Mapping the Peninsula
By Mike Bennighof, Ph.D.
Panzer Grenadier has moved out of World War II a handful of times in supplements, but never before in a boxed game. With Korean War: Pusan Perimeter, designer Jay Townsend takes the series to its first boxed game to cover a different conflict. It’s a well-designed game and a beautiful one, not least because of the maps by veteran artist Guy Riessen.
There are four of them, and in a unique twist for a Panzer Grenadier game, all of them are river boards: there are many small rivers in Korea. If you look closely, you’ll see Guy’s ingenious solution to keep them geomorphic, no matter which side is “up.” And being Guy Riessen maps, you know there are little surprises hidden within. Once again, Guy has created some works of art. Have a look:
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Mike Bennighof is president of Avalanche Press and holds a doctorate in history from Emory University. A Fulbright Scholar and award-winning journalist, he has published over 100 books, games and articles on historical subjects.
He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, three children and his dog, Leopold.