By Brian Cameron
This is a follow-up to my previous e-mail as I’ve now received my copy. I’ve not made a line-by-line comparison but there appear to be very few changes. The expansion is the addition of a new scenario. The format has changed and there are some extra images to break up the text but don’t really add value.
Worth buying if you have the first edition? Probably not unless it’s falling apart (mine isn’t quite yet). Worth buying if you don’t have the first edition? YES.
This is a classic and a big aid to any solo wargamer. You get 19 scenarios and 2 mini-campaigns, adaptable to most periods. You can play one side (e.g. Red) and use the programmed deployment and actions for the other (Blue). Given you dice for which 3 of 9 sections of map make up the table and have a choice of army composition, there’s a lot of replay value here. And that’s before you swap sides and play Blue against a programmed Red.
You can also play with a real player on each side or multiple players involved. You can run both as programmed which is a great way to test out rules. Recommended.