Fields of Fire Vol 2: With the Old Breed
1 Player, 120 Minutes playing time, Ages 12 and up. Fields of Fire Vol 2: With the Old Breed scores in the 8’s on Board Game Geek and is the follow-up to Fields of Fire. While not as significant as the time sink required for Fields of Fire, there is still time required to fully appreciate all the rules and options for this version as well. The rules and charts have been cleaned up, and this is a much better representation overall. Between you and I, the rules make a lot more sense if the player has a sound, deep understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures at the platoon level and above. Nonetheless, there is still quite a bit of fun to be had by newcomers to wargames as well! It’s full of events, thrilling moments, agonizing decisions and with victory comes a real sense of achievement. 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.
In Fields of Fire Vol. II: “With the Old Breed,” you pin on your captain’s bars and take command of a rifle company in the 5th Marines, the most decorated regiment in the US Marine Corps. Test your mettle in three campaigns spanning World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Battle ashore in the blazing heat of Peleliu in September 1944 to discover the Japanese have changed their strategy and you are forced to dig them out of the coral ridges. Flares reveal waves of Chinese pouring over the rugged mountains of the Chosin Reservoir, Korea, in sub zero weather in November 1950. Fight house to house in Hue City, Vietnam in February 1968. These three campaigns live on in the legends and history of the United States Marine Corps.
Fields of Fire is a solitaire game system that gives players the challenge 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 playing is a mission and several missions from an historical campaign are strung together for the player to manage experience and replacements. A mission can be played in about 1 – 2 hours.
This volume of Fields of Fire is based on three actual campaigns experienced by units of the 5th Marines of the 1st Marine Division “Blue Diamond” in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and is the second volume of the Fields of Fire series.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 2 in|