This is the second game in trying out my own 6mm WW2 rules. I converted all the dice rolls to be on a deck of cards (so draw a card to lookup the result). The first game went fine and I have now glued the paper sized deck onto actual cards. i actually finished playing this in mid-October. It has taken me this long to finish the write up as I have been busy with my Punic War games.
This looks really good! I like the small game with the small unit count. I think for tactical games we tend to give each player too many units. When you have only 8 you are a bit more careful about throwing them away in fruitless attacks!
Great looking game. I agree games tend to be better with fewer units in play. I think NT mentions in one of his books that 8 units is good, I think that is about right as there are 6 different pieces in Chess….
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In the double blind Crossfire game I played in back in September, each player had 3-5 units, and it made everyone appropriately conservative. For my Eastern Front Project, each player will drive a Brigade / Kampfgruppe with 6-8 elements.
When I got back in WW2 gaming, I was putting too much stuff on the table for my enjoyment. After a few years I realised that was the problem and now try to make sure I do not have to many units to play with. It seems to work for me. It does mean the games are more like vignettes of a bigger battle than a large battle in itself, but I have found I really enjoy that.