Getting Started in Wargaming Metalist
- Kent ReuberUnited States
Here's a good forum article on starting on wargaming: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/431106/
For players starting out, you use the following information to help select a wargame.
1. Solo, two player or multi-player? How many players will you be able to get involved in the game and is the game well-designed for that many players.
2. Choice of period, whether historical, fantasy, or science fiction. Wargames often have a lot of rules that you have to learn. If you aren't interested in the period, you may not be motivated enough to put the required time to learn the rules.
3. Choice of scale, such as strategic, operational, or tactical. My definition of "strategic" games are one that features the production of new units (e.g., at a supply center or capital) which have to be brought to the front lines and supply rules. Operational games have no unit production but feature supply. Tactical games have neither; in a tactical game, you have a situation and a mission and you have to make do with what you have.
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