Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekly Wargames Focus

I loved to play Avalon Hill's Squad Leader in the day. I enjoyed the game and the add-ons. That is, until I couldn't afford to be a Squad Leader addict any longer. But over time Hasbro ruined bought Avalon Hill and did away with most of the good games, including the beloved Squad Leader.

Behold Multi-Man Publishing! Squad Leader is back and thriving once again. Although MMP's forte is SL (or Advanced Squad Leader when you start into the expansion games), they do other nicely designed board wargames that hit on a number of familiar wars. MMP did the world of wargaming a huge favor by keeping one of the best examples of the old-school wargames alive and in good shape for all to enjoy.

It is my sincerest wish that Hasbro will sell the right to other Avalon Hill games to small companies like MMP, so they can help keep a great hobby going strong.