As the title of the game suggests, the game involves the French Foreign Legion, using our Woodens figures. The FFL is on patrol in the desert, and has to make it back to their fort. Meanwhile, ambushes are sprung by the Arab tribes (controlled by the umpire).
The game has 2 modes: travel mode, in which cards are drawn specifying what is happening while in convoy; and tactical mode, which is entered whenever a card indicates an ambush. The water cart - the focal point of the convoy, cannot move during tactical mode. Travel mode is resumed when all enemies have been killed.
The idea is that once we go into tactical mode, we "zoom in" on the tactical aspects of a skirmish, but using the same playing area which serves only as a decor or backdrop during travel mode.
- Tactical rules
- Pictures of this game as played at CRISIS 2015 in this earlier blogpost.
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