I was interested to see that 'Shugyosha' of the 'Wargaming Everything' blog has embarked on an ambitious endeavour: 'The Ultimate Napoleonic Wargame Rules Review and Comparison'. Especially happy to see that he (I assume 'he', but forgive me if I'm wrong) had some very nice things to say about BBB:
"When thinking of the biggest battles of the era, [...] BBB makes it actually possible in a manageable time frame. [...] Among all true army level systems it is probably the best middle ground between playability and period flavor. This might sound like a compromise, but it is not. BBB stands on its own, and for me among the very top.".
Ultimately it's a matter of taste, of course - but I'm glad BBB is to Shugyosha's, and I very much appreciate him taking the trouble to share his reviews of BBB and many other rulesets in this way.
Oh, and I had to look up 'Shugyosha'. Now I know it means a samurai warrior pilgrim. Thanks, pilgrim!
For more collected reviews of BBB, see here.
IMHO BBB is just the best grand operational game out there (I am biased of course) for the period 1730 to 1925ReplyDelete
Being biased doesn't necessarily mean you're wrong! ;-)Delete
BBB totally works for me. My regular opponent at the Leeds club was suggesting BBB 2nd Manassas to a couple of fellow gamers for next week. "BBB - it's simple and it plays really quickly - you can do most of the play off the quick reference sheet - but to clarify simple - there is also a lot of nuance in there as well!" Just about sums up the good points for me!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much for another favourable review!Delete
It's also good for playing a Napoleonic battle (one we've heard of) in a reasonable length of time. Without the need for thousands of troops, an aircraft hangar to play in and a platoon of friends to push the tin around the table!ReplyDelete