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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 7:44 a.m. PST

That sounds like an interesting game.

French Wargame Holidays21 Apr 2019 4:02 a.m. PST

very interesting, what date is it set?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 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.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP22 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.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 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 423 Apr 2019 3:42 p.m. PST

Looks really interesting and at the game scale I prefer …

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 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.

Umpapa25 Apr 2019 10:46 a.m. PST

As a Pole I always find premise of this game completely unreal.

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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).

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Zombie vs dinosaurs scenario is more probable.


Other then that, mechanically this game seems interesting.

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