One of my favorite PC games back in the day was Panzer General and after playing it a little I found myself wanting to get some human interaction and play a live game against real people. So…
There was a sale on the 1939-1945 miniatures at the lgs last week, buy a starter get a free booster, and since I’ve had this game in the back of my mind for awhile I jumped on it. My booster had a Canadian Sherman Pounder, and a Panzer III, a panzerfaust and some other german guys. Me and my brother played the first game dividing the forces equal into their respective sides. My brother took the allies but couldn’t budget in the Russian tank that came in the starter set. Though he had two sherman’s and the cromwell. He totally destroyed me with his far superior tanks. My Panzer’s couldn’t touch him. I played the same game on the same map the next day with my buddy and lasted longer since I focused on cover and put infantry between his tanks and mine. I got him down to his two Shermans but couldn’t scratch them.
I don’t understand why don’t include a decent German tank in the starter kit. I don’t want to go buy a bunch of boosters its just too expensive and cheap units seem to be easy to get on ebay, where as decent tanks aren’t cheap.
I bought a big bag of crappy figures on ebay, for the next battle, lots of anti tank guns, we’ll see how that goes.
For the most part I liked the game, fast paced and simple which is perfect for me. So much better then my forays into Warhammer. It also seems like it could be very expandable with more complex rules. I read the overwatch rule online and I would like to try it next game.
Of course I know they would never do it but they really should do Axis booster packs, and Allied Booster packs.
I had a hard time wraping my head around line of site through other units. I think it would be hard to shoot through a group of advancing rifleman to hit a unit behind them unless it was a mortor unit. It also seems like ranges are a bit too long but I’m basing that on Panzer General which is really the only other WW2 wargame I’ve played.
My brother and buddy both want to play again so they must have liked it. It looks like for a pretty small investment I can have alot of fun, I’ve just got to get some better German armor.