When I mentioned my experiences with Paths of Glory a few weeks ago, one commenter asked about doing an AAR of my futile efforts against Bruce Geryk. I replied that I wasn’t quite sure how that would work. Now we are going to find out.
Twlight Struggle is a two player card based strategy game from GMT, makers of Paths of Glory, Command and Colors and the Great Battles of History series. It has a Cold War theme (well executed, in my opinion) and has a number of nice little features that make it both easy to learn and challenging to play. Bruce and I will be playing this with the VASSAL engine mod of the game.
This is not intended to be a poor man’s “Tom versus Bruce”, especially since Dr. Geryk has a good chance of winning this time. Hopefully it will be a chance for the two of us to discuss design issues, strategy and why the Communists could never have won the Cold War. Bruce will be a partner in blogging while the game is ongoing, which means he’s getting admin privileges here. Don’t piss him off. If it works, I might try something like this with other games and maybe other opponents.
The two of us have to work out the rules about reading each other’s posts. And I’ll try to work out the image upload thing so I can post snapshots of the game board as we go along. Any ideas or insights will be welcome.