England in the year 1413. With their knights and squires, players set forth to support King Henry V of Lancaster and increase their influence throughout the country. The coloured wooden knight blocks – the thicker they are, the stronger they are – must assert themselves against opponents in the counties, replacing weaker figures with stronger ones. In addition, players must expand their castles and send their knights to war in France, in order to be rewarded with privilege and power points. Whoever gets their bearings first, will have an exciting game full of tactical possibilities. There is a lot to consider in advance: having a lot of gold in your supply will reap more rewards. Attracting nobles to your round table will give you more influence in future law-making – which should always aim to serve your own interests.
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Round by round the rivalry grows between these lords of the castle, who become ever more powerful, allowing their knights to fight on even more fronts. The resulting exchange of blows makes the atmosphere of the middle ages come alive and brings to mind the beginnings of democracy in England of that period. You need to develop your own power with finesse. The opulent design makes Lancaster a pleasure to look at, as well as to play.