There are some up-and-coming wargames that look very interesting. As you may know, I’ve started a wargaming section on my blog, and this is my second post on it.
The first upcoming wargame that looks VERY interesting is the Silver Bayonet: A Wargame of Napoleonic Gothic Horror by Joseph A. McCullough. As you may have guessed from the title, it’s set during the Napoleonic Wars, (1803-1815.) But their is a marked difference between this game and a regular Napoleonic wargame. Try to imagine the Battle of Waterloo between the Allies and Napoleon’s Grande Armee, but imagine it with vampires and werewolves. As the game hasn’t come out yet, (it’s coming out in October of this year,) I don’t know what the gameplay will be like, but I like to imagine what it will be like: I imagine the werewolves fighting with the Allies and the vampires fighting with the Grande Armee. I don’t know if that’s going to be the case, but that’s an interesting thought, anyway.
The second upcoming wargame that looks interesting is one that’s not going to be coming out for some time yet: Warhammer: the Old World. For those of you who have played Warhammer: Fantasy Battles, it’s basically going to be Warhammer with all the old factions, such as the Empire. One faction that’s going to be in that game that looks very interesting to me is Kislev, an impoverished but hardy faction based on Kievan Rus, (medieval Russia.) Apparently, in the original Warhammer game, Kislev got no more than, “a threadbare supplement in 2003.” Also, Kislev warriors apparently ride bears into battle, which will be very interesting.
So, wargamers, strap on your armor and shakos and grab your swords and muskets! It looks like the next few years are going to be very exciting for wargamers!