This is definitely one of those games that does not photograph anywhere near as well as it plays.
Coronasan and I played a small game (Scale 3) on a pair of tables and found that this is a game of careful spending. Neither one of us made any profit (the point of the game) but Coronasan did manage to lose less than me so won the game in the end.
This was a chance to run through the rules and an opportunity to see how it plays. After just one game it has left us with a good sense that this will be a fun game to play even if it does not feature in the blog quite so often (due to the less than cinematic appearance of the boards).
It is refreshing not to have a game that is purely focussed on blasting tour opponent off the table (but if you are going to be fired for filing for bankruptcy… why not have fun and blast away).
Pete S/ SP said:
Interesting post. I find air war games hard to blog about. 1/600th aircraft that I use for Korea and Vietnam don’t come out well in photos.
I’m glad that you found the game interesting though.
I suspect a lack of scenery, as more space is required makes them less visually appealing for photos. Other than clouds or astroid belts you don’t get much backdrop to frame the figures with.