Eric “Warlord ” Walters has started a blog. The world will hold its breath until the next post. I love his views on games, design and his depth of real world knowledge regarding Military Strategy.
Just got my copy of World At War magazine, issue #48 (April-May 2016). And what do we find but a serious-looking game on Army Group North’s drive to Leningrad. Now, there’s plenty of other games on the subject, but they seem to be either too big (GMT’s BARBAROSSA: ARMY GROUP NORTH) or too small (DG’s revision of the old SPI LENINGRADgame). Sure, there are few other medium-sized games out there, but this one is eye catching.
For starters, it’s a chit pull activation system, based on headquarters units in the game. Secondly, the historical game has everyone set up the way they were historically, but the alternative set up has both sides doing free deployment–and the Soviets set up with untried unit status. Oh, how can one not love that–it’s like the DG/SPI version, but here we’re dealing with divisions on both sides, so there is far greater fidelity.
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