A significant simplification of GMT's popular Great Battles of History series, this is a set of rules that allows you to play scenarios from many of the various GBOH games and their expansion modules. Many of the more fiddly aspects of the system have been dramatically simplified (shock combat, missile combat, orderly withdrawal, elephants, leader activation), or eliminated entirely (rout/rally, individual orders, strategy ratings, momentum, trumping). The rules for SGBOH are the same across all the GBOH settings, so there is no problem moving from game to game. Scenarios also play much faster, from 1-3 hours instead of the old 4 hrs and up. Scenarios provided list approximate playing times as well as balance assessments for all the scenarios (of 53 scenarios, 11 are rated as "even"). Note that this is not a standalone game; ownership of at least one GBOH title is required. Games that only require SGBOH rules (have SGBOH scenarios and game-specific rules included) - Chandragupta - Chariots of Fire - Devil's Horsemen - Hoplite Games requiring SGBOH playbook - Alexander - SPQR - Caesar: The Civil Wars - Caesar: Conquest of Gaul - Cataphract Games requiring SGBOH battle manual - Many C3i scenarios from above Games that are not supported by SGBOH - Ran - Samurai - Lion of the North - War Galley - Caesar in Alexandria - but it is very SGBOH-like apparently - Siege of Alesia Contents: - Simple Great Battles of History Rules (Nov. 2004 edition has updates for several scenarios) - Simple Great Battles of History Charts - Simple Great Battles of History Playbook containing SGBOH scenarios for Alexander, SPQR, Julius Caesar, Conquest of Gaul and Cataphract. In March, 2017 GMT released a new Second Edition of Simple GBoH.