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Subject: Is this the best shorter columbia game yet? rss

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Tony barrett
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Although not an expert in this field (I have 4 or 5 plays of HOS, R3, Liberty and Julius Caeser) I have found this the most satisfing of the block games I have played and also the most tense, I am 2 of the 3 games I have played have come down to the last battle after a slow build up over the 3rd and 4th years.

Do people agree?

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Brandon Pennington
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I thought it was a very good game and one of Columbia's best as far as a shorter easier game goes, but I still like Liberty the best of what I have played.
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Kent Reuber
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TGov wrote:
I still like Liberty the best of what I have played.


(pssssst. The original poster's country lost that war!) devil
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Rob Doupe
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I like it better than both Crusader Rex and Hammer of the Scots. And Hammer of the Scots used to be one of my highest rated games. But the narrow front and winter/surge dance of HotS grew tiresome. JC has more scope for strategy.
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Rick weckermann
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As far as i am concerned yes, the play balance is SUPER to say the least. Before this game came along Quebec 1759 was the best short game i felt. This game has greater depth, and replay value, though it takes almost twice the time of Quebec 1759, it still plays under 2 hours once you know where everything on the map is.
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bazzer52 wrote:
Do people agree?


No!

It is still a fine game, that I enjoy. But after three plays I begin to see what is missing in this game for me.

 
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Jon Karlsson
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Tell us! What is missing in this game for you?
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andre Heller
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kentreuber wrote:
TGov wrote:
I still like Liberty the best of what I have played.


(pssssst. The original poster's country lost that war!) devil


Don´t mention the war!whistle
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Jon Karlsson wrote:
Tell us! What is missing in this game for you?


In short: there is not enough connection with this history for me.

In my games Caesar stays in Italy, while Pompey dug in on Sicily. In fact he travelled / campaigned around a lot. And what is the use of the Cleopatra block?
 
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John Griffey
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"Texas Glory" is my favorite. It is highly asymmetric, has high drama, and is surprisingly realistic. "Julius Caesar" and "Liberty" are competing for second.
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Joshua Northey
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anemaat wrote:
Jon Karlsson wrote:
Tell us! What is missing in this game for you?


In short: there is not enough connection with this history for me.

In my games Caesar stays in Italy, while Pompey dug in on Sicily. In fact he travelled / campaigned around a lot. And what is the use of the Cleopatra block?


I haven't found anything like this happening in any of my games. Caesar usually ends up in the east, Pompey can literally end up anywhere, Rome, Byzantium, Athens, Gaul.

Last game I had an army from Utcia eventually make it into Cisalpine Gaul (not on purpose, slowly over many turns, due to opponents keeping the Spanish coast defended well). I then made a quick pincer attack on Rome. The tactics seem pretty fluid because of the diversity in starting hands and the lack of units in the east.
 
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