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Zulus on the Ramparts! 2nd Edition
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Zulus on the Ramparts! 2nd Edition

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift, 22-23 January 1879


Zulus digital game

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Zulus on the Ramparts!, from designer Joseph Miranda, is the battle cry of those defending the Mission Station at Rorke’s Drift. It is 22 January 1879, and the British invasion column moving into Zululand was disastrously defeated that morning at nearby Isandlwana. Now, fresh troops from the victorious Zulu iMpi (army) are advancing on your position. With your 140 British soldiers and auxiliaries, you must survive the repeated attacks of 4000+ crack Zulu warriors. 

This States of Siege™ game puts you squarely in command of desperate defense. As events unfold and heroes emerge, can you build up the barricades and fill the breaches before the camp is overrun? As the Zulus relentlessly charge wielding their deadly spears and as British rifles overheat, can you keep cool and make the command decisions necessary to hold your position and repel the onrush of fierce braves until the Relief Column arrives? 

2008 CSR Award Nominee


The Battle of Rorke’s Drift saw more Victoria Crosses awarded than any other before or since. Can you write an equally glorious page in history as you confront these Zulus on the Ramparts! ?

Game Data:


Number of Players: 1

Ages: 13 and up

Playing Time: Approximately 25 minutes
Complexity: 3 on a 9 scale
Solitaire Suitability: 9 on a 9 scale
Scale: Each unit is one Zulu iButho (Regiment); each turn is about 15-45 minutes of real time

Polybag Game Components:

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•    One 40-page, color game Rules booklet
•    82 thick, multi-shaped, laser-cut game pieces (some assembly required)
•    50 Action cards

•    One 11” x 17” color game map
•    Four six-sided 5mm dice

Suggested Polybag Price: $29.95

What's In The Box?:

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•    One 40-page, color game Rules booklet
•    82 thick, multi-shaped, laser-cut game pieces (some assembly required)
•    50 Action cards
•    One 11” x 17” color game map
•    Four six-sided 12mm dice

•    One 11" x 17" mounted, jigsaw-cut game map
•    One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box
•    One beautiful box cover sleeve
•    One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•    One charcoal desiccant packet

Suggested Box Price: $39.95

Video Reviews (Second Edition):





What They're Saying:


- "This one really took me by surprise. On the surface it looked simple to the point of being simplistic...There is much more game here, however, and one highly evocative of its theme. The interplay among the cards works brilliantly, and it's nice to see so many variants included in the package without being nickel-and-dimed for them in an expansion. ...provides further evidence that you can have a game that’s low in complexity but rich in theme and deep in gameplay. I’m so glad it got the component upgrade it so richly deserved, and can’t wait to see some of VPG’s other terrific designs benefit from a similar facelift." - Tracy Baker (The Lonely Meeple)


Credits:


Game Design: Joseph Miranda
Stages of Siege System:
Darin Leviloff
Graphic Design, Documentation & Game Development:
Alan Emrich
Game Map:
Tim Allen
Illustrations: Clark Miller
Special Thanks:
Stanley Baker, Cy Endfield
Playtesting:
Dennis Bishop, Jeff Cherpeski, Wes Erni, Lance McMillan, Kim Meints, Stephanie Newland, Richard Pardoe, Petra Schlunk
Proofreading:
Bill Barrett, Leigh Toms, Ian Wakeham


Price:

VPG Sale Price: $25.95 - $33.95


Product Prices
SKU Type Price Qty.
Zulu Box
*Includes a paper
and Mounted Map
(if applicable)
Boxed Edition$33.95
ZuluPolybag Edition$25.95

Game Resources:

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