But now the real work begins as although teh content itself was interesting, it also contained seven games (which although designated board games in my eyes should be taken to the tabletop) that simply set up and beg to be played. In particular two WWII era infantry games:
- Fire and Movement (A rural infantry battle: "an attacking battalion versus two defending companies")
- Blockbusting (An urban battle: "an attacking company versus two defending platoons")
Half way down the page you will see an "Infantry Combat" Link which gives a useful PDF to Print Out
The intention is to take them to the tabletop and play them over and over again, then contrast them with some of my many existing WWII rule sets (Command Decision, Spearhead, BGC, Great Battles of WWII, Squad Leader to name but a few) to 'compare and contrast' and see what comes out in the mix. If I had a new years resolution it would have been to make more use of my WWII assets (er, I mean toys).
That's not to say I am forgoing the ancients as Strategos II, BBDBA and Phil Sabin's book on "Lost Battles" figure highly on my radar screen.
Oh and I have also to paint the Bismarck (again) and finish off my 1/72 Mosquito and Westland Whirlwind