Monday, May 16, 2016

Games! The Great War

I figured I would catalogue some of the games I get to play on occasion (oddly, just as I move from my gaming group!).

A game I've played a good bit of lately is The Great War, a game designed by Richard Borg.  This shares the design of games like Memoir '44, BattleLore etc.  I believe this is the Command and Colours design scheme.

If I'd only known the fate that awaited me...
The game is brilliant. It's the cleanest, nicest version of the rules set that I've played yet.  The genre fits the style brilliantly.  This time produced by Plastic Soldier Company the game features proper 15mm plastic infantry (including machine guns, mortars, grenadiers etc.).  There are supporting expansions including a Tank expansion which provides lovely Female/Male British tanks and the German A7V, as well as an option to buy local artillery pieces.
Overall a brilliant game.  Just enough strategy to enjoy whilst being limited by your command and combat cards.  I was absolutely crushed in this game when my card draws really left me in the lurch in the face of a huge line of British infantry.  I've played the game a good 6-8 times and have enjoyed it immensely.

The bad news: Apparently there is little interest in selling the game to the United States players.  With an MSRP of $60, the game is pretty much impossible to find beneath $85-100 and if you order from the UK the price expands to $100+ due to conversion rates and shipping.  I've emailed the company to see if they plan on really actually supplying retailers here with the game.  So luck.

1 comment:

  1. I recognize that setup! Who would have thought Lice! Could prove so deadly!