Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sails of Glory

Today I took the plunge into uncharted waters. Inspired by my very recent forays into Wings of Glory/War I decided to pre-order the about to be released follow-on game from Ares Games: Sails of Glory.



Like Wings, Sails uses a card system and a "dash board" to run the game with little reference to rules and no dice. It looks good. Let's see how it plays.

Good bad or ugly, Ares does a great job marketing its product. Simple miniatures manufactured in China and packaged and marketed by a company in Italy never looked so compelling! I have a feeling this is going to be the way of the future for many mainstream board games and miniatures.

A far cry from the brown cardboard boxes and sawdust packing material of my youth. However the core of this game as with Wings is a very clever card-based playing system that allows quick but fairly realistic play without the usual assembling, painting and rules-studying that was the prerequisite for most miniature based wargames in the past.

2 comments:

  1. I look forward to your review of the game.

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  2. I'll get this if looks good - love these easy pick up no effort simple games for those night you can't face the big battalions!!!

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