Sticking in my sleep…

I’m now the proud owner of all six boxes of Commands & Colors: Ancients (original plus 5 expansions) – something I’ve been on the edge of doing for quite some time now.

If you’ve read this blog or listened to the podcast before, you know that I love this game. However, there was one aspect of getting all these expansions that I really didn’t appreciate  – despite hearing about it from several friends who have already been through the experience.


C&C: Ancients uses blocks to represent units. Each unit is made up of between 2 and 4 blocks, and to differentiate the units, each block has a sticker on either side. These have to be applied by hand, as when the game arrives it contains a large bag of wooden blocks, and several sheets of self-adhesive stickers.

Not a problem, I thought…

But in the base game plus 5 expansions, that means 1459 blocks, which is about 2850 stickers (not all the blocks are double-sided). That’s a lot of stickers!

I’m about 4 hours in, and have only completed 2 1/2 armies (both from the base game, plus all the Eastern Infantry from Expansion #1) so I’m about 1/4 of the way through. I can see that it’s going to be a while before I’m finished…

3 Comments on Sticking in my sleep…

  1. Brutal.

  2. The stickering for only one game was a horror, I can’t imagine doing 5 boxes in a row. 😮

    Good games, though.

  3. Well, as I now type I’ve done everything except the Imperial Roman infantry – which I’m hoping to finish tonight during X-Factor.

    It’s been a tough, gruelling struggle, but it’s still a heck of a lot easier than painting an ancients army!

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