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Sébastien P.
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Just finished a campaign game of Marne 1918: Friedensturm which took a few months (playing once a week) to complete... It ended up with a decisive German vitory on turn 19.

This was a great wargaming experience - the campaign rules enhance an already excellent game.
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Campaign game of Empire of the Sun - Japanese won on turn 6 by dropping PW to 0.
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I just played a quick and dirty skirmish game of Budget Battlefield using the viking skirmish pack. The vikings won big time by only losing three men but wiping out the village. Much carnage - One battle saw one of the villagers inflicting 26 hits (one-shotting a 4-hit viking!).
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Phantom Leader: I just finished the 1965 (War in the South) Long Navy campaign (7 games total). This campaign is somewhat harder than the others with no ECM Pods available, and 2 less aircraft available than each Mission's limit. Although the lack of enemy Bandits makes up for that somewhat, there are times when it is nearly impossible to carry enough armament to destroy the target. I found that I had to use Blu-1s (Napalm) on some of the missions or they would have been impossible. I failed two of the seven missions, and had to use nearly all of my SO points for special weapons, Tanker priority, and R&R (I took a lot stress evading because there were no ECM Pods and not much extra space for any weapons that weren't intended for the target destruction).

Despite the difficulties, I still ended up with a score of 15 VPs (a Good rating), and I only had one aircraft destroyed, with the pilot having a Quick Recovery (a lucky homeward bound Event card draw).
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Played scenario 11 and 12 of World at War: The Untold Stories. I don't remember what happened in scenario 11, but I conceded scenario 12 in the middle of the last turn when I realized there was no way for me to hold enough cities on the middle map to be able to win the scenario.

This finished the game for us. For those keeping score at home, pabadger loses the series 6-5-1. Only two scenarios were blowouts, and even those were fun. My regular opponent and I just love the system.

Scenario 12 is interesting because the two sides have different victory conditions. The Polish get points for holding cities on the middle map. I think there are 4 of them. The East German player gets points for killing the general, destroying the SS-21, and reducing the unit of T-55s to three or less platoons. I don't have a ton of experience with scenario based games but this was a first for me.


We're not sure what we are going top play next. Maybe some Blood Bowl (Third Edition), maybe some A House Divided, maybe we'll try the Lock 'n Load system. I just got Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam in the mail.
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Played a 4-player game of 1812: The Invasion of Canada. Miserable dice rolls by my U.S. Army ally and myself doomed us to defeat.

We then played History of the World. I was lucky to get a combination of Macedonia, Persia, Spain, and France from among my 7 empires, and won a close game by 6-7 points. 3 of the 4 players cleared 200 points apiece.
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Got in two games of ASL yesterday, mainly because the first playing was a two-turn blowout. The scenario was No Mercy In Burcy, pitting 9 assault engineer squads at start and three more reinforcing, against 10 British squads, 5 tanks, and a pre-reg OBA module. The Germans are attacking ! I took the Germans in the first play, and couldn't buy a decent dice roll. I never normally complain about the dice, because I believe the rolls even out in the end, but I've never been more comprehensively diced, to the extent that my opponent was embarrassed by his luck.
We swapped sides and went at it again, lasting four turns before calling another British win. How are the Germans supposed to win this one ? I did more damage to my own troops than the Germans did, by calling the OBA onto my own position and then CH'ing the location !
Enjoyable gaming against a fine opponent, shame the scenario seemed so unbalanced.


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gamer72 wrote:

How are the Germans supposed to win this one ? I did more damage to my own troops than the Germans did, by calling the OBA onto my own position and then CH'ing the location !
Enjoyable gaming against a fine opponent, shame the scenario seemed so unbalanced.


I got hammered as the Germans in this one as well. I was playing against Spencer Armstrong, who is a noticably better player than I am, but I wouldn't be saddened to hear that the scenario is unbalanced. Maybe ease a bit of my shame...blush
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aiabx wrote:
gamer72 wrote:

How are the Germans supposed to win this one ? I did more damage to my own troops than the Germans did, by calling the OBA onto my own position and then CH'ing the location !
Enjoyable gaming against a fine opponent, shame the scenario seemed so unbalanced.


I got hammered as the Germans in this one as well. I was playing against Spencer Armstrong, who is a noticably better player than I am, but I wouldn't be saddened to hear that the scenario is unbalanced. Maybe ease a bit of my shame...blush



I think it's because '8' morale men can't pass their morale checks nine times out of ten...


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Blue Max came out again for another week in our campaign game (now late November 1917). My German pilots had the better of it this time, with two Albatros D.Va surviving (one with two kills) and a Pfalz DIIIa (with a kill) spinning out of control and crashing; the opposition (Sopwith Camel, Spad XIII and S.E.5a) were somewhat unlucky, picking two pilot-killed chits and receiving such concentrated fuselage damage to the third 'plane that it broke up.
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I played a couple of war games at Eugene Games Gala last weekend. I survived as the US all the way to the first card of turn 8 in Twilight Struggle, when a Europe scoring card as Headline locked up the game for my opponent.

