The kingdom of Astoria was suddenly thrown into a war. The hostile empire began the campaign to take the fertile lands for their own. The military strength of the empire was vast, the royal army was obliterated, and the capital of Astoria fell.
Only one member of the royal family, Cornelia is left. She was just sixteen, a small child with no knowledge of politics or military tactics. But she did not hesitate a second to devote her life to her youthful ideal of vengeance.
“I will fight to the bitter end for my people. It is true that this fight is nigh hopeless. Nonetheless, I call upon all of you who refuse to cast away your hope! Gather! Gather around our Unicorn Flag!”
Meet Princess Cornelia! She's determined to free her people from under the yoke of the empire! She's virtuous! She's plucky! She's determined! She's...not too bright. The princess is in such a hurry to free her people, she WILL plow ahead without caution, even if it means a suicidal attack. The game is over if she dies before reaching the capital.
It's up to you players, each representing one of her generals, to cooperate and clear the path, support her, and sometimes outright block her in order to save the kingdom. You'll have to make your way through a cast of a dozen randomized empire generals, each with their own tricks, before reaching the capital and facing the emperor, who is stronger the more of his generals are still alive. Can the princess reach the capital within 10 turns before empire reinforcements alive?Characters
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A Better Summary of Actions
Move: Move 1 space. Must pay supply cost. Cost is 1 supply per soldier unit, plus any terrain cost. Minimum cost is 1.
Collect Supplies: Collect supplies equal to number the square on space (supply value). If no supply value, collect 1 supply. No limit on supplies.
Recruit Soldiers: Recruit a number of soldier units equal to the number inside the grey circle on that space. If no grey circle, you cannot recruit (towns/castles only then). Max soldiers in a character's army is their shield value.
Send: Send soldiers/supplies to any friendly character within a 1 area (tile) range. Must send at least 1 soldier per 10 supplies as baggage escort.
Draw Support Card (once per turn limit): draw support card.
Special: Special character or support card ability that says to pay an action.