Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thunderbolt Apache Leader

This week I picked up a copy of Thunderbolt Apache Leader from Dan Verssen Games (DVG) from a local seller on Ebay. I've had my eye on this game for quite a while and I was able to pick it up at a decent price. This is a solo wargame.

The premise of the game is you pick a campaign such as Iraq in 1991, North Korea in 2011 or World War III in North Atlantic in 1986, you make your squadron of planes/helicopters and go on various missions. I've started with the Iraq 1991 introductory campaign. Here's my setup for my first mission: destroy an Iraqi Support battalion.

An A-10A Thunderbolt in the process of dropping a Mk.20 Rockeye cluster bomb onto a group of Iraqi infantry, SCUDs and mobile artillery. Win.

The components are top notch and the game has loads of eye candy. I played out 2 missions and it took me a couple hours total. There's a number of games in this line and I look forward to picking them up also.

Miniaturewise, my next batch of Hittites is coming along nicely and I'm actually hoping to maybe get them done this weekend.