What is it?
It’s a game of disks overlapping and tactical combat.
What do you get?
Diskwars box comes with tons of disks for various Warhammer factions, various counters and cardboard terrain special dice and a rulebook on how to play.
How does it work?
Diskwars has a view to be a budget wargame in a sense. Using wargame systems placing units on opposite sides of the table and then activating units depending on the order given gradually the two sides will meet and engage in combat. The game is fixed in game turns and there are scenarios with specific win conditions but more often than not it is to score more points than your opponent
Is it any good?
Diskwars is a really odd game to comment on to be honest. I thought it was pretty weird and for that I liked it but my opponent flat out hated it. We played 2 games and he wouldn’t play anymore for whatever reason.
But in there I saw some good and he was certainly right in areas. The movement is very clunky and easy to manipulate. For such an easy mechanic of flipping your pog to move it has so many exploits that go with it. Then there is the pileup which happens. Once a combat happens generally speaking more and more pogs land in one super combat and it gets chaotic pretty quickly. The rules understand this will happen and do their best to explain how to make it work but there is an issue with having all your stats scattered on the pogs. Keeping track of wounds and buffs/debuffs just gets messy no matter what your solution.
Diskwars was one of the first games I played that introduced the random element die to the equation and for that I saw so much potential. Your character card declaring what happens if you roll it was pretty fresh at the time.
As much as the game may have failed in some respects, it gave me a lot of hope for something bigger and better in the works, a sort of budget Warmaster using Star Wars perhaps (I still dream of this game, sorry Legion).
I see Diskwars around for sale for rock bottom prices quite often and my opinion it is worth a shot if you intend to play it on a very casual nature. For older kids it’s a good introduction to war gaming without spending hundreds of pounds on an unloved army with complex rules.