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Michael B
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Can someone please tell me the differences between the first game and the tactical card game?
 
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Primarily it is scale. HON is platoon level, this is company? level. I always get this confused.

Also this is much more card-driven than HON.
 
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Patrick Receveur
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HON : platoon (1 to 6 soldiers)
HON tactical: company (one unit it's 60 to 100 soldiers)
 
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Martin Gallo
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No map or counters or activation blocks? So, completely different game.
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Andrey Velkov
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I think one of the major difference is the movement:
In the tile game, movement is a big deal - maps are 20+ squares. Many units will not fire on the move. Terrain interfere with movement and shooting. Ranges are usually infinite.
In the card game, the map is 5x5. Most of the units move and fire without penalty. Ranges are usually 1.
 
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Twilightling wrote:
I think one of the major difference is the movement:
In the tile game, movement is a big deal - maps are 20+ squares. Many units will not fire on the move. Terrain interfere with movement and shooting. Ranges are usually infinite.
In the card game, the map is 5x5. Most of the units move and fire without penalty. Ranges are usually 1.
The original HoN could sort of, maybe, almost, kinda be thought of as a card-driven wargame, if you squinted and tilted your head sideways. This effort however smacks of simply "extending the brand" and looks more like an abstract (with square cards) than anything else.

I can see if you're already a devotee of the cartoony HoN universe then you might pick this up as an in-joke or occasional odd diversion, but gameplaywise I'm just not feeling it.
 
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I disagree with you. I think you haven't well read the rules. The boardgame is a game in which your order planning is very important.

In the card game, no order planning, the important is to make the right chaining to optimize your orders (action).

So, it's 2 different philosophies which are complementary.

Axel
 
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Lee Lowe
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The two Games are totally different.

If you have played them both or at least read the rules you would see this quite clearly.

The Heroes of Normandie board game plays like a tabletop war-game but with added board game mechanics.

As for the comment of expanding the brand, seriously, why not say that about every expansion that anyone releases for any game.
 
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Although they may look the same, they are very different birds. This game, as Axle mentioned is all about chaining your actions. Commanders are super important to allowing xtra 'possible' actions and bringing reserves on the board. The mechanics are easier per say due to the stats on the counters being more simplified than the original board game (I am thinking mostly vehicles as an example). This is not to take away from strategy and hard decisions as the game will provide a challenge and fast play with, I am sure, PLENTY of missions to spice it up!
 
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mark selleck
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Patrick Receveur wrote:
HON : platoon (1 to 6 soldiers)
HON tactical: company (one unit it's 60 to 100 soldiers)


I would say HON would be more of a squad level game. 40 to 50 men usually make up a platoon, 6 to 10 is normally a squad.
 
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