Conflict of Heroes – first outing

pic308871_md Last night saw the first play of Conflict of Heroes – Awakening the Bear!

Bob & I played quite a leisurely game – chatting through the rules as we went and discussing various aspects of the game.

We played the first scenario – Partisans – and started to play the second – The Gap – when we ran out of time for the evening.

Bob is a veteran Squad Leader and Combat Commander player – the idea was to play the game to see how the mechanics worked, and how well it compared to these other systems.

This was my first experience of this sort of game – let’s just say it was a learning process!

The game ready for play - even with a single board we managed to take up quite a bit of room!

The game ready for play – even with a single board we managed to take up quite a bit of room!

The starting position for Scenario 1 - the Russians lie in wait...

The starting position for Scenario 1 – the Russians lie in wait…

The first thing to note is the artwork of the boards and the chits – the boards are simply beautiful, and very high quality. The chits are nice and big – all the information is clear and does not look cluttered, even with the unit artwork.

The only downside was the turn/victory sheet – having counters of the same colour as the background did cause some issues (especially as Bob is colour blind)

The end of scenario 1 - it's not looking good for the Russians...

The end of scenario 1 – it’s not looking good for the Russians…

The verdict? This looks to be a really good game. I think it will take a few plays for me to get my head around all the game concepts (group movement caused some issues) but I’m certainly looking forward to playing again. The first scenario poses some challenge, but you can immediately see as soon as you start the second what a difference the cards make to the game – so I think we will be concentrating on those scenarios in future.

Will it convert to a miniatures game? Most certainly!

1 Comment on Conflict of Heroes – first outing

  1. I am glad that you liked the game. It actually started out as a miniatures game (thus the miniatures pictures on the counters). Our future releases, especially the Civil War Series, are being designed from the ground up to accomodate miniatures play. We will also be posting a Conflict of Heroes miniatures rules version on our website for free in the future.
    One last item, the v2 rules modified the game flow slightly where both players may activate units at the same time. I do suggest using these rules for Awakening the Bear also. They are posted on our website.
    🙂 Have a great weekend and thanks again for playing Conflict of Heroes.
    Uwe

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