06 January 2012

Random Friday Wargaming: Warsaw Pact

From an old issue of Jadgpanther, Warsaw Pact includes scenarios from the 60s to the 80s, across all of Europe.

There's not just one, but two CSW forums here...

Master links/images from Boardgamegeek.com; message boards linked to Consimworld. Other links to the actual game pages...

By: Brant

1 comment:

Brian said...

I have the magazine version. I understand the boxed version wasn't that different.

I found this to be an interesting take on the subject, for its time - compare with the SPI game NATO, which came out about the same time, and fixated on the "Tricap" division idea.

The game shone in the supply rules for the Russian-Warsaw Pact (RWP) side – this player has a limited number of supply points that can be used to: rebuild depleted units; prevent unit depletions; double, triple, even quadruple the attack strength of a unit; or allow airborne units to do their stuff. The cost to do this increases the further the unit is from the pre-war border. Victory depends on the number of cities the RWP player has captured after ten turns, so he has a choice between a deep thrust or a broad-front strategy.

Good choice!