An Advanced Wargame Noob

You like tactical-scale wargames? You are interested in cold war era battles? Maybe you would like to play out a hypothetical NATO conflict? Or you are eager to take a closer look at the Indo-Pakistani conflict? Have you ever wondered how a group of Russian marine units would play? What if I told you there’s a wargame system that covers basically any sort of cold war conflict on a tactical scale. The Obscure Battle system, a two-player conflict simulation, lets you do all this and then some.

In this series of articles about the Grand Operational Simulation Series we have covered so far the big game procedures (Ground Assault, Fire Support, Supplies, etc.). It’s time to look at the ‘smaller’ rules. We start today by introducing Engineers and their capabilities. We will see that they play thematically a very important role.