Friday, 26 July 2019

Lasalle de wargames légendaire

“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”  - Dr Seuss

If there's one thing you know about your bloggist by now it is that he likes to party; and by party I mean play with toy soldiers. It was therefore with great delight that I found myself once again in the legendary wargames room after a gap of some months. The delight was immediately tempered by the realisation that the room was the temperature of an oven; but we played on.

We were playing Lasalle, a game that I had never tried before. The turn sequence is slightly odd, but I have to say was extremely easy to pick up. And the game also moved along quickly enough, taking only two and half hours to arrive at a situation where neither of us could win. Still neither scenario design nor choosing which tactics to adopt are that easy with a new set of rules. My conclusion is that getting stuck in is much better than hanging about, but that gaining an advantage in terms of numbers of units when attacking is important as well. I haven't any advice to give on how one might achieve both at the same time, but there is not much in the way of command friction, so once you've worked it out it should be reasonably easy to replicate. So, I enjoyed them and would like another go in due course.

1 comment:

  1. Well placed Dr. Seuss quote!

    Your postage stamp review of LaSalle is very entertaining. Your sense of humor and insight are priceless.