Ars Victor is an innovative, light war boardgame that has surprising strategic depth for a simple game. Ars Victor uses Richard Borg's popular Command and Color system and, adds Richard Sivél's Friedrich movement system and Mark Herman's command points, which are common in card-driven wargames. The Command and Color system is in use by several games and expansions, including the Memoir '44.
The core gameplay of Ars Victor is similar to that of Memoir '44. You manage a hand of cards that dictate what units you can move on a hex map and you roll custom dice to resolve combat. The differences are few but definitely game-changing. The map is made up of nine modular, double sided pieces that form a 9x9 grid. Because of variable locations on the 9x9 grid, terrain orientation, and the front/back side that one can use, there is huge variability in map setup.