Retaliation Enemy Mine – Review

First up, Retaliation. It’s an old-fashioned hex grid wargame, like the ones I was introduced to when I first started wargaming roughly 25 years ago. It’s quite basic, but, having said that, I still needed to work through some of the tutorials to understand how it worked, like combat, which felt quite puzzling when I first started playing it. How I won the first game I played on it I don’t know. Registering the game felt a bit laborious. First you had to create an account on the game’s forum, then register it on the company’s website. (I didn’t see the need to be honest. I played the first game without registering the copy first. As for forums, well, I’m not one to regularly use them.) After that, no problem. You can play on a variety of map sizes, against multiple opponents (it does have an online feature to allow one to play against humans), with a variety of game options. You can play the traditional wargame (which I have been doing), the video game option which cuts down on dice-rolling, and the “No Luck” option which makes the game very predictable. As for game winning objectives, the standard one is conquering the HQ, though you can play an annihilation version, or a kill the generals option.

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