Tuesday, 26 February 2013

War gaming 'lite' - with War Stories

I picked this news up from Kampfgruppe 144 blog - it concerns a neat little 'newbie friendly' card based war game system called 'War Stories' that's compatible with 1/144 miniatures. This is of interest to me because - to be frank - all the war gaming rules I've looked at so far are a little intimidating...I never even played Dungeons & Dragons when I was a kid and have missed out on the whole dice rolling table top games thing!
To me this seems like an easy entry system, ideal for a complete novice like me to pick up in isolation - there may even be some wiggle room for solo play (maybe) - and may get me started in the hobby with some baby steps.

The important thing here is this is what's called a 'Kickstarter' project - it is NOT in production yet, the company are using the Kickstarter web site to raise capital in order to be able to launch the game. Having said that this product is in an advanced state of development - it actually seems fully fleshed out - and they are also a good ways towards their target funding.

I'll be donating a few dollars towards this and although - initially - the two scenarios mentioned are Soviet and American based I note they mention the British in their bumf at various points so am pretty sure a Brit senario will quickly follow.

Anyway, I found this interesting. I know it might be a little too simple for all you dice rolling and tape measure vetrans out there, but I think it has a place in the market.

Developed by Conquistador Games

Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1893407396/war-stories

The developers web site: http://www.cqgames.com/


  1. That looks interesting, but I think you may be over-estimating the level of complexity in other games. The ones I play at least...

    1. I think it's one of those things where if you have never done something at all it appears complex. Actually, because of my interest in 1/72 scale I kind of dismissed looking at 'Flames of War', but now I have enjoyed making a few 1/144 models I may take a second look at that rule set. The good thing about that is there is a local club who runs FoW games - handy for a beginner like myself.