Perry Miniatures Travel Battle on the Strait of Bonifacio

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June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

 

My son and I took travel battle along on our vacation/ cruise to Europe. Fittingly our first day at sea took us through the Strait of Bonifacio off the coast of Corsica – he’s 11, but Napoleon is a figure he has studied thoroughly, so very pleased with himself.

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We took two boxes of miniatures and terrain along in one box, so you will see twice as many units as you get in the basic set. I glued the miniatures before we traveled, so game set up took 5 minutes. Gameplay for 6 brigades per side took perhaps 60 minutes with a decisive result.

I can see some places where experienced gamers could add more rules/ detail, but in general, I had a great time playing it, and recommend it to folks looking at its cost etc. I think for us, it is what it says – a game to travel with which isn’t just cardboard counters.

Here’s a shocker- I lost as the British.  My son read the rules for us, as always he applied better tactics.

We liked the game – great fun – hats off for taking it all the way to production.

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