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Freddy Dekker
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Since this game has been around since 2009 you'd imagine some people have managed to play a game or two.

So there fore it is surprising there is only one, small, review on the game.
Could someone make an effort and write a more detailed one, or is this game simply not worth the trouble?
 
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Michael Taylor
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For me, it's one of the games that I really want to play more, I just haven't. The system is real solid, and if you had the time and space for the full campaign, I'm certain that it would be a great experience. I have the space, I just haven't put the time into it.

The map is great, counters are good, typical GMT wargame. Chit pull system keeps it moving right along at a good pace. Union have a really tough time at the beginning due to command restrictions, and the Confederates are battling rough terrain more than the enemy.

There are a couple of things that bother me. One is that there aren't enough strength point loss counters to set up some of the larger scenarios. You have to go into other games that you own, and get additional counters. I realize that it may be cost prohibitive to include too many, but you can't even set up some of the larger scenarios with the counters provided. Same goes, I think, for the breastworks counters.

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Bryan McNamara
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I still have my copy in shrink wrap. I need to get Chickamagua on the table first. The map is gorgeous and it is a standard Berg title, indicating high quality. The rules are complex and there are counter problems. The errata is well documented.
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Freddy Dekker
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Thanks,appreciate it.
 
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You could check out my review of 3DoG here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/991139/3dog-a-detailed-s...

If you skip the intro (where I talk about the specific battle), most of the review covers the common features of the system and should give you a good sense of what it's like to play Dead of Winter.
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Arthur Dougherty
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How is this particular title overall? I read about errata and such, does it ruin the experience or is it really not that bad?
 
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There is actually very little errata.
 
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James
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They forgot to put the Confederate cavalry activation chits and the Union pionier activation chits on the counter sheet so that has a pretty big impact.
 
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Freddy Dekker
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Hm, so buying something else istead may have been the right choice
 
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Perhaps. The missing counters were in an issue of C3i so GMT did produce them. I'm going through the rules at the minute and there is a lot to like. The biggest problem for me is the size of the 4 map scenario. It's enormous.
 
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Freddy Dekker
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Yeah that would have been a problem to find that magazine.
It seems more customer friendly to add erata counters to a next game.

Large maps, I know how you must feel.soblue
I do like them, but they can be a reall pest when you are not blessed with loads of space.
Not only do such games need a LARGE table, but than you also need to have a room you, or others, do not need to be in so you can simply leave it untill you are ready to play again.

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Allen Dickerson
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The solutions to all those space, time and opportunities woes, is VASSAL (www.vassalengine.org). DoW has a fairly good VASSAL module, and at least one person is making an attempt at removing some of its rougher edges. I've played the opening attack scenario on the module and it works just fine.
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Certainly an option, but you need a massive computer screen to see everything at once without constant zooming in and out and panning the view. You can't see the big picture all at once while still seeing details like you can on a large physical map.
 
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