Operation Veritable (A Video Review)
Operation: Veritable is a modest complexity level, two-player game on the battle for the Reichswald (National Forest) during the waning days of World War 2. This desperate campaign was fought during the second and third weeks of February and into March, 1945 in bitter cold and over inhospitable ground. Despite facing looming defeat, the Wehrmacht put up a stiff, well-organized defense — a matter of history that is told in game format as only the venerable wargame designer and history teacher Paul Rohrbaugh can tell it.
Employing a foundation of standard wargame mechanics, these have been neatly and simply rearranged to provide amazing depth and “slam, bam!” action that simulates a campaign where the Germans were eager to surrender and the Allies loath to take casualties. Brave Commonwealth troops from Canada, England, Wales and Scotland launched an offensive that General Bernard Law Montgomery hoped would finally bring them to the Rhine River and victory, and now it’s your turn to lead them!
Complexity: 4 on a 9 scale
Solitaire Suitability: 8 on a 9 scale
Scale: Each unit is about 1 regiment or brigade, each hex is about 2 km, and each turn is 2 days of real time.
~ Victory Point Games
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