Heroes of the Blitzkrieg – Lock N Load Publishing

Posted: June 21, 2013 in Games
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Heroes of the Blitzkrieg relives the desperate struggle at Blitzkrieg during the World War. You play as the Germans, French, or Belgians. The game’s interactive impulse system keeps both players neck-deep in the action.

The game includes six geomorphic maps that are scaled at 50 meters per hex, Approximately 510 counters, 16 skill cards, complete lock n load rules and module rules, 16 scenarios, player-aid charts and dice.

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From what I have now learned from Lock n Load this game is on par with what you would expect. The boards are beautiful. The maps are all hex based and have gorgeous artwork. The counters are also gorgeous and clear in their information and artwork they are well cut and sturdy. Scenarios are printed on separate cards from the rule books making easy reference.  The most impressive aspect is the artwork and quality of their scenario cards which are separate from the rule books for easy reference. The only drawback is the inclusion of overlays/ a necessary evil to keep map boards varied.

The Lock n Load rules system is based on squad level tactical gaming. The rules are fast and the interactive/competitive dice rolling helps keep both players involved regardless of whose impulse it is. Most of the rules  are vague and complex especially for the new players. The rules do however, allow a player to try different scenarios to learn different rules aspects before tackling larger scenarios. Also, the mechanics effectively replicate challenges of firefights, but are abstract enough to actually allow you to fight a battle in near real time once you get the mechanics down.

The variable special rules, reinforcement arrivals, and surprise events help provide some “fog of war” to the solitaire player. Making the game as much fun playing on your own or with others.

Heroes of the Blitzkrieg has earned a great clean diaper score of 3. I have subtracted 2 diapers because the complexity/vagueness of rules and because it does not include scenarios for more the 2 players.

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