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Julian Jimenez
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I was never really interested in Hornet leader's theme although the mechanics seem interesting. Then when I saw this expansion, it peaked my interest quite a bit.

Just wondering if the expansion really adds enough and is fun enough to consider getting the base game plus the expansion just for the expansion scenarios?

The price points are a bit of concern as well, so I would like to get some more opinions first.
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David Hebart-Coleman
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Too early to say, but i bought the base game for this. I haven't cracked the expansion out of shrink yet as I am working through Hornet Leader at present.

For me it is a bit of a slow burner as i learn about the differences between the different armaments, pilots, skills and so on. I like what I see so far, and look forward to a proper mission, but i am a little slow going as I keep referring to the rule book (that said, i have learned and taught quite a few games lately).
 
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Brewtal_Legend wrote:
I was never really interested in Hornet leader's theme although the mechanics seem interesting. Then when I saw this expansion, it peaked my interest quite a bit.

Just wondering if the expansion really adds enough and is fun enough to consider getting the base game plus the expansion just for the expansion scenarios?

The price points are a bit of concern as well, so I would like to get some more opinions first.


I haven't tried the expansion yet, but my feeling is that the answer to your question is "no". It's a lot to pay if you're not going to play two thirds of the scenarios. Are you sure it's not a dedicated Cthulu game you want, like Arkham Horror?

Keep in mind that I have solo games I enjoy more than Hornet Leader, and this means that Hornet Leader has a lot less replayability for me than for some people. One game I enjoy more is Thunderbolt Apache Leader, and I will usually choose it before Hornet Leader, when I'm in the mood for military porn and blowing things up. If I had Arkham Horror, I think I would enjoy that more than Hornet Leader Cthulu Conflict, when I'm in the mood for horror and Lovecraft. But I'm sure there are people who play Hornet Leader so much, it would be worth paying the price of the base game plus expansion, just to play four scenarios. You have to pay a premium price to find out if you're one of them, though.
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Considering they are actually 4 campaigns and not scenarios tend to show you a bit more of its scope in gamehours. Every game I play about 1 to 4 missions in a campaign. If I have a day to spend, I can get a lot more in. But a mission takes up about 30min. You have quite a few missions to fly in a campaign.

of course, its a pricey game. But if you like solo-games, this is one of the best.

You could of course, buy it, play it and sell it off quite easily.

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I got the base game because of the expansion.

Had always been interested but I'm not much for modern warfare games but once I saw Cthulhu in there it jumped to the top of the list.

I also like having that bit more of a role-playing feel or maybe better said more personalization of each pilot.

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