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Conquest of the Aegean AARs

February 5, 2009 Comments off

Earlier this year I picked up Conquest of the Aegean, a fantastic wargame from a Australian developer Panther Games. COTA, as it is known among fans, is a wargame which takes advantage of that magnificent technological innovation called “computers”. In COTA, Panther Games have done away with the table-top wargaming ideas of turns and hexes in favour of realistic, move anywhere maps and pausable-real time.

But COTA is no RTS click-fest. For my money it’s the most realistic simulation of operational warfare you can buy. COTA is replete with a realistic chain of command and orders system, the intelligent use of formations, detailed ORBATs and complex yet believable combat resolution.

But COTA is not without its learning curve. Read more…

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