Starting on the 10th of September, is a Kickstarter based on a war that took place not far away from where we live. The Ardenne.
During one of the toughest battles fought in World War 2: the Battle of the Bulge, you face the difficult task to conquer three important roads in the Belgian city of Bastogne.
Clash of the Ardennes is played by 2 players, facing each other. The game board (+/- 20 x 40cm or 7.90 x 15.75 inch) exists out of 7 roads, which are empty at the start. Each player has 21 units and 4 special units at his or her disposal.
Each player takes turns. Each turn consists out of 4 action points. You can place a unit (1 action point), retreat a unit (2 action points), retreat a blocked unit (3 action points) or move a unit forward (2 action points). Eventually you will make contact with your opponent (clash) and need to decide what to do. Attack, block or retreat.
After different clashes on different roads, someone will eventually conquer a road by hitting the end of that road. He or she has 1 point. 2 to go...
Beware of a few things. Try not to use all of your units in the beginning, because at the end you will need them even more! Use the strength of your special units, they make a big difference. AND watch out for the spy!