(From the publisher’s website)
Latindom’s Northern Crusade on Baltic pagans would not dream of taking on the Orthodox city-state before it, a wealth so mighty that Russians called the city itself “Lord Novgorod the Great”. But then the Khan’s Golden Horde overran all Rus east of Ilmen. Teutonic and Danish Crusaders saw an opening to take on the schismatics and perhaps seize Novgorod’s trade routes to Asia….
Nevsky is a board wargame about the storied clash between Latin Teutonic and Orthodox Russian powers along the Baltic frontier of the mid-13th-Century. It is the first volume in GMT Games’Levy & Campaign Seriesportraying military operations in a variety of pre-industrial conflicts. In Nevsky,players raise and equip their armies, then provision and maneuver them to ravage or conquer enemy territory or defeat enemy forces in battle. Feudal politics obligate an array of lords and vassals to serve on campaign—but only for limited periods. Players must keep an eye on the calendar and reward lords to keep their armies in the field.
Nevsky is solitaire friendly or can add a rules option with screens that hide what the two players’ lords levy. A second option adds detail regarding vassal forces’ terms of service.