Saturday, March 12, 2022

#60: Nexus Ops (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Nexus Ops

  • rank: 509
  • rating: 7.2
  • published: 2005
Print Status
  • out of print
Why It's On The List
  • A really well-thought-out "dudes on a map" game that subverts the ever-present turtling problem with a varied set of rewards for attacking other players.
Tips & Tricks:
    • Hordes of cheaper figures can work just as well as a few expensive figures - and sometimes even better.
    • This is the rare combat game that works well with 2, 3 or 4 players.
    • I know I said it in the previous section - but it's worth saying again: turtling does NOT work in this game. ("Turtling" is emphasizing heavy defense and little or no offense, in hopes of getting your opponents to exhaust themselves fighting each other and/or throwing themselves against your defenses in vain.)
    • The FFG edition (2nd edition) evidently contains some variant stats for the units as well as some extra tiles and an alternate middle hex - but I haven't played it and am perfectly happy with my H/AH original edition.

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