Dorking 1875 - The German Conquest of Britain Game
BASED ON THE GENRE-DEFINING CLASSIC OF MILITARY ALT-HIST FICTION
In 1871, G.T. Chesney's "The Battle of Dorking" imagined an ill-prepared and outdated British military humiliated by the Prussian war machine. The story sent shockwaves throughout the horrified general public, and jump-started important reforms in the military. It also birthed a new genre, "invasion literature", which influenced sci-fi classics like "War of the Worlds" and "Day of the Triffids".
The mechanisms are simple and straightforward, with important differences in technology and doctrine built-in and handled behind the scenes so that the players can focus on manoeuvre and attack without having to compute odds or round off factors. The turn structure is intermingled so that the players trade off phases over the course of the turn, keeping everyone interested and engaged in the proceedings.
- 88 die-cut counters
- One huge stylish 17x22 inch map
- One 20 page rulebook