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Subject: Glorious mud rss

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Martin S
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I did wonder whether to represent mud when using the brown side od the board and playing autumn scenarios like Paschendale that normal Inf movement should be limited to 1 hex?
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Mark McG
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it is a bit of a mystery why there is a double sided board, and aside from aesthetics, the green or brown seems to make no difference.

I prefer the look of the brown side, but it would be interesting if there was a 'mud' hex vs a 'dry' hex. Particularly in relation to tank bogging.
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Martin S
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Apparently the Somme was (initially) fought over green fields and under blue skies.

I understand why the scenario layouts use the green board as it makes placing terrain easier but I always play using the brown side. Early war sceanrios with Germans wearing picklehaubers would look good!
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Dan Raspler
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Achtung_Panzer10 wrote:
I understand why the scenario layouts use the green board as it makes placing terrain easier but I always play using the brown side.


Absolutely. The desolation of brown-on-brown-on-brown really summons the miserable ambiance of WWI. You can almost smell the trenches. Playing on the green side of the board wouldn't give no-mans-land the necessary bleakness, to me. It's a miniatures game -- why go half way?

Achtung_Panzer10 wrote:
Early war sceanrios with Germans wearing picklehaubers would look good!


Everything looks better in a picklehaub.
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Minedog3 wrote:
it is a bit of a mystery why there is a double sided board, and aside from aesthetics, the green or brown seems to make no difference.

I prefer the look of the brown side, but it would be interesting if there was a 'mud' hex vs a 'dry' hex. Particularly in relation to tank bogging.


Aside from the nice trench tiles I place TGW board and tile art a step above Samurai Battles... When I get the energy to start building the maps for printing I am going to change the art to something more period (of my perception).
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Kevin Duke
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I always look forward to your work.

My only real beef with the terrain tiles are the hills.

Just don't do it for me.
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Mayor Jim
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Agree...the hills are horrible and hard to differentiate from the large crater...both look like zombie eye balls to me goo
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Stephen Foulk
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Funny to read people's views... I find the mud side way too orangey and unrealistic, more like a sci-fi board than the colour of the mud in Belgium and Northern France.
 
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Martin S
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Been watching an excellent 3-part TV series on the Somme - Both sides of the Wire, looking at the story from the German point of view.

The presenter quoted an Australian who summed up the terrain as "Miles and miles of sh*t-coloured f*ck all"!
 
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Mark McG
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Achtung_Panzer10 wrote:

The presenter quoted an Australian who summed up the terrain as "Miles and miles of sh*t-coloured f*ck all"!


ahh, the colourful descriptiveness of the Australian vernacular.


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