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Steamer Wars
Publisher: Long Face Games
by Jeff M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/12/2015 01:16:06

A fun and easy to learn set of rules that provides everything you need to recreate the quirky naval actions that took place on lake Tanganyika in the 1st World War - just add models.

The rules are well set out and are towards the "fast play" end of complexity with most actions resolved by rolling dice and looking up simple tables. We had a good understanding of the rules half way through our first game.

There are no examples in the text but the as the rules are not overly complex this was not a problem for me, there is also no summery sheet for easy use in play - and I would suggest that the author considers adding one for the next edition.

The rules include some interesting pictures that give you period feel and a fully self contained campaign system for the lake Tanganyika conflict. This includes all needed boat and aircraft stats rules for "personalities" such as Spicer-simpson (known to the natives as lord belly cloth) and scenarios.

The rules conclude with Spicer-Simpson's own account of the campaign and links to manufactures that produce the models you need to get started.

Overall a great set of rules - very playable with the focus on fun.



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Creator Reply:
Jeff, thanks for your comments, and for your excellent suggestions which I will take on board.
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