Fields of Fire 2nd Edition
1 Player, 300 Minutes playing time, Ages 12 and up. Fields of Fire scores in the high 7’s on Board Game Geek and is literally made for the solo gamer / wargamer. Like most detailed wargames, there are extensive rules and it will take a few plays for everything to properly smooth out. While the rulebook in the game can be difficult to consume, we suggest you look at a few gameplay videos and other, possibly illustrated rulesets. It’s worth the effort though, because once this game clicks, it is simply one of the best wargames on the market. Manufacturer: GMT Games. Categories: Korean War, Vietnam War, Wargame, and World War II. Game Mechanics: Campaign / Battle Card Driven, Modular Board, and Solo / Solitaire Game.
How to Play:
Fields of Fire is a solitaire game of commanding a rifle company between World War II and Present Day. The game is different from many tactical games in that it is diceless and card based. There are two decks used to play. The Terrain Deck is based on a specific region and is used to build a map for the various missions your company must perform. The Action deck serves many purposes in controlling combat, command and control, various activity attempts. The units of the company are counters representing headquarters elements, squads, weapons teams, forward observers, individual vehicles or helicopters. A single game is a mission and several missions from a historical campaign are strung together for the player to manage experience and replacements. A mission can be played in about 1 – 4 hours.
This game is based on three actual campaigns experienced by units of the 9th US Infantry (Regiment) in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. “Keep Up the Fire” is the motto of the 9th Infantry (Regiment), known as the “Manchus” for their service in the Boxer Rebellion.
Action Deck + Hint Cards – 55 Cards
3 Terrain Decks of 55 Cards, total of 165 Terrain Cards
Mission Briefing Booklet
Company Log Pad (8.5×11 – expendable)
8.5 x 11 Player Aid Card Action Menu Front – Vehicle Info Back
9-12 8.5×11 Mission Cards (each mission has a card – friendly info on the front, enemy info on the back)
536 Unit Counters (Large Size – Two-Sided)
234 Informational Markers
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 2 in|