First game of CONGO by studio tomahawk, at the weekend me and Alec both received a copy of the game from Wargames Foundry, I had a quick read and Darren ran a demo at the BOYL using my collection. today we gave a game test. slowly running through the sequence and lay out we played the second sceanro King of the jungle. Using the expedition list and Forest tribes we set about the game.
Terrain plays a huge part of the game and we followed the plan on the sheet regarding the scenario a huge Gorilla is centred on the table in his lair he will attack under the control of the tribesmen within his territory. we delt the cards and set up the stress bag with counters and dice required.
The explorers got the first action card and moved onto the table, followed by the tribes men,
the game counters had rules provided and these are percfect and make moving easy in the game, my tribes men charged inot combat . the Game play is fast and easy to understand with numbers for hits all the same it makes it fast, my tribes men won and defeated the poor Askaris how fell back.
Tribal archers finishing them off in the next action sequence
The expedition struggled in the terrain
the tribal chieftain charged into the remaing Askari
the Gorilla looked on guarding his territory
the Soilder and reporter made no head way trying to fend off the Tribes men
Foolish Askaris entered the Gorillas territory and were ripped apart by the might beast in a single combat
Tribal muskets arrived to fire on the invaders
In the end the tribes men won on victory points, regardless we were only play testing and working out the rules, I would say we got it 95% right?. the game is fast and the skill is in selecting your action cards and what sequence the Totem cards are very important to game play and careful use of them can make a action very decisive.
CONGO is a fun fast and enjoyable game on our view and we plan many more. If you have a collection of darkest African miniatures or anything I would say you could play the game using the profiles on the company's in the book. We have been asked by Wargames Foundry to help with a Demo game at the Partizan convention on the 21st August. So if you attend please come and say hello.