Recieved my copy of Achtung Cthulhu Skirmish last week, I have skimmed through the rules and Campaign guide and would like to give my first impressions.
The box art is very evocative, this art is repeated on main rulebook and the campaign book has a wonderful picture of "Mad" Jack McMasters (based on the real life Jack Churchill) which looks like it could be straight from a Commando comics cover. These good first impressions were a little deflated when I looked at the counter/template sheet, the printing is very good, but I am concerned out the durability of these as the card is rather flimsy, but I reminded myself that for £20.00 this game is still really good value.
The core rulebook is nicely laid out, with the basic fundamental rules in one of the opening chapters, these are written very clearly and I am hoping the remainder of the rules follow this style, the remainder of rules I have skimmed through but they look very solid and I am looking forward to putting them into action shortly.
The campaign book is great with some random scenarios introducing us to the rules, but I will probably start off on scenario 3 or 4 as the first two appear to be a little simplistic, this is not a criticism as for a beginner I imagine these would be very helpful.
The real meat of this book is in the Black Sun Campaign which starts with a very in depth look at the region that events take place followed by 10 scenarrow with force listing.
I am very pleased with my purchase and look forward to painting forces and gaming through the campaign. I do however have a few concerns regarding the accessibility of this game, these are:
1: The current packaging of the miniature range is not conducive to building some of the forces, for example the Die Toton are a minimum force of 2, but majority of lists have 5 yet the only way to get this model currently is in a pack with two other models both of which you only need one of.This is the worst example but I hope that Modiphius will repackage some of the models to make it easier to complete the force lists.
2:There are no learn to play/playthrough videos on YouTube or similar media, I hope to remedy this once I have finished some of the forces in a couple of months.
Both of the above could potentially put a new customer off, thus restricting the growth and success of this game which would be a real shame.
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