HexWar announce a new game, Congo Merc, based on the board game by Decision Games

By Wargamer Staff 25 Jun 2015 0

And now, as they say, for something a bit different perhaps. HexWar have announced that they are soon releasing a new game based on a board game from Decision Games, Congo Merc. Addressing a somewhat different subject from the usual suspects this could be well worth a look.

 

During the 1960s the newly independent Congo was the scene of constant warfare. Congo Merc puts you in the middle of that fighting with a task force of elite commandos. You conduct breakneck advances into the heart of enemy territory, seize critical objectives and, just as important, return to home base.

Based on the board game by Decision Games, Congo Merc includes everything from hostage rescue to tracking down Cuban cadre. You recruit from a variety of unit types, including jeep-mounted commandos, light armor, sappers, air support, paratroopers and many others.

Once a task force is organized, you maneuver it into the Congo. The map covers the entire country, and when a force enters certain points an event occurs. Events can include anything from UN intervention to ambushes by enemy fighters. Combat is resolved via a quasi-tactical procedure in which both tactical superiority and firepower play their parts.

 

4 playable operations:

  • Race for the Wreckage
  • Coup!
  • Search and Destroy
  • Rescue the Hostages

 

11 units including:

  • Field Engineer Sappers
  • Tactical Leaders
  • Armoured Heavy weapons
  • Transport Helicopters
  • Commando platoons
  • Powerful Airstrikes
  • Armoured Cars
  • Paratroopers
  • Intel-providing PSY-OPS
  • CIA agents
  • Supply columns

Optional Rules.

Map zoom.

Easy to learn with included tutorial.

 

Release Date: 9th July 2015

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