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|79thPA ||20 Apr 2019 7:44 a.m. PST|
That sounds like an interesting game.
|French Wargame Holidays||21 Apr 2019 4:02 a.m. PST|
very interesting, what date is it set?
| Editor in Chief Bill ||21 Apr 2019 5:57 p.m. PST|
what date is it set?
Not stated in this product, but I understand that the Sticks & Stones series imagines a post-nuclear World War IV in 1987, seven days after a limited nuclear exchange has irradiated most of Russia and the U.S.
|28mm Fanatik||22 Apr 2019 6:27 p.m. PST|
Here's the BGG description: link
Poland Strikes! is a standalone module in the Sticks and Stones series. The first entry, published by Flying Pig's sister company Tiny Battle Publishing, saw Soviets and Yankees fighting over precious land in Germany in post-nuclear 1987. While the USSR is distracted by all of this, Poland decides to settle the score with Hungary after years of escalating tensions along the border. With three scenarios and 88 counters gorgeously illustrated by wunderkind Christian Sperling (Neuschwabenland), it's a cold-war-goes-hot tactical combat game by the undisputed master of the genre
It's one in a series from renowned game designer Mark H. Walker. Here's another one in the same "Platoon Commander" Series: TMP link
I recently bought the "Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk" boxed game from Mark's new company, Flying Pig Games. I tend to stay away from print-and-play games because it's too much work.
|79thPA ||23 Apr 2019 5:25 a.m. PST|
The good news is that the manufacturer sells this as a boxed game ready to go. Print and play seems like too much work for me as well, so I'll buy it as a traditional boxed game.
|Legion 4||23 Apr 2019 3:42 p.m. PST|
Looks really interesting and at the game scale I prefer …
| Editor in Chief Bill ||23 Apr 2019 9:29 p.m. PST|
I've sent a message to the publisher about the errata I found and a few questions I had. If I hear back, I will let you know.
|Umpapa||25 Apr 2019 10:46 a.m. PST|
As a Pole I always find premise of this game completely unreal.
We Poles could teoretically fight against every neighbour – except Hungarians, really.
Sorry, there is no chance any Pole would shoot at any Hungarian – and vice versa. We have saved each other too many times.
Hungarians helped Poles in 1920 (Hungarian ammo won the Warsaw Battle – 100 000 000 bullets, for free!) and 1939 („I would sooner blow up the rail lines than to participate in an attack on Poland" – Hungarian prime minister Pál Teleki's letter to Adolf Hitler).
Zombie vs dinosaurs scenario is more probable.
Other then that, mechanically this game seems interesting.