Sorry for my bad english. Thanks a lot for the quick reply. I used to be a historical super nerd and would normally never allow it but the more I played historical games the more I have come to apprecieate the gaming aspect far more than the historical acurrate aspect=). As stated in my other post, this game is so increadebly fun and its id by far the best ancient rule system out there that I have played and trust me I have played most of them. I love that the measurements are out of the game. I used to love freedom of movement but the price it comes with is nt worth it. With freedom of movement the rules become more complex than fun and exeptions to the rules are just to great. Also when I play a game I want to feel the I out witted my opponent and the grid helps you do that and this is my experiance of it; Normally I like to play competetivlly in a casual setting, players that are of that type are rare so I often end up playing against competetive players which I enjoy. The problem here with freedom of movement is that I have not yet had a single game were the losers did not complain about how I moved( Oh you pushed the unit by misstake a couple of milimeters, you would have lost if not for that). I have never had a game where movement did not end up in discussions and during the game it is so fiddly. When I play I want to feel like casparrow haha and concentrate on the tactics, not the rules or fiddly estimations and discussions. I have played hex games a lot and I love them for that reason but the problem is that they do look wierd. Boxes compleatly change that. I know I am just babbeling and sorry for that but I really want to show my appeatiation. As ancient games is my main intrest and players are not always around I also play a lot solo and than this game is all for it. You can make your plans for both side but the card mecanics (I use D10 though) can make those plans go to hell which is bot hacurate and feel so cool. It like watching an epic movie and being ablo to control bits of it and just see how the battle developes disregarding your plans. Still your plans realy really matter. As I said and to finish this off, I have played most of the ancient rules and I am sure you have as well. I can compare them to eachother and rank them for there traits but I cannot compare any of the to this game because this game is on a hole other level. It is far beyond in superiority. Easy rules, alot of tactics, game focused, mass combat and so increadably fun. I cannot wait to play more=). I will make sure this games take over all the DBA,DBM,Hail caesar and FoG at my club because those game s just became compleatly obsolete after this one=).