RockyMountainNavy, 16 February 2023 ~ #UnboxingDay
One of the latest pre-orders (or is it Kickstarter?) wargames to come out of the ponderous Compass Games production pipeline is designer Jon Southards’s Carrier Battle: Philippine Sea. This game is a solitaire game based on Carrier (Victory Games, 1990).
For a solitaire game this box is PACKED.
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Hard to see here the mounted game board is an inch thick as it lays in the box.
Laid out you can see that Carrier Battle is not a small game.
Oh, now I “see.” Part of the reason the rule book and play book are bigger is the font choice; bigger for “vision-challenged” Grognards like myself? Lots of helpful graphics too. WINNING!
While the font used in the books of Carrier Battle is bigger, the counters, alas, are standard 1/2″ sized. Some of the text is so close to the corners I’m not sure they can even be rounded. Tweezers, good lighting, and maybe a magnifying glass are probably required for play. There are also three sheets of counters here…might need a few more baggies than those included!
How does this play? Honestly, I’m waiting for “My Own Worst Enemy,” fellow-Dragoon Mike Colello to dig into this one!
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