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Geoffrey Wilson
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I'm a big fan of the States of Siege series and VPG's solitaire games in general. I love The Lost Cause.

I want to buy another States of Siege now, and am thinking about Ottoman Sunset. I love WWI history, Paths of Glory is one of my favorite games.

I'm mostly debating between this and Zulu on the Ramparts.

(I currently own Israeli Independence and The Lost Cause, both with expansions.)

What do you guys say, this, or another one, and why?
 
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My opinion as both an SoS aficionado and designer is that Ottoman Sunset is one of the best games in the entire series - it conveys tremendous 'feel', and if WW1 holds any attraction for you at all, you can't go wrong here.

Note that complexity for OS is somewhere between II (simple) and TLC (can be somewhat complex, especially the Advanced game).

Good luck...
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Steve Carey wrote:
My opinion as both an SoS aficionado and designer is that Ottoman Sunset is one of the best games in the entire series - it conveys tremendous 'feel', and if WW1 holds any attraction for you at all, you can't go wrong here.

Note that complexity for OS is somewhere between II (simple) and TLC (can be somewhat complex, especially the Advanced game).

Good luck...


Steve which one did you design?
 
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patton55 wrote:
Steve which one did you design?


We Must Tell the Emperor and Malta Besieged: 1940-1942.

Both are out-of-print, so the secondary market is the sole source that I know of at the moment.
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Steve Carey wrote:
patton55 wrote:
Steve which one did you design?


We Must Tell the Emperor and Malta Besieged: 1940-1942.

Both are out-of-print, so the secondary market is the sole source that I know of at the moment.


Cool. I have wanted to do the Malta one. I have Lost Cause and Dawn of the Zeds, both great games. I just ordered last week Ottoman and The Hero of Weehawkin (?)
 
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I just started making up the map for Hapbsurg Eclipse, which will be a stand-alone States of Siege game but will be mate-able with Ottoman Sunset. Just thought I would throw that out there...

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Ottoman is very good. The one I am excited about now is Cruel Necessity, imminently releasing (October perhaps). About English Civil War. I got to play test a wee bit and was impressed. It is beautiful and epic and has quick tactical Battles!
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I cannot praise Ottoman Empire too highly. And I also cannot wait for Habsburg Eclipse to double my pleasure at playing. You cannot go wrong.
 
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TimAllen wrote:
I just started making up the map for Hapbsurg Eclipse, which will be a stand-alone States of Siege game but will be mate-able with Ottoman Sunset. Just thought I would throw that out there...



Explain more. As in you could have both games out at once, playing at the same time?
 
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Alright, you all convinced me. I read the rules, and I'm excited to play a game that explores this theater of the Great War in such depth of choices and possible outcomes. And I love the way there's the "other theater" battles that connect the player to the wider success or failure of the Central Powers. I look forward to learning from the event cards too. I already love the gameplay of states of siege games in general.

For the Sultan!!! ;)
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Geoffrey Pasha confidently poses before taking command!

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Great picture Steve! With a moustache like that, how can you be anything but confident!

I must confess that I don't know exactly how the two games will combine, since I have not read the rules to Hapsburg Eclipse yet. But they will- that's what the railway boxes in the corners of the maps is for. So yes, both games can be played at once.
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Regarding "Habsburg Eclipse", the plan for the "Combined Game" is that you can play both games simultaneously, shifting from one deck to the other. Alternatively, you can add a second player and play cooperatively. We are working on the stand-alone game right now and then I will finalize the combined rules.
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This new one Habsburg Eclipse looks like pretty cool and interesting topic, one more to my collection
and wow !!! it has 5 fronts to cover arrrh good stuff !
 
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