My deep interest in the wargaming hobby is pretty closely connected with my fascination with history – I learned a lot reading, watching, analyzing the past events, especially why and how they unfolded. Somehow, the part of history I am most deeply involved in – and truly fond of – is Antiquity. In that period the Ancient Rome – both Republican and Imperial one – are of the grates interest to me.
So once I read and learned about past events, understanding underlying motives, drivers but also limitations – it is really exciting to try to re-enact them using a wargame. Of course, the hindsight and the known result has some effect on your tactics and strategies but it is still cool to so “what if” possibilities.
Today I would like to discuss some of my favorite boardgames featuring Ancient Rome – you will some my top 3, but also some runner-ups. I hope you will forgive me – this is my favorite part of history, so I have tons of games connected to the topic!
Other articles in the series:
If you read my blog you know what I like and what my TOP #1 played game is. Of course, this is Commands & Colors Ancients. Still, not to repeat myself and narrow down…