The following changes have been made for the FRIEDRICH Anniversary Edition.
The changes in the
FRIEDRICH Anniversary Edition
| The box.
Most obviously, the cover art has been changed. Now it is a colorized pencil drawing by Kerstin Hille. The Cover is inspired by Frederick's portrait of Anton Graff (1736-1813). The Cover shows a logo reminding of Frederick's birthday 300 years ago (24 Jan 1712).|
Also, the back of the box has been slightly revised.
| The Tactical Cards (patterns). The formerly one-coloured patterns of the Tactical Cards are now replaced by full 4-colour graphics. The graphic itself was also changed, although it still makes use of Fredericks characteristic monogram. However, now this monogram is more accurate in its shape. The golden wreath around the monogram is inspired by the Prussian infantry regiments flags.|
The four sets of Tactical cards come in the colours blue, red, green, and brown.
| The Tactical cards (fronts). Here there were no significant changes. Only the blue of the spades symbol and the green of the clubs symbol are darkened.|
|| The Cards of Fate.
They are now completey four-coloured as well. The pattern was slightly revised so that it fits better to the style for the TC-patterns.|
All texts were proofread once again and polished in their English. Thanks to Guy Atkinson for his wonderful help!
The strokes of fate have not been changed in their meaning. Only exception: For the card Elisabeth, Prussia has now to remove anyone general (formerly it was always Lehwaldt).
The minor events, however, were changed in the following cases:
* It is now written on the card that a general has to be on map in order to receive one army for free. Similarly, the text "...may not attack..." reads now "...may not move into attack position...".
* Card No. 3, diamonds version, is now: Next turn, no general may be attacked in the city of Halle (E4) and no supply train may be eliminated in the city of Halle.
* Card No. 7, diamonds: If Friedrich is involved in combat next turn, Prussia must reach a positive score with the first TC(s) she plays (if possible).
* Card No. 8, clubs: Next turn, any Prussians who are attacked by Daun may move to any empty adjacent city (before the combat is resolved); by doing so they avoid all combat.
* Card No. 8, diamonds: If Friedrich attacks next turn, his first TC is worth 5 additional points.
* Card No. 10, clubs: Any one Prussian general with 2 or more troops loses one troop immediately.
| The map.
The colours and the background graphic has not been changed. As to be seen, Prussia still has blue territory. This makes recognizing of home territory very easy, and a blue coloured land mass is not untypical in cartography. You only have to think of Political Maps. |
However, some cities were renamed or moved to other sectors. In detail:
|| Western sector row.
The most significant change is the swapping of the TC-symbols of the most western sector row. Where used to be hearts is now clubs, and vice versa. Background: Due to that change the socalled triangle defense against France is now much harder and the game will show a more variable course of play.|
Falkenau and Gollnow. There used to be some cities which had not a single adjacent city in the same suit; that meant you could only attack a general positioned there with a crossborder attack. The most important ones were Falkenau and Gollnow. With the new map this is gone, however.
* Falkenau is now in hearts. (This was achieved by moving the complete sector border. Due to that some other cities (Kronach, Coburg, Kissingen, Gelnhausen, Boppard) moved to different sectors as well. These cities have no special strategic meaning, however, while Falkenau was always very critical when Prussia wanted to play the Offensive Option. Now, the Prussian chances in the Offensive Option are raised and the ridiculous "race for Falkenau" is history.
* Wieruszów now has an adjacent city in the hearts sector. (This makes the emergency defense of Silesia more difficult.)
* Gollnow has an diaomonds neightbour (Massow). With that the unbeatable diamonds-Gollnow-defense is gone.
* Together with the Gollnow-change, Neu Stettin moved from spades to clubs; this is good for Russia.
Polish city names. All Polish cities are now written with correct letters. Formerly they were missing the diacritical signs, for instane it now reads Toruń (formerly Torun) or Międzychód (formerly Miedzychod).
Wrong city names. Some city names of the old map did not exist in 1756, or do not even exist nowadays. Some Examples: Scharnburg became now Zeven. Freital became now Deuben. Also some misspellings have been corrected, for instance Werningerode became Wernigerode.
For a quick overview on all significant changes click here.
| The rules.
Their wording was slightly revised, but no single rule was changed. The front page shows now the box cover art. The terminus "armies" was replaced by "troops". Some clarifications which had been necessary for the Cards of Fate are obsolete now (since the Cards of Fate were revised); they are gone now. You can download the new version of the rules here.|
| The die-cut markers.
They are now a bit bigger (12 by 12 mm). Furthermore, the question mark is now always on their back.|
General labels, playing pieces. These were not changed.