Have you ever wondered what it was like to be in a mud-filled trench peering through a fogged up gas mask, watching enemy tanks with supporting infantry advancing on your position, and you have nothing but your peashooter and a few grenades to throw at them?....Well now you can!
November 2012 marked a milestone in the long and successful John Tiller Squad Battles Series with the release of arguably one of the most highly sough after and anticipated titles, Squad Battles:First World War.
SB:FWW covers the whole First World War, from 1914 to 1918, and offers 67 scenarios which covers major battles such as Gallipoli, Somme, Verdun, Cambrai, Vimy Ridge, Argonne, Belleau Wood, and Cantigny. If that doesn't impress you enough, you also get 51 pages of game notes which is full of background information about The Great War. The game notes also include scenario notes which offers suggestions to help you in your game play strategy.
If you have played any other SB games in the past, you will have no problem playing SB:FWW and will very quickly “feel at home”.
One of the most noticeable differences I found in FWW, when compared to other SB titles, is the number of men found in each “squad”. In FWW, many of the units sizes I came across were around 35 men. The second and most enjoyable difference I came across was the way in which chemical gas can be used.
If your opponent fires gas on any of your units that carry gas masks, your units will automatically put theirs on.
A bad situation: Being forced to advance across open ground with no cover. Talk about being "dead ducks"!
If you are a fan of the Squad Battles series or of WWI, this is a must have title for you.
So grab your gas mask
and see you on the battlefield!