Fields of Despair – WWI Game on Preorder at GMT Games
This takes me back to my youth as a wargamer…
Later this year, if the stars align, GMT Games will be producing a new Western Front WWI game entitled “Fields of Despair” by Kurt Keckley. I just want to put it out there that they’re still taking pre-orders on this uniquely different block game. If you’re a WWI gamer, this game is sure to appeal to you and pique your interest.
What makes it different?
It’s a hex-based block game covering the entire Western Front and focuses on total fog of war. To this end, manpower is a resource that must be managed carefully to maximum effect.
Kurt has attempted to incorporate secondary aspects of other theatres that had an impact on the Western Front. For example, The Eastern Front and sub warfare are abstracted, but an integral part of each game turn. Additionally, technological advancements are a part of the game and can make huge difference in…
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