Saturday, March 29, 2008

At Nick's on Friday 28/03/08

Tactica: Jim's Persians v. MarkO's Greeks

The Persians thought they were doing good when they maneuvered around the Greek right flank and hit one Hoplite unit in the flank with Heavy Cav & another with the Imortals. But on the other flank one small Persian Infantry unit copped some hot dice by their opposing Hoplites and routed before the Hoplites on the other flank broke. Nick then pointed out that either side lost if they lost just one of their main battle line units and suddenly it was Game Over just when things were getting interesting. Tactica has its good points, but it's awfully arbitrary sometimes.

Nick's Germans v. Cameron's Yanks in a Bulge scenario
Battlefront WWII Rules:

The US held a village which the Germans had to take to win. Both sides had only infantry at the start with Shermans & Panthers to come on as late reserves. When time ran out according to teh scenario rules, the Germans had got a foothold in the village, but not taken it, so it was draw. The unfamiliar rules required much earnest examination of the rule book & slow progress. The players seemed to like the rules well enough, though your reporter doesn't see enough advantages over FOW to justify the effort of learning a new set of WWII rules.

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