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Game: Here I Stand



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Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Ed Beach
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Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555 is the first game in over 25 years.to cover the political and religious conflicts of early 16th Century Europe. Few realize that the greatest feats of Martin Luther, Jean Calvin, Ignatius Loyola, Henry VIII, Charles V, Francis I, Suleiman the Magnificent, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernando Cortes, and Nicolaus Copernicus all fall within this narrow 40-year period of history. This game covers all the action of the period using a unique card-driven game system that models both the political and religious conflicts of the period on a single point-to-point map. GMT Games published the first edition in 2006 and a second edition in 2010. Udo Grebe Game Design published a German language edition in 2010.


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247
Date: 6/17/2024
Poster: Doug Holt
Unboxing: Here I Stand 500th Anniversary Reprint Edition, 2nd Printing (GMT Games)

"A complexity of six, to me, implies that the game is more complex than your average CDG, which I completely believe." Steven Pow, in Boisterous Exuberance, takes a look at his newly arrived copy of this well-known game. Check out why he thinks that "This seems like an incredible game, impressive in its scope, and honestly a little unbelievable...".
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234
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Entertaining Review

Ludovico Martinengo posted this great review on BoardGameGeek. (May 2012)
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246
Date: 12/5/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
[REVIEW] Here I Stand

Over the course of the pandemic, I have been gaming with several of my buddies online and we played 2 very interesting games of Here I Stand, a simulation of the Reformation era published by GMT Games. In this article, the Boardgames Chronicle gives us their review.
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245
Date: 9/21/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Playing a full, 6-players game – Here I Stand

With the onset of the current pandemic, our wargame group was forced to play online, and during this time, I was introduced to the wonderful game of Here I Stand published by GMT Games. Each nation has somewhat asymmetric victory conditions, yet there is an enormous amount of conflict in an era that I was less familiar. The Boardgames Chronicle gives us this replay session to help you better understand the different strategies available.
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244
Date: 5/31/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
AAR: Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation, 1517-1555 (500th Anniversary Edition) from GMT Games – Turn 3

The Players Aid continues turn 3 of their game of Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation, 1517-1555 published by GMT Games. Based on the following I can only assume that they really love this game! “The New World went swimmingly, as both my explorer and my colony were successful. I’ve racked up some decent VPs from this, which will help to offset the lack of anything coming from the formation of Schmalkaldic League, which will happen next turn at some point. So, all is looking very interesting. I have a 1 point VP lead as the Hapsburgs, so I know people are looking to gang up on me as the leader, and those stacks of French and English troops are a little disconcerting. But that’s what makes this game so fascinating. When the diplomacy phase is declared and the inboxes fill up, it’s always an exhilarating and tense feeling. How much do I give away, who do I treat with, how will others react? Does it even matter? Can I forge my own path to victory?
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243
Date: 5/18/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
AAR: Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation, 1517-1555 (500th Anniversary Edition) from GMT Games – Turn 2

"Just concluded Turn 2, Clement VII passed away, and much of the game was very cagey, and quite static. The English have a diplomatic marriage which they’re hanging over the French head. This is keeping those two at bay, and whilst time ticks along the French are looking further afield for VPs. I’m hoping to keep them on my side, militarily speaking, for as long as possible to focus all my resources east. Once the Ottomans are crushed then the Europeans are free to tear each other apart. " And so begins the Players Aid reporting of their recent game of GMT Games’ simulation of the Reformation, Here I Stand.
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242
Date: 5/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Here I Stand

The Boardgames Chronicle brings us a three-person replay of the GMT Games simulation of the Reformation, Here I Stand. They conclude “It was so tremendously exciting and close game. And it is such a wonderful design – the game is really deep and I could play it whenever I have companions to do it. The good thing is that even after disaster or defeat your country can recover and your former enemies will ally you just to take down the leader. What a great game! I just hope to play more once lockdown is completed.”
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241
Date: 5/8/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
AAR: Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation, 1517-1555 (500th Anniversary Edition) from GMT Games – Turn 1

Here I Stand, a game on the Reformation by GMT Games is a card driven simulation of a turbulent era religious history. It presents unique challenges derived from asymmetrical Victory conditions requiring players to devise their own unique strategy to win. The Players Aid begins the first turn in a replay series of the game.
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240
Date: 4/25/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Playing a full, 6-players game – Here I Stand

The Boardgames Chronicle takes us back to the Reformation with a session report of their most recent six player game of GMT’s Here I Stand. I have always found this game fascinating due to its asymmetrical Victory conditions for each side. The players conclude, “It was really exciting and interesting game. Situation changed multiple times, and who knows what would happen in turn 4? Definitely, we would love to play again HIS – which is a fantastic game – especially as it is really about politics/negotiations where army is only mean to success. And we can’t wait to see how situation will develop in later turns, with new cards, counter-reformation, etc.”
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239
Date: 2/9/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Here I Stand - Replay

Video: Battle Report for "Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555" from GMT Games. Produced and shared by The Players' Aid blog.
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238
Date: 7/28/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Games-Strategy and Tactics: Strategy Article

Brief strategy article addressing the possibility of attacking and defeating Scotland on the first turn.
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237
Date: 3/23/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Games-Strategy and Tactics: Turn 1 Strategy

You have to love a good strategy article, particularly about a deep game like 'Here I Stand'. And that's exactly what we got from Chance Folmer at the 'Games-Strategy and Tactics' Blog. There's also an 'Overview' strategy piece on the site as well.
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236
Date: 3/7/2014
Poster: Mark D.
C3I Ops Center: Player Aid (Learn in 20 Minutes)

"Here I Stand" is one of those games that require an extra bit of effort before a player fully "gets it". Fortunately for us, designer Ed Beach created a player aid titled "Learning Here I Stand in 20 Minutes or Less", which smooths the process of learning the game, and C3I Ops Center, another great gaming site, has published it as a PDF (see link above). "Here I Stand" neophytes need to read this first.
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235
Date: 1/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Shut Up and Sit Down: Review

Interesting written review format.
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217
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Poster: Mark D.
Website

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218
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

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219
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Poster: Mark D.
Review (in Portuguese)

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220
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Website

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221
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Spanish translation of tables 1

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222
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Spanish translation of tables 2

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223
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Spanish translation of tables 3

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224
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Spanish translation of cards 1-45

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225
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Spanish translation of cards 46-99

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226
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Spanish translation of cards 100-218

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227
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay

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228
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata and FAQ Sept 1 2009

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229
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of 2-player version

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Poster: Mark D.
player aid booklets (zipped files)

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Poster: Mark D.
rules for official two-player variant (PDF file)

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Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
2010 Printing Rules

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Poster: Mark D.
Replay

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