News – Columbia Games Press release – Important Bobby Lee Development Update
As we continue to revise and playtest Bobby Lee, our main goal has been to reduce playtime for this game. Versions 1.0 and 2.0 were good, but an entire game 1861-65 could take 10-12 hours to finish. That was barely acceptable twenty years ago when Bobby Lee was first published. Not true today. So, we are working towards cutting that time in half.
How will we manage that? Essentially we are compacting time with quarterly turns instead of monthly turns, and we are reducing the number of units in play with a revised Order of Battle. These changes are producing a game that plays much faster, yet is still a great game experience.
If you have comments you care to make on these changes, or on the original game, please do so. There is time to influence the 3.0 rules, provided you want easier, streamlined play. More chrome is unlikely to make the cut. Stay tuned…
For those who are not familiar with Bobby Lee, some detailed reviews are available online on Boardgamegeek.com.