The Thirty Years War game system is an operational simulation of warfare in Europe during the fist half of the seventeenth century. Each game in the system is based on one of the more significant and interesting battles of the period. The playing pieces represent the armies which took part in the battles, and the map represents the terrain over which those armies fought.
(Ok, so it doesn’t give away any secrets…)
turn: 45 minutes
hex: 175 meters
strength point: 75-100 men
Leaders are represented by separate units.
The map has starting locations printed on the map for each unit. Terrain includes lane, marsh, road. town, forest, river, and crest.
Recovering hobo, one-time actor and street corner philosopher, now trying to enjoy the less fine things in life (like everyone else does).
One thing has been nearly constant in my life - gaming. Even before discovering wargames (at the tender age of 10 or so - purely fortuitous), I would play out family games (including the 3M series) solitaire. But, life situations interfered not too long ago, and I was largely without board gaming for the better part of a decade. The last couple of years have seen me devoting myself to the hobby again - and learning a lot of the newer designs - so, I'm looking from the eyes of an old grognard (ah, how I fought against THAT term when first used on me) but an open mind and willingness to see if newer games appeal.