Tuesday, 11 May 2021

WWII Scenario book - Forgotten Battles.

Forgotten Battles from France to Germany, January to April 1945, covers 23 hard fought actions on the western front at the end of the war. Written by Peter Heath and published by Anschluss Publishing.

Described as Module 2, it is the first scenario book to follow the release of Peter Heath’s WWII rules called ‘The War on the Ground’, but the scenario book is not specific to his rules and with a current popularity in various rules at this level, there will likely be broad interest in them.

The rest of this post will cover my initial impressions of this Perfect Bound 88 page module and include an overview of a small infantry / artillery action. Please use the ‘read more’ tab for the rest of this post. 

Friday, 7 May 2021

Bonnie Blue Flag ACW rules

Bonnie Blue Flag are ‘fast play wargame rules for fighting battles during the American Civil War’. They are designed by Kevin Calder and produced by Partizan Press (2017).

BBF comes as a full colour 48 page rule set in a 6½” x 9½” sized booklet. The actual size of the rules contribution to the booklet is much less than the page count suggests because it is so lavishly illustrated.

Fast play and simple does not mean simplistic, indeed there are some clever attributes to the rules that turn some established processes on their head.

This post looks at the rules and also discusses table size and unit footprint / unit count. Please use the ‘read more’ tab for the rest of this post.  

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Shadow of Eagles, new Napoleonic rules arrive.

Keith Flint’s new napoleonic rules arrived today, a 118 page hard backed volume published by Partizan Press.

This post is just an initial day one impression, so don’t hang your hat on anything here, as such things need several plays to draw out nuances and get a better sense of what the rules are about, but that aside here some initial thoughts;

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