A Splendid Little War: The Spanish-American War – Santiago Campaign July 1-14, 1898 2nd Edition deals with all aspects of the Santiago Cuba Campaign of 1898. The game covers the entire campaign and includes the Rough Riders, Cuban (and Spanish) Guerillas, Gatling Guns, the US Observation Balloon, Engineers, and just about everything in between. Most of the units are regiments and battalions, and the US regiments can break down into quasi battalion sized units in order to trade off strength for speed, and also to absorb combat loses. The US, with more firepower and better artillery, has the upper hand but the dug in Spanish defenders, the Spanish relief column’s arrival, and the ensuing Yellow fever will take its toll on the US forces and could turn a Splendid Little War into defeat.
We posted an interview with the designer Andy Nunez on the blog just prior to the 2nd Edition releasing and you can read that at the following link: https://theplayersaid.com/2020/12/14/interview-with-any-nunez-designer-of-a-splendid-little-war-the-spanish-american-war-santiago-campaign-july-1-14-1898-2nd-edition-from-legion-wargames/
Thanks for the review.
This is a war game theme seldom covered by ANYONE, honestly.
This is a “modern war” in many ways, but certainly a “grinder” in terms of logistics. I’ll put it on my BUY LIST, as I’m curious how the ebb and flow might go. Outside of the Yellow Fever aspect, I would be interested in seeing how morale and unit integrity would play out. Sometimes these “small wars” have the most fun in terms of mechanics.
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