Thursday, 2 December 2010

Cold War Hotshots

Over at North Star they've got a selection of the HLBS Chris Peers rules on sale, mostly at £5 each. I like Chris Peer's style of rules writing, being a big fan of the Back of Beyond, Darkest Africa and Saurian Safari, so I thought I'd try out one of his aerial warfare series to see what they were like. I have perfectly good rules for WW1 and WW2 so the only option left was the jet age aerial combat rules Cold War Hotshots.

They arrived yesterday, before the snow cut off all communication with the outside world, so I've had a brief skim through to pick up the salient points. They're not hex based, which is quite a nice feature as I'll be able to use them with the Wings at War MiG Alley based aircraft without the need for new hex stands. They're also quite fast play by the look of the mechanics and designed with 1/600 in mind, so they tick all the boxes so far.

I'll need another more detailed read through, before I decide if I'm going to try them out but they look promising as an alternative rule set, particularly for club games with multiple novice players and a shallow learning curve. I may also invest in some of the other rules on offer while they're going cheap, as you can never have enough rules in the stockpile (at least that's my excuse).

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