Pain in Spain

Newly arrived:


This is the next in the series by Didfier Rouy after the Le Retour de l’Empereur package, published by Pratzen. As you can see, this is from Legion, and on an initial inspection, is a very well done job, indeed. It covers Ocana, Salamanque, Vitoria, and Sorauren.

Inside the box:

  • 5 standard sized maps (three battles are single map affairs, but Vitoria is a two mapper)
  • Series Rule Book – latest version, updated with minor clarifications
  • Scenario Rule Book – setups, variations, notes, and so on
  • 560 counters (see below for combat units)
  • Player Aid Charts


It’s a handsome package, with clear, evocative maps, nice counters (enhanced, I think with better color differentiation for divisions), and a meaty amount of gaming.

My experience with other Legion games has been universally positive, so I was not surprised. Still, it’s good to see that Legion came through, and maybe this will help generate more buzz about the game system. I really like it, because it delivers historically realistic results with not too much of a workload. And it looks good, and is fun to play.

There is a bit of a backlog in my ‘to be played’ queue, but that is nothing unusual. I will get to this game…

The pain in the post title, incidentally, is a reference to what was involved in collecting the game from the post office. Read about that, here.