Saturday, 30 January 2016

Secret project news......

Stuff is occurring!

Yes, I have made some progress and here is a clue.

I have wheeled out M44 again to help with the design process. I have invested a lot of time on research because I'm having to learn a lot of new stuff. It is a real battle but much of the information is conjectural. This makes it difficult in some ways but it is also hard for anyone to tell me I've got it wrong.

The game system is a very modified Firestorm variant using hexes rather than areas and packing in lots of new things. It is also a solo game and will therefore need careful balancing to make it a challenge to win. 

There is an obvious clue in the map so no prizes for guessing where it is! I understand half term is mid February this year so I may have half a chance of publishing a play test version by the end of the month. Fingers crossed!


Norm said...

Looking forward to the project unfolding. I recently dug out my (very) old copy of Southern Flank by Swedish Games, which had a similar landscape, but covered a Soviet thrust into Istanbul in the early eighties. I remember liking it when it came out, but this time I stopped on game turn 1 due to rules problems.

Old Trousers said...

Hi Norm,

I hope you are recovering nicely from your move. Thanks for the tip, I hadn't heard of Southern Flank. Having had a look, I suspect mine may not be quite a complex as that one! Having said that, I reckon it will get up to around 60 counters all in which is quite a lot for one of my attempts.