Plains Indian Wars from GMT Games is a new euro style wargame from John Poniske that deals with this clash of cultures on the plains of the West. The game is based on the Birth of America Series from Academy Games and borrows many of its rules, including the combat system and use of cards to activate, move and fight with various groups. The game can be played by 1-4 players and contains all of the major players in this westward expansion including the Northern Plains Indians (NPT), Southern Plains Indians (SPT), southwest and Canadian Indian Tribes known as Enemies, Settlers, Wagon Trains and the mighty US Cavalry. Once the rules are learned, and the game has some different nuances than the BoA Series mentioned earlier, it is a relatively fast playing game able to be concluded in 90 minutes.
I posted a first impression post on the blog covering the game and you can read that at the following link: https://theplayersaid.com/2022/07/26/first-impressions-plains-indian-wars-from-gmt-games/
If you are interested in the game, you can order a copy for $54.95 from the Noble Knight Games website at the following link: https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147922937/Plains-Indian-Wars
A genocyde simulator…
Horrible rule book. I expect better from GMT, especially for such a simple game.
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I would agree that the rule book left a lot to be desired. I like John Poniske as a designer and his games are good but he is not skilled at rules writing.