It has been a great week for the arrival of Kickstarters. First up a massive heavy parcel from the Plastic Soldier Company arrived, containing their new game The Great War. I'm very excited about this and looking forward to getting it on the table. I've only had time to have a quick glance at the contents so far, but the quality of all the components is absolutely top notch. Lots of lovely 15mm PSC figures, hefty map boards and terrain features.... This is going to be fun.
If this wasn't exciting enough, I also received a big box of loveliness from Chad Ellis, the Generalissimo of Your Move Games. This was a kickstarter I backed about a year ago for the historical Battleground game. If you haven't heard of it, the concept is the game is played like a miniatures game using cards that depict units of troops viewed from above. I don't know what I think of the rules yet, but I backed it as a way of getting some sizeable armies to play games like Impetus, Sword and Spear and Hail Caesar, all in a couple of packs of cards.
So here is the haul in its entirety: a set of the Alexander vs Persia game with reinforcements, two sets of the 2nd Punic War game with reinforcements, a big pack of cut-out terrain, Chad's other games Hill 218 and Sector 219, some extra scenarios and some special large unit cards. Phew! It's like Christmas. And the best thing is that I paid for it all so long ago that the Duchess has forgiven me.