Grand Conquest follows the original Conquest, published in 1972, but is a stand alone game. With this set, both Conquest and Grand Conquest can be played. Grand Conquest adds an entire new dimension of siege combat to the classic game.
Grand Conquest is very similar to earlier versions of Donald Benge's Conquest. However it adds some interesting features. Now there are camels, catapults, siege engines and a moat around the five home points. The tube package comes with a vinyl roll out map, pieces in more distinguishable colors than previous versions, and a separate puzzle book (The Conquest games have had collections of puzzles developed similar to chess puzzles that are quite entertaining and engaging for abstract strategy players).