Conquest – the Last Argument of Kings is a mass battle wargame produced by Para Bellum Wargames. The rules of the game have been written by one of the industry’s lead game designers, Alessio Cavatore and his studio Riverhorse. The rules are quick and easy to learn for a new player but are still able to offer a new and complex strategy to master. Conquest does away with player turns and army deployment. Instead, it focuses its play around the command stack mechanic, where each player determines at the beginning of the round what order his troops are going to be activated in. Coupled with a unique escalation reinforcement mechanic where light, medium and heavy troops each have their roles, the fog of war is a very real thing. Through this game, the ability of a seasoned general’s foresight in order to trap his opponent’s forces and foresee his moves is heavily relied upon.
The game launches with the Core Box Set that contains two factions that battle in the Conquest universe. These two factions, however, will continue to expand, as well as new factions will be added, offering the players the option to create whole new armies that may be suited better to their taste and playing styles.