Sunday, September 4, 2011

Prussia's Defiant Stand or Prussian Beating

Last night Chris and I played a couple games of Prussia's Defiant Stand by Worthington Games. The first game ended shortly before the mandatory end and was a decisive Prussian loss. The sheer numbers of troops they were facing was simply too much and couple this with the fact that they lost Berlin. The second game had Prussia surrendering at the end of the 1st year. Their main southern army was annihilated due to my "awesome" luck and then wintering wiped out most of my centre units. The view at the end of the first game:

The game is a decent block game but the Prussian player has a pretty hard time vs. the Allied player. With no luck and a good Allied player it's extremely hard, I'd say almost impossible for Prussia to win. As the game uses 6-sided dice, I'm pretty much screwed. It's like Warhammer all over again. With 6 dice how hard is it to roll above 3? Apparently it's pretty damn hard. We're going to take another stab at the game next weekend.

The game is a nice looking game with good quality components. The rules are reasonably simple although they could use some cleaning up with regards to supply and wintering clarifications. Supply is extremely important and will quickly see an army vanish. We've downloaded the latest rules version and the FAQ from Boardgamegeek.