Round of fire
Revolutionary game design.
I have been looking for a game like this since I started playing Miniatures. I think Round of Fire is the first game to get right the ebb and flow of combat. It uses a completely, to my knowledge, new turn sequence. I hesitate to call it that because it is NOT a traditional turn sequence or non-traditional sequence of play it is a clock is the best way I can describe it.
The game uses a unique time mechanism called the wheel. This creates a continuous system of activation of units. Once the initial activation initiative is determined there are no more initiative rolls or even turns per se. The game operates in a continually moving clock. I will not get into details of exactly how this works. Suffice it to say, it is revolutionary.
The very basics and backstory/Fluff of the game allow you to play from post WWII to Sci-Fi. You are not limited to this though. One of the beauties of this book is it also supplies you with the stats and required numbers to allow you to play any period from Ancient history/Fantasy to Science Fiction.
I am hoping the release the supplements for specific periods as I am pretty lazy. Even with my laziness we played a game of Napoleonic Skirmish and adopted one of the scenarios included in the book quite easily.
The game has a limitation however. Not really a limitation though, more of a scale choice. Simply put it is a Warband/Skirmish game. It is designed for small scale skirmishes. We played with about 24 figures per side. I think for Napoleonics we could have stretched the number to 40 or so but that would be the limit I would think.
As others have mentioned there are some minor editing/spelling errors but the publisher is fixing those and is extremely responsive via the games Facebook page. Once they have finished the edits they will be releasing the edited PDF to all purchasers. The edits are so minor and do not detract from understanding the game so do not let this stop you from getting your copy now!
My Strongest Recommend is GO BUY THIS!
If you play Skirmish/Warband style miniature games BUY THIS NOW!
[5 of 5 Stars!]