What is Rommel in the Desert?
Rommel in the Desert is a fast-moving, challenging, tense, and playable wargame based on the North Africa desert campaign of World War II.
Rommel in the Desert simulates the experience of command. The real problems of generals have nothing to do with shuffling combat factors to get a perfect 3-1 attack while the enemy waits passively to be overwhelmed. Rommel gained many of his victories by employing speed, daring, and surprise.
The “Columbia Block System”
Rommel in the Desert is a Columbia Block System game. The game information for each piece is facing the player, but not the opponent! This allows a “fog-of-war” aspect of play that allows an extra layer of subtlety to gameplay. It allows for feints, bluffs, and outright surprises!
Also, it has a step reduction system built into place as well! As units take damage, they simply are rotated to show their new strength. It is an innovative design that has been a fan favorite of gamers in the know for years!
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Classic Game / New Look!
For this new edition of Rommel in the Desert, we have taken great care to remake this classic game better than ever. For example, the new Rommel map is 17×34 inches (taller than previous editions). This allows room to fit the 2 southern oases better on the map (the game effect is the same but they look better). It is a high-quality mounted map printed on 2 laminated sheets of 400gsm card stock, coated both on sides.
Learn the “Columbia Block System” right now!
What makes Rommel in the Desert also special is that it uses the “Columbia Block System“. It’s a system with the fog-of-war built into it that keep each opponent guessing! The combat system is simple and easy adapted for other genres with simple tweaks.
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