I designed RBO as a ‘one off’ game, as I’d noticed that the 70th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa (22 June 2011) fell on a Wednesday – the night the
We played it a couple of times on that date, and it was suggested that I take the game to Wargame Developments’ Conference of Wargamers last July. I did so, and having planned to run it two or possibly three times, ended up running it no fewer than eight times! As we needed a ‘show’ game for Triples and The Other Partizan this year, I redesigned the game to make it more presentable.
At Triples RBO was very well received and we had a lot of nice comments from players – several of them other game designers.
The game ‘rules’ will appear in full in a forthcoming issue of Nugget – the journal of Wargame Developments.
|Your correspondent running the game on Sunday morning|
|The game setup|
|The table setup|
|Martin (right) runs the game while Jerry (in the stylish orange fleece) looks on|
|Could that be Wg Cdr Luddite making a poor job of hiding behind the flipchart stand?|
|Jerry runs the game|