GMT and Chad and Kai and John have done it again. Tremendous.
Clear rules (don't interpret - just read them as they read.)
Very few rule look ups, even after a couple solo plays
Rules and Scenarios posted as pdfs online!!!!
Well tested scenarios
There were times while playing it that I literally laughed out loud and was giddy. So smooth and fun mechanics. There are so many reviews and videos that I don't need to do something here.
The pics below are my from my first game - intro scenario 0 - German crushing victory. I did many things wrong that aided in this rollover. My next playing - see a later post.
This has also done something that I'm not happy about - I'm tempted to play some early/mid war Germany v Russian in miniature. (Don't do it.)
|At set up Russians lined up to take some villages. Tanks should be in "Column" as they go through town.|
|Overview of map at start and the order matrix.|
|The middle town that gets all the attention during the game as the Germans begin to move in.|
|Not quite endgame - didn't finish 'cause it was a clear German victory.|
Here are several Board Game Geek links:
Fighting Formations Review 1
Fighting Formations Review 2
Fighting Formations Review 3
Video review of Fighting Formations 1
One more video review of Fighting Formations 2
and finally, this is the first of eight video walk-throughs of Fighting Formations
The link to GMT page of Fighting Formations