Airfix Battles: Inside the box!Posted: April 30, 2016
The whole thing comes in a sturdy cardboard box, and the box lid looks like this:
The bottom of the box has a description of the contents as well as a number of illustrations of the various components.
When the box lid is taken off, the contents of the box look like this:
The game comes with 54 Force cards (top left), 54 Command cards (top right), and a bag of ten D6 dice,
The rule book is 24 pages long …
… and the scenario (or ‘Mission’) book covers 10 scenarios/missions within its 12 pages.
There are two A2-sized double-sided maps/battlefields depicting a ‘Crossroad’, …
… a ‘Checkpoint’, …
… a ‘Long Road’ …
… and a ‘Forest’.
Each is divided up into a 7 x 5 grid of 8.5cm squares.
The three sets of double-sided cardboard counters are quite substantial, and give an interesting mix of figures, vehicles, equipment, and terrain.
Set One (Front)
Set One (Back)
Set Two (Front)
Set Two (Back)
Set Three (Front)
Set Three (Back)
Inside this game is everything that you need to fight a battle, and I can foresee wargamers having this to hand as a great ‘stand by’ for those occasions when they do not have the time, the space, or the inclination to set up figure game. It is also a great way to introduce people (both young and old) to wargaming, and the fact that it is designed so that the counters can easily be replaced by figures and model vehicles makes it even more flexible.
The team at Modiphius (Nick Fallon, Alan Paull, and Chris Birch) and Airfix (i.e. Hornby Hobbies Ltd.) have come up with what I think is a winning combination … and I look forward to future expansion sets being developed and becoming available.