Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hammer of the Scots

Tonight I went over to Mark Wall's place for some games of Hammer of the Scots by Columbia Games. We ended up playing 3 games, 2 of them went rather briskly but the third we played to a draw as it was getting late. I think the "The Bruce" scenario is overall a more balanced scenario than the "Braveheart" one. I like this game, it's simple and has some really nice mechanics. I like the rotating-your-block mechanic to reflect damage. It keeps board clutter to a minimum and avoids things like casuality chits or markers. I look forward to getting in more games.


  1. Glad you had a good time; I've heard god things about this gamer.

  2. It was a great time, indeed. I would agree that "The Bruce" is a more balanced scenario and that the game rocks. However, I wonder how long it would be, before the game becomes repetitive and a foolproof, winning strategy is developed. I guess we will have find out. I also wonder if the "Braveheart" scenario is winnable for the Scots. Anyway, this is definitely a game to play again. I love the block system. Maybe I'll get Richard III, The War of the Roses, so we can mix it up a bit.