of England:
- War for Land and Gods
- Epic Battle Events
- Viking Ships
- Relics and Holy Sites
- Legendary Leaders
- Runes and Prayer Dice