Alea Jacta Est- The Spartacus Revolt 73 BCRelease Date: 30 MAY 2013
Language: English, German, French, Spanish
Turns: Turn-Based WEGO
This short and epic scenario covers the 3 years of the famous gladiators and slaves revolt led by Spartacus that brought the Roman republic to a major crisis between 73 and 70 BC. Players can either select Rome or the famous Spartacus in a fast-paced and active struggle, where each side will have to achieve hard-to-reach objectives: Rome must destroy all the rebels and kill Spartacus, while the latter must attempt to have as many of his followers as possible to leave Italy.
Works only with a version of Alea Jacta Est - Not a standalone Product
Review at GrogHeads
The Spartacus scenario is not well-balanced for players, but it reflects history very well which is what a historical scenario is about. Its a different spin on Roman operational war and is actually a challenge. The Romans are ultimately overwhelming, but a victory of sorts can be achieved with a bit of luck and planning. Whilst I was beaten in the end, it was an intriguing game.