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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Nov 2018 10:17 p.m. PST

"With the last DVG game I reviewed, I spoke of how they had stepped into the multi-player world of light Euro-style games, but for me a little too light. With this latest product, The War of The Worlds, we're back on the familiar ground of solo gaming, but still with a Euro-game feel.

From my early childhood copy of H.G.Wells' novel, through the L.P. [yes I am that old!] of Jeff Wayne's soundtrack with Richard Burton as the narrator and the less than faithful films that have been made, the story has been part of my DNA. So, it was great to have received this from DVG for my latest review, but I was a little apprehensive about how this seminal story had been handled as a game.

Two previous games had focused on the geography of the novel keeping setting in the limited environs of London and the south-east of England as a more or less conventional hex-based war game. DVG have gone for a broad-brush strategy approach featuring the whole of the UK [and. as you'll see, potentially further…"


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Allen5707 Nov 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

Yes it is a great game. I got my copy a few weeks ago and was immediately hooked. I am now painting up a bunch of 3mm figures to replace the game counters and am also thinking of using the smaller of my other Land Ironclads miniatures in the game. Perhaps Aeronefs will also be added but, given their size the game would become a regular table top game rather than a board game.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse07 Nov 2018 11:37 a.m. PST



Cacique Caribe08 Nov 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

Allen57: "I am now painting up a bunch of 3mm figures to replace the game counters"

Hmm, I've always liked that idea, replacing the counters/tokens with something else, like figures.



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