CRUEL NECESSITY: JOHN WELSH DOES THE ENGLISH CIVIL WARS

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131006_Cruel_Cover6aAnyone who thinks politics today is crazy obviously never lived in England during the mid-1600s, when King Charles got his head lopped off and Oliver Cromwell called it a “Cruel Necessity.” That purported quote is the title of John Welch’s latest States of Siege design for Victory Point Games, which should give the same treatment to the English Civil Wars that his popular Levee En Masse did to the French Revolution.

Since this is a Welch design it is clear that the game will be well-researched and the Event deck will teach some great history lessons. And since it is part of VPG’s Gold Banner series it is clear that it will have some spectacular components. No mounted map, unfortunately, as it is apparently too big to be economically feasible, but the art I’ve seen so far is fantastic and I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it ships at the end of October.

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