The Gamers' Standard Combat Series (SCS)
The Standard Combat Series is fourth series put out by The Gamers.Recommend
Like the other Gamers series, each game in the Standard Combat Series comes with a series rulebook and a game-specific rulebook. The SCS series rulebook is a mere 7 pages with the basic old-school wargame boilerplate of rules, complete with Move, Combat, Exploit sequence of play and slow ZOCs. Each game-specific rulebook is around 20 pages, about 2/3 of which are scenario setups and designer notes. Nonetheless, the series seeks to maintain a strategic depth, thus its motto: 'Simple, but not Simplistic.'
Because of this series' simplicity, it makes the perfect introduction to wargaming. Learn one game and you've learned several. As a bonus, I've found that the common Gamers graphics makes inductees all the more likely to try The Gamers other game series.
Oh, and as you'll notice, this series is pretty critically acclaimed with most of the games being at least nominated for CSRs.
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