The Marcher Lords is a simulation of the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, and the ongoing Norman conquest of Wales in the 11th century. Players assume command of Norman Earls or their Welsh foes, and make the decisions that will determine the course of the war. To be successful, the Normans will have to fortify their conquests by building castles and hold out against Welsh counterattacks, Viking raiders and various other threats. The fifth entry in the increasingly popular Counter Strike mini-game line, The Marcher Lords continues the trend being portable enough to fit in a backpack, but complex and interesting enough for a wargaming grognard! Complete in the case, The Marcher Lords comes with a rulebook, a beautiful fold-out game map, 196 die-cut playing counters, reference charts, and dice!