The slavering hordes of Wargame-grown Abramsphiles have doomed me to forever review Cold War RTS games set in late 1980s. But no matter how distasteful I find this period, Regiments is still a good game.
Recently, Regiments launched a surprise open playtest. This threw a wrench into my Dad of Boy-playing plans. Luckily, the playtest is all about showing off the operations mode, so having finally completed it, I can pen these words and go back to crossing swords*.
Renewed interest in Cold War Goes Hot games – probably driven by kids raised on their dad’s Tom Clancy books and Reforger ’88 finally reaching developer age – keeps paying off. Regiments demo shows that it may be inspired in part by Wargame, but determined to forge its own path.