April 6, 2016 by brennon
Great Escape Games have been working on a new skirmish game with campaigns built into it situated during the time period of prohibition in America where gangsters clashed with the police on the streets. Welcome to The Chicago Way…
In this game you control folks on both sides of the law and maybe some characters who are somewhere in between. You’ll be fighting for control of regions of the city through a flowing campaign where you work out how best to spend your influence and money between games.
With the rulebook you’ll get a fifty-four card deck to use in the game, an A3 size campaign map and also a special Photographer miniature if you snap up a pre-order before the 16th of April.
Gangs Of Chicago
While gangs might not be the appropriate term for the right side of the law I reckon they took the law into their own hands quite a few times just like those who were looking to benefit from the unrest in America during this period of history. First up we have the Prohibition Agents.
A hand picked team of miscreants who were as much fighting to preserve the law as they were benefiting from the money of Moonshiners and Gangsters who paid them to look the other way. Will you be on the straight and narrow?
Supporting them we also have the Police Officers who might not have the clout of the Agents but are an important line of defence against the criminals of Chicago.
Now we step into the back alleys of Chicago and the ‘legitimate businessmen’ making money hand over fist. Maybe you view these Gangsters as men and women of the people, supplying them with a sought after resource…
…but when the thin veneer of community spirit is broken you see a much seedier and darker underbelly to their operations. A really nice looking crew with some great models sporting all manner of different weapons.
Last but not least we head out into the wilderness somewhat and talk to the Moonshiners.
I think that if I was going to be playing this game I would either go with the Police Officers or these Moonshiners here. I love the idea of playing the underdogs in games and working with groups that have loads of flavour and background potential. Moonshiners certainly fall into that category.
Will you be checking this game out?
"I love the idea of playing the underdogs in games and working with groups that have loads of flavour and background potential. Moonshiners certainly fall into that category..."