Up for a game on the Latvian war for independence?
I have downloaded the demo and will report back on the game after I have some play time this weekend. I love computer games that cover new ground in regard to historical periods.
From the same developer/publisher:
Has anyone tried this? What, if anything, sets it apart from other wargames? Is it just the setting or are there some mechanical elements to recommend Comrades and Barons: Gates of Freedom?
Also, it seems odd that a developer would first make a solitaire card game and then a hex-and-chit style wargame about the same subject. But “odd” in a good way that makes me want to play them to see what’s up with this little corner of World War I.
Thank you for noticing Comrades and Barons: Gates of Freedom. I am the developer.
I can talk about the game. Like this:
it seems odd that a developer would first make a solitaire card game and then a hex-and-chit style wargame about the same subject
It actually makes sense to make a simpler game first. Comrades and Barons: Solitaire was the first game I made and it was a good decision to use a template of popular solitaire games for it.
I’m not much for hex games, but I did just read a book about the Danish-Baltic Auxiliary Corps (pro-Estonian mercenaries packing a bunch of Madsen LMGs) who ended up fighting quite a bit in Latvia, though not against the Landeswehr.
It was an interesting look at a place and time in history that most of us don’t know about.