Picked these up the other day. Looking forward to incorporating them into my HON collection. But, these gazettes also show why this game is not loved in the (USA) Grognard Community.
The caricatures of historical figures, creation of personalities & inclusion of (caricatures, again) Hollywood war movie actors, combined with typographical errors and, what I assume are flights of Gallic fantasy (yes the publisher, Devil Pig Games, is in France), can make a serious gamer have real reservations about the product.
Despite this sometimes colloquial and sophomoric perspective on World War II, the issues (and the base game) are well worth the relatively low cost.
Issue #4 includes counters and scenarios for Brandenburgers. How fun is that! Issue #5 focuses on the Arnhem Bridge, and while it requires the use of counters from the Pegasus Bridge Expansion, includes two large unmounted maps of the (now John Frost) bridge. Plus, there are counters and scenarios to include the Poles. Even more fun!
I haven’t played the scenarios, but the additions to the inventory create even more options for the gamer with the imagination to DIY any number of small unit actions.
As always, the components are fantastic and a real option for the miniature wargamer lacking the time or patience to start painting up Bolt Action platoons.
As I’ve posted up before, the game system is fast moving, intuitive and a source of enjoyment. Hardcore simulation? No. Fun option to the drudgery of other tactical systems? Yes!