Friday, December 06, 2013
Nick in Launceston -- Force on Force intro
Dennis taught me force on force using his beautiful 20mm moderns.
We played the intro scenario that Dennis downloaded off the web -- a US patrol must rescue a downed pilot before the Taliban get to him. Lots of Taliban, and a few US troops. I was the US, and I started off the game with a flurry of 8's (The US use D8's, the Taliban use D6's. Shots are opposed die rolls, so the US has to roll higher than the Taliban to make a hit. Obviously, 7's and 8's cannot be beaten). By the end of the first turn almost 1/4 of the Taliban were dead. From that point it was all downhill for Dennis -- even if I made a stupid move, he was so far behind the eight ball that he couldn't catch up!
The game was fun and simple. We obviously ignored some of the chrome. But I am now hooked. Yet another addiction -- just what I need!!!!!! Although I am doing force on force in 15mm, so I can reuse all of my North African WWII terrain.