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Subject: This looks like an excellent euro game, and not just another wargame. rss

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Joe Bowers
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I was a little disappointed in Paolo's Batman game, which I felt needed too many house rules in order to get the game completed in a manageable timeframe (the theme fit the gameplay and both were excellent, except it needed a lot more playtesting to balance the resources).
Dogs of War looks much more balanced after watching the 50 min gameplay video. I like the tug of war combat. I initially feared it would be just another war game due to the games title, but it is more worker placement and negotiation which I prefer to combat tactics for gameplay.
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Re: This looks like an excellent game, and not just another wargame.
This really seems aimed directly at the BGG community, so I hope it will gather some momentum here. Might be hard with the ultra-short campaign.

A Euro-style worker placement game, from a known designer, with meaningful player interaction and really nice miniatures, and they've published the rules. What's not to like?
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Re: This looks like an excellent game, and not just another wargame.
Its not a wargame at all, as far as I can tell. Other than giving number cards fancy names, it doesn't have anything to do with war.

"Merchant Gangs" is probably a better description ...
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Re: This looks like an excellent game, and not just another wargame.
Poