|Arrived this morning!|
FAB Sicily covers the Allied invasion of Sicily, known as Operation Husky, from July 1943. Let's take a quick look at what I got in the box...
Putting aside my new-game buzz for a few moments, FAB Sicily boasts a beautiful cover picture on it's reassuringly sturdy GMT box. You can pick up a desktop wallpaper version here on the geek.
|Wallpaper - available on the geek|
|FAB Sicily Map|
Also included are a 23 page rule book (with contents and index sections) and a 32 page play book. I'll go into more detail on the rules when I cover this fully for a first play test, but I'm loving the coloured pictures in the play book especially as this always makes the reading a much more pleasant experience.
|Colourful graphics in the play book.|
Examples of play cover the various phases of the game and give a real feel for what action lies ahead. Beachhead Selection, Port Damage & Repair, Bridge Crossing, Airborne Assault, Flanking Invasions, Supply and Retreat name only a few of the examples included.
Delving deeper the set includes 73 wooden blocks (with sticker sheet), 228 9/16" cardboard counters, 6 Player Aid Cards and 4 ten-sided dice.
Itching to try this one out soon and to see how the differing play styles (Axis controlled defensive retreat / Allied invasion) balance off against one another.
Keep an eye on the KoffeeKlub blog for the inevitable follow-up on our first plays of FAB Sicily.