The builders should be finished today (Monday), so hopefully the Battle of the Dust will soon be at an end. During the build I've tried to keep up with painting, but concentrated more on terrain for various scenarios. I'll try to get a few photos up later in the week.
One of my Kickstarter pledges arrived last week, but remained unopened due to our state of chaos. Well yesterday I took off the wraps so we could give The Great War a go!
Published by Plastic Soldier Company and based on Command and Colours, The Great War is a board game with a relatively easy to learn and streamlined rule system that uses both cards and dice. The cards allow you to give orders to your units and introduce an element of uncertainty into what can be achieved. Dice are used to resolve attacks. The game plays very nicely and we are looking forward to working our way through the various historical scenarios.
If you are intending to buy the game though, a word of warning. Rather than the wooden blocks and stickers used by other games in the series, The Great War uses plastic models to represent troops. These look great, but cutting the British troops from their sprues was quite a time consuming experience... Not only that but several bayonets were broken in the process. I managed to glue all but one, but still... Looking at the Kickstarter page, it appears many other people experienced the same frustration.