I also played Scenario 5, Cold Front in Combat Commander: Europe. I set up the German heavy machine gun in such a manner that I had a fair amount of the board in it's line of sight. I was fortunate that it didn't start the game broken, and though it broke 3 times due to my almost constant firing of it, it was always fixed, and relatively quickly. Brutal game for the Soviets, almost entirely due to my having plenty of op fire cards and that functional heavy.

Tonight I ran through the first mission of Space Infantry a couple of times. I'd only done a run once before, and had forgotten that it's good to bring a scientist along if you want to explore science labs. cool I was mowing down aliens left and right, but had to abort the mission due to my inability to get into the labs. Second time I dropped my Close Combat Team and added a Fire Team and a Scientist, and breezed through with plenty of time to spare. I think it's time to move on the campaign now that I remember how it goes.
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One more game of No Retreat! The Russian Front, my fourth (all of them Barbarossas). I'm really tired of spending more time looking for rules clarifications online than playing the game :/ perhaps I'll manage to play EastFront II soon and hopefully it will become my go-to strategic Eastern Front game.
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Played the scenario 'What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?' from Panzer Grenadier: Road to Berlin as I'm learning the system. (Solo.)

The Russians just steamrollered through the German naval platoons like a knife through butter.
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usrlocal wrote:
CletePurcel wrote:
Played the scenario 'What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?' from Panzer Grenadier: Road to Berlin as I'm learning the system. (Solo.)

The Russians just steamrollered through the German naval platoons like a knife through butter.


How do you like soloing the PG system?


I think it is OK, but I don't have a great idea what I am doing yet. I have been playing mainly ASL solo recently and this has a totally different feel (but in a good way). Working out how to optimally co-ordinate the leaders is quite interesting.

I can see lots of possibilities for replaying the scenarios using quite different tactics (even the two I've done so far which are small, one board and infantry only). I am looking forward to trying out some tanks tomorrow. There are so many scenarios to choose from as well... You get a lot of bang for your buck. Pity there is no vassal module yet.
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What's the Last Wargame You've Completed? February, 2012 Edition
I recently finished a game of Asia Engulfed playing via wargameroom.com over a few weeks.

That game is a thinker for sure especially as you're learning the system. I can't say it is unlike any other game, but it is unlike any other game I've played. Enjoyable, but requires a different way of thinking.

I got clobbered BTW.
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Re: What's the Last Wargame You've Completed? February, 2012 Edition
Also played six battle scenarios of Great War at Sea: The Mediterranean over the last four days.

Fun and fast although it wore a bit thinn playing solo. Looking to incorporating the strategic game next.
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CletePurcel wrote:
usrlocal wrote:
CletePurcel wrote:
Played the scenario 'What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?' from Panzer Grenadier: Road to Berlin as I'm learning the system. (Solo.)

The Russians just steamrollered through the German naval platoons like a knife through butter.


How do you like soloing the PG system?


You get a lot of bang for your buck. Pity there is no vassal module yet.


I think AP's attitude to Vassal is - not until we find a way of making money from it, so I wouldn't hold your breath on this one.
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tsnouffer wrote:
I recently finished a game of Asia Engulfed playing via wargameroom.com over a few weeks.


Don't have any experience with wargameroom yet. Up until now I had the impression that you could only play live, but apparently you can at least save games...?
 
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Re: What's the Last Wargame You've Completed? February, 2012 Edition
Finished a learning scenario of Axis Empires: Totaler Krieg! the other night. And getting ready to launch into the '39 campaign.
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dasher47051 wrote:
tsnouffer wrote:
I recently finished a game of Asia Engulfed playing via wargameroom.com over a few weeks.


Don't have any experience with wargameroom yet. Up until now I had the impression that you could only play live, but apparently you can at least save games...?



I think both players have to be logged in and playing together, but yes, you can save games and return to them later using wargameroom.com.

It caters to a select set of mostly GMT games and enforces many of the rules. Quite handy!
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Still working through scenarios of Witches Cauldron: The Oosterbeek Perimeter – Arnhem 1944. In the Raising Cain scenario, the German attackers pulled off a classic double envelopment to capture 3/4 of the defending 1st Borderers and the two victory locations.

Exciting moment was when the British artillery piece got an improbable hit with HEAT ammunition on the turret of one of the pincer-forming tanks. Bounced off on the To Kill roll.
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Played a game of Warriors of God over two evenings with Mrs. Gamer72. I won handily as the French on turn 7, aided by two things : all her leaders bar three dying on turn 3, and always losing the initiative to her for the entire game, thus getting the pick of the litter when choosing the non-aligned leaders. So Richard 1st and Robin Hood were both French in this game !


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Space Empires 4x second solo senario, just finished last night.
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What did you think of it solo Charles?
 
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I thought it was a blast!I like playing against a live opponant better, but it was a well constructed solo senario.
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