Hannibal ad Portas is the first title of the One Page Games series: it’s a quick, solitaire historical game where you play the role of Hannibal on his march from Spain to Italy, where he will meet the Roman Army at Cannae (216BC).
The game uses a simple, linear map built with a succession of nodes. Each game turn is composed of four phases:
- Planning Phase
- Event Check
- Combat Phase
- Army Advance
In the planning phase you determine how many action points you have at your disposal, then you decide how to use them to execute the available actions:
- Gather Intelligence
- Promote units
Your army is composed of Infantry, Cavalry and Elephant Units and you need to manage three critical resources: Supply, Intelligence and Diplomacy Points.
During Combat you proceed selecting one of the available Battle Moves (ex. Assault or Flank) that will determine the casualties: similarly the enemy army will execute one (randomly determined) move.
Stratagems are also available: those represent special, single-use Battle Tactics.
Hannibal ad Portas Game Components:
- The game rules
- One game board (A4 and Letter formats)
- The 1PG deck (18 cards)
- “The 1PG Deck” document.
Hannibal ad Portas is available on Wargame Vault