Fernando Robert Yu
I have been playing a lot of war games lately. Memoir 44, a few rounds of CCA, Axis and allies and a few games of squad leader. I just puchased Pocket battles and did a Quick test of that as well.
Long story short, in order for me to have a war game feel I need a real game board. Pocket battles is fun but its not a war game to me. Memoir 44 is awesome and my favorite of the bunch but it comes in a pretty big box. I am traveling abroad for a month for a low-work high-politics installment and maintnance job so I need a game I can bring along on the trip. I bought Folio series: Wilsons Creek and am pretty happy with that, but I wonder if anyone have a good recommendation for a somewhat portable/compact war game. If it has a good replay value its a huge bonus.
Field Commander: Napoleon seems to have a small footprint and as a solo only game you can play it anytime. You can decide what campaign to play and only bring the mapboard and counters needed for that campaign.
The same thing applies to both Band of Brothers and Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! (second edition). Pick scenarios with 1 or 2 mapboards and just the counters you need plus dice and player aids and you are good to go.