Episode 139: Stuart M (Great Escape Games)
This week I speak to Stuart of Great Escape Games. Great Escape Games not only offers a wide variety of interesting rule sets such as Dead Man’s Hand, a western style skirmish game, Iron Cross, 1914, Seven Days to the River Rhine, all table top war games in a variety of eras, but they also offer miniatures in ranges that may not be offered by other companies in the eras we play. Romanians, Mountain Italian Alpini, Greek Mountain troops to name 3 such ranges from the WW2 era.
Taking Seven Days to the River Rhine and Iron Cross as two examples, what really interests me is that each unit in a force generates a token which can be spent at a variety of times through a turn, it deviates from a traditional turn structure. You can also activate the same unit multiple times, potentially. It is an interesting mechanic, to name just one of the facets which make these games appealing to me personally.
If that sort of thing sounds interesting then give Great Escape Games a look and see what you think.
It was a genuine pleasure talking to Stuart, as I mention in the show it was the longest pre show I think I have ever had, over an hour chat about loads of different subjects, and the podcast could also have lasted about triple the time. Thanks for coming on Stuart, it was a pleasure to spend some time with you.
I hope you enjoy the show.