Bayonets & Tomahawks is a two-player
grand strategic game depicting the French & Indian War, which raged
from 1755 to 1760 and in which France's North American empire was
conquered. Take command of either the French or British to fight all
facets of the conflict: army maneuvering, diplomacy with indigenous
nations, raids, battles, construction, naval operations, sieges, and
more. With scenarios varying from a single year to the whole war, as
well as rules for team play, Bayonets & Tomahawks is perfect for new and experienced wargamers alike.
Each in-game Year contains nine Actions Rounds as well as three
administrative Logistics Rounds. During Action Rounds, players use
historically based cards for events and actions. This innovative system
without hand management builds on card-driven games such as Twilight Struggle
while keeping the game accessible and fast-paced. An exciting battle
system featuring custom dice presents challenges that reward careful
planning. Victory is achieved by capturing key spaces and conducting
raids in enemy territory. Over just a few hours, relive a war that
shaped the course of history in North America and beyond!
"Now, the battle is over, but we must still win a war. It is my
fondest hope that the other British Generals will learn how war in
America must be fought."
--Benjamin Franklin to George Washington, July 16, 1755