The newest product from LE FRANC TIREUR has just arrived on my table: THE GREEN HELL OF INOR. This is a meaty portfolio with 16 scenarios and 3 Campaign Games. Who thinks he has not jet got sufficient French counters will be happy to receive two counter sheets with additional units. Historical Background and the Campaign Game Rule Book are produced in excellent quality.Continue reading
Probabely every wargamers has a spell of time of being fascinated by the Napoleonic period. The colourful uniforms, the wide spanning strategy, the epic battles, the cultural and legal effects on Europe all make for a very intersting historical study. I am no exception of this. I have painted miniatures, taken part in several smaller and larger Napoleonic wargames. The more memorable ones were two occasions of large teams playing the battles of Katzbach and Quatre Bras. I recollect having attended to an one week Napoleonic Spanish team campaign in a lodge in England.
The Pacific seams to be a more exotic theatre of operations in World War Two. Empire of the Sun recreates this conflict on a grand strategy level. The seams to mainly focus on the confrontation between the Japanese Empire and America as the emerging superpower. What created my interested in this CoSim were the excellent play through and strategy intro videos you can find on the internet. Now I am hoping for some players that I can play the game with provided they are interested enough to learn the rules.
My wargames buddy Matthias recently proposed to play The Dark Sands from GMT. This we will do and certainly there will be a post on our game. Normally we prepare by reading the rules and setting up a game solo to get used to the game mechanics. When I went for this I reminded myself of a huge box in my COSIM library: The Dark Valley.
With the newly arrived Roads to Gettysburg II the GCACW Series published by MMP evolves into one of my favored game systems. This game cought me because the box actually contains three games as revised reprints and counters for an additional campaign game:
- Here come the Rebels
- Road to Gettysburg II: Lee Strikes North
- Rebels to the White House
- Long Roads to Gettysburg (counters)
When I got notice of this game I ordered it right away. Why, you ask? Well, first its one of the first wargames from a German publisher. I was curious to learn what design idea the developers might follow. Second Aachen 1944 offers an interesting subject seldom treated in wargames. The only other campaign game that I know of addressing the Stolberg Sector comes with the Command Decision miniature rules. Last and by no means least I live in Aachen.
Having played Paths of Glory I got addicted to the game play that these Card Driven Strategic War point-to-point Games alow for. Also with the 100 years anniversary this period of our history becomes more prominent in my mind. Illusions of Glory is interesting as it focusses on the eastern front of World War I. I must admitt that I know little about this side of the conflict and thus I am keen to learn more.
Historical wargames on historical maps are much of my liking. Therefore I always am interested to obtain a copy when a new HASL gets published. One exception might be the HASLs that feature on island hopping in the Pacific. European, Russian, and North African fronts oriented HASL in contrast will most likely make it into my ASL collection.
So finally here comes Forgotten War Korea: 1950 – 1953, the newest ASL core module. I was somewhat uncertain whether to obtain a copy. But I like playing ASL and I dislike not having the boards to play with. What to expect from the scenarios and the period specific rules I do not know.