I wasn't running my game until after lunch so I prowled the hall checking out the games. A couple of guys with a very compact board did a hard sell on their game so I figured why not and got Keith and Barry to join me.
|The board is maybe 2x3 feet
The game was 15mm, Soviet Airborne vs Mujahedin and used the Five Core rules from Nordic Weasel Press. Each of us ran a 5 figure section and a BMD IFV of Soviets. So a platoon in a tight urban area.
|Ready to assault the objective
The game rattled along quite briskly and the game mechanics achieved battlefield friction, suppression and morale in very interesting ways with minimal dice rolling. I can see that after you memorise a few key things like how many dice each weapon uses, you wouldn't need to look anything up! I was quite impressed and am intrigued by the sound of the slightly bigger scoped No End in Sight, which says it will handle a platoon plus supports and emphasises the leaders and the stress of command.
The only drawback is that the rules are only in PDF format (available from Wargames Vault) and I find PDFs disappear into my hard drive or tablet to be forgotten!
Some other random pics from the show:
|Flint and Feather
|Big Napoleonic action using Might of Arms and 1/72 scale plastic figures
|Charlie Company Vietnam game
|ACW with Black Powder
|Call Sign 21 having another rough day at the office