Recently my good friend and fellow Podcast host Mike Hobbs has discovered the joy that is the Commands & Colors series of boardgames, and to be honest has subsequently got me back into playing the game.
Whilst I realise that they are not for everyone, as the game mechanics are somewhat abstract in dealing with some situations (like attacking units in the flank), they are great if you fancy a relatively quick game wargame with a heavy dollop of period flavour.
The series has grown over a number of years, and now encompasses several eras of history.
I haven’t looked at it for a long while, but the ccancients.net website has been given a full facelift to support five of the games in the series: Ancients, Battle Cry (ACW), Napoleonics, Samurai Battles & The Great War. There are new rules and scenarios on the site for all five of these games – if you play any of these, this website should definitely be in your favourites list.