All this Bolt Action has gotten me interested in gaming WW2 again. I’ve collected a modest army of both Soviets and Germans that I use for both Bolt Action and Chain of Command. Too Fat Lardies is doing a phenomenal job of supporting Chain of Command right now with their pint sized campaigns. These are relatively cheap, 5-8 game campaigns complete with army lists, scenarios, and historical background. I’m working my way through some Warlord British Paratroopers right now, trying to get enough finished to play the second Campaign, Kampfgruppe von Luck. I’ve really enjoyed the few games of Chain of Command I’ve played so far and look forward to playing more. The rules do a good job simulating WW2 tactics without being too dense. What’s really nice is that with just a modifications to your army list you can use the same forces for both Bolt Action and Chain of Command.
|One of my Warlord British Paratroopers|
Finally, I recently purchased the Battlegroup core rules. I’m still eagerly awaiting the Blitzkrieg supplement as I’ve always had a soft spot for Early War. Our group had a chance to demo the game with the Overlord supplement a while back and it was a hit. I think one of the big things that draws gamers to WW2 is all the cool toys, and boy does battlegroup have them. The system has a lot of interesting mechanics (enough to merit its own post) and unique ideas, especially in regards to its morale system. I’m always hesitant to start a new scale but a book like Blitzkrieg will probably provide the motivation. Now, if only Plastic Soldier Company made some French infantry…
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