Ancient battles were fought in organized formations. The leaders of both sides directed their forces along the battle line to gain tactical advantage in order to overwhelm their opponent in the center, breakthrough one of his flanks, or hold their position until the time came for a decisive move. Based on Reiner Knizia's original design published in Germany as Schotten-Totten
(now available from IELLO), Battle Line
enhances and expands the game with more options and fun.