For those of you who are tired of tactical board games that are long on rules and short on fun, we present Mark H. Walker’s Lock ‘n Load: Band of Heroes, the tactical simulation that is “more game, less guff.”
Mark H. Walker’s Lock ‘n Load: Band of Heroes is the second complete module in the Lock ‘n Load game system and it covers the battles of
It’s an easy system to learn and even better, gamers who are familiar with the Lock ‘n Load system can jump right in. As with the original game, each hex is 50 meters and turns are a few moments; counters represent squads, leaders, heroes, medics and even the occasional chaplain or scout. The module includes, SS Panzergrenadiers, Fallschirmjager, straight stick Wehrmacht, U.S. Airborne (both 82nd and 101st), Airborne Glider troops, StuG IIIG, PzIIIJ, Marder I, Pz35-S, Tiger I (ya gotta have a Tiger), M4A1, M10, M5A1, Jeeps, 88mm, 57mm, and 60mm and 81mm mortar Weapon Teams, MG42, MG34, M1919A4 .30 cal, BAR, 16 brand new Skill Cards that provide Leaders and Heroes with unique abilities, six mounted map boards, 480+ counters with Niko Eskubi’s fabulous art, and 16 gut-wrenching scenarios.
The scenarios play to LnL's strong suit... story telling. We have the battle of XYZ... where two paratroopers (later supported by a platoon) took down an entire German artillery battalion. The
6 lush MOUNTED geomorphic maps. 480+ beautiful counters, some as large as 7/8”, representing the men and equipment from the 82nd, 101st, 17th SS Panzergrenadier, 6th Fallschirmjager, 91st Airlanding, and 352nd Infantry Divisions. 16 New Skill Cards, providing Leaders and Heroes with special abilities. 16 Scenarios: From the fight for the XYZ Complex, to the defense of Neuville, all the famous American Airborne actions that occurred during the invasion of Normandy are faithfully depicted. Player’s charts. 2 six-sided die Perhaps the best board game graphics ever. Just take a look at these counters and maps. An innovative impulse system that keeps both players engaged, excited, and coming back for more. Squad-based, intense tactical battles. Single men who make a difference —Leaders, heroes, medics, and even chaplains inspire their men; leading them to feats of heroic bravery. Random events triggered during play add to the “you-are-there” feeling. Ambushes spring unannounced, squads panic in unforeseen circumstances, and unexpected air support saves the day. It’s all here, in a game that plays much like a good military adventure novel. A Charles S. Roberts award winner, International Gamers Awards Game of the Year, and voted by Game Magazine as one of the top five conflict simulations. Everyone is playing Lock ‘n Load. Shouldn’t you be doing the same?