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At Any Cost – Metz 1870 Reviewed on The Daily Dope for April 18th, 2018

Jeff reviews Hermann Luttmann's latest wargame At Any Cost

At Any Cost (GMT Games)Title: At Any Cost – Metz 1870

Publisher: GMT Games

Designer: Hermann Luttmann

Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan

Year: 2018

Genre: Franco-Prussian wargame

Players: One or two players

Ages: 14+

Playtime: Two hours and more

MSRP: $50.00

Today I review the Franco-Prussian War game At Any Cost: Metz 1870 from GMT Games. Plus the latest news from Editions Sans Detour, WizKids, Legion Wargames, Bundle of Holding, and more.

00:40 Show opens
05:13 News of the day
32:12 What’s coming up on future episodes
36:20 At Any Cost: Metz 1870 reviewed

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At Any Cost is another great design from Hermann Luttmann and a very accessible wargame set in the Franco-Prussian War. I definitely dig the trademark Luttmann chaotic aspects to the game and the way each side is modeled to reflect their historic advantages and limitations. I will point out I found the game to be a bit more complex than GMT would lead you to believe but that's certainly not a knock.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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3 Comments

  1. Thanks a million for the great review and the shout out!

    By the way, it’s pronounced “Grav-a-lot Saint Pre-vaunt.” At least that’s how we pronounced it.

    See you at Origins.

    – Fred

  2. Also, we were pronouncing the French proto-machine gun as the “Mit- rael – loose.” But as neither of us speaks French, as far as I know, that’s as close as we can get.

    – Fred

    1. As for the German pronunciations, I didn’t even try. You’ll have to ask Herm for those. He’d pronounce them and I’d reply “OK.” They could have been the names of the various cheeses he liked for all I knew.

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