Cataphract is defined as a heavily armored cavalryman modelled either on the Sarmatians (cataphractarius) or the Persians (clibanarius). He was the ultimate mounted armored warrior of the ancient world, trained in both shock and missile combat.
Cataphract portrays the development of the art of war wrought by the early Byzantine Empire, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, under his great Generals, Belisarius and Narses. During this period the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, for a brief period of time, re-captured a large portion of what was formerly the Western Roman Empire. Although successful in its attempts to reconquer Italy and North Africa, the Byzantine Empire's resources were insufficient to hold on to its gains.
Cataphract covers all the major battles that defined this era. To place these battles in their proper historical context, the Campaign Game, Justinian, is enclosed, which covers the quest to reconquer the Roman Empire under one ruler.
700 Full-color 1/2" die-cut counters (includes counters for Justinian and 40 double-sided, full color galley counters.
2 34x22 full color back printed maps (including the map for Justinian)
21-page Rulebook (Cataphract)
12-page Playbook (Cataphract)
16-page Rulebook (Justinian)
1 11x17 Player's Aid Chart
1 10-sided die
This second printing of Cataphract contains all of the original battles plus two more originally included in the Atilla Module. Once again gamers will get to experience a new way of fighting in ancient warfare and retrace the battles of Belisarius, one of history’s greatest generals.
Time: 360 Min.