August 19, 2016 by brennon
The guiding principles behind Tin Soldiers In Action are…
- Fair and fast
- Simple and harsh
- Clear verdicts
- Direct results
- High adrenalin level
- No discussion
- No measuring
- No vague situations
…and this is because the game is played out using interesting systems which utilise squares to mean that everything on the tabletop can be decided using very clear cut rules.
The game caters to plenty of periods and playstyles including…
- The Age of Enlightenment
- The Napoleonic age
- The Victorian era
- All scales
- All types of basing
- Solo games
- Skirmishes and large battles with a single rule system
It sounds like a very interesting system and you can see it being played out here on some rather impressive battlefields that have a lot of scope.
Plenty of army lists are included within the book ranging from 1680 all the way up to 1900 and you’ll also get information on the American Civil War, the Battle of Bergen and a scenario for it plus Black Cup in the Victorian Era using a Jules Verne setting. Not bad.
One thing that the community have mentioned is that the game plays very quickly and simply with lots of the tactical onus on you as the commander.
It looks like a great little book for fans of the period and could be a great way to play out big games on the tabletop.
What do you think folks?
"It looks like a great little book for fans of the period and could be a great way to play out big games on the tabletop..."