msgt pepe wrote:
I've never played VITP, and haven't started this one yet - just going over the rules with some units on the map to get the feel of different actions. The return-to-port bit is new to me since I mostly play 'land' games, but this makes sense (as in real life refuel/repair/refit). Reckon I'm going to have to get into the naval mindset!
This is a great game to learn, one of my best friends and I have been playing the original for some 35+ years. Back in the day it took us a couple play throughs to get the feel of the game, so thats nothing new I'd have to say, other than it's worth it!
IMHO, this is one of, if not the best, single evening games on the War in the Pacific. It's strategic in scope with a tactical battle resolution, and the original game was so well balanced that we still pull it off the shelf for a play several times a year.