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There is so much to this game that it will take you a long time to get to grips with it, but it is worth persevering with because the amount of available options make it very involving to play and no two games will ever be exactly the same. For the solo wargamer it's a must but prepare yourself for long involved sessions.
Annals of Rome comes substantially packaged in PSS's usual laudable style, though the cover art is excruciating. And although the instruction manual contains the sort of 'game-mechanics' information that I would like to see more of, it is organised in a most unhelpful manner. Well-written and authoritive background adds immensely to the atmosphere of a wargame, which has after all, to compromise on its on-screen appearance. Annals of Rome shows no sign of lack of research or absence of a feel for the historical period, so it is disappointing that the authors don't share their knowledge with us in the manual.