Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Russian Campaign

I played this boardgame with Richard for the first time today.  I would have to agree with this statement "one of the finest wargames around. With the ease and playability of the 'Classics', the game also conveys the feel of the actual campaign and is exceptionally accurate historically. Both players will have to use the subtle skills, advantages and tactics of their historical counterparts to win." from the review on BoardGameGeek.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Invasion Sicily

Yesterday played through GMT's Invasion Sicily boardgame.

It was a first playing and while it followed the Operation Mercury rule set we still had to look up various special rules, some of which proved quiet elusive - they were there, but the gamer equivalent of domestic blindness afflicted both of us. Set up time not included, we played for about six hours. The Allies got a bloody nose and the Axis were making a skilful withdrawal although were unlikely to get clean away.