Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The Chaco War

As I mentioned in a recent blog entry, I have had an interest in wargaming the Chaco War for a long time. One reason why is because of its relative obscurity; another is the range of 'kit' that was used by both sides. For example, where else would you find a war where Vickers Machine Guns, ...

... Stokes Mortars, ...

... Schneider Mountain Guns, ...

... and Vickers Six-ton Tanks being used in land battles that were as bloody as those fought on the Western Front during the First World War, ...

... whilst overhead Vickers Biplane Fighters patrolled the skies ...

... and Junkers Ju52 Transport Aircraft brought in supplies and evacuated the wounded, ...

... Italian-built Gunboats gave fire support ...

... and American-built narrow gauge railways carried troops and ammunition to the front line.

What else could a wargamer ask for?

2 comments:

  1. A strange very war

    The now defunct Command Magazine did a hex based strategy zip-lock game on it

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  2. Geordie,

    I have a copy of the game (which I have never played!). The magazine had an excellent background article about the war, which is why I bought the magazine in the first place.

    It was not, however, the first hex-based game that attempted to cover the Chaco War; Game Designers Workshop (GDW) published one many years earlier. I think that it was designed by Frank Chadwick, but I am not sure.

    All the best,

    Bob

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