Vintage (1961) Tactics II military chess strategy | combat game published by Avalon Hill. Made in the USA. Complete!
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS 100% COMPLETE. SOME OF THE PIECES ARE STILL ATTACHED TO THE ORIGINAL PUNCH CARD. ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOK IS ALSO HERE.
Game overview (from boardgamegeek.com): The hobby of war gaming was born in the 1950s with the publication of the game Tactics. TACTICS II is a direct descendant of this original board game.
TACTICS II is sort of like military chess. Different pieces, called "units" in war games, have different capabilities, just like chess pieces. The major difference is that a player can move all his pieces each turn, and after all his pieces are moved, battles are resolved against the enemy units his pieces are next to (adjacent to).
The other major difference between war games and chess is that war games have a map board, divided into squares or hexagons for movement purposes. TACTICS II has a 22" x 28" map board portraying a fictional continent with two countries, Blue and Red. Terrain includes roads, rivers, woods, mountains, beaches, and cities. The Blue Capital can only be reached over a vast plain, bordered on the left by mountains and on the right by woods. The Red Capital is on an island and can only be reached across one of several bridges or by an amphibious invasion.
Game features include special functions for headquarters units, terrain effects, invasions, airborne assaults, weather effects, replacements, isolation, and even nuclear weapons. Units represent infantry, armor, mountain, airborne, headquarters, and amphibious troops. Over 100 counters in all.
TACTICS II was almost always part of the Avalon Hill game line, primarily because it was sold as an introductory war game for a number of reasons. The rules introduced many basic board war gaming concepts and were relatively low in complexity. The rule book is divided into a basic game and a tournament game (advanced game). Both are balanced and relatively quick playing. As the opposing armies are identical in size and composition, victory is gained by a combination of logic, foresight, luck, common sense, and skill in military strategy and tactics.
Game condition: As stated, this game is 100% COMPLETE! and in fabulous condition for its age. Some of the player pieces are still affixed to their original punch card. Original rule booklet is here. Tri-fold game board, made of heavy board, is in EXCELLENT! condition with NO! warps, rips or tears and a strong, sturdy spine. Game board text is clear and legible and graphics are bright and vivid.
The game box is in VERY GOOD! condition for its age. There is one split corner on the lid of the box and there is some rub | wear to the other corners, both top and bottom (see each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item). Game box graphics are clear and vivid and game box text is legible. Original Shoprite label is affixed to the side of the box from the original purchase of the game in the early 1960s.
Great game for the military enthusiast or the vintage board game collector.
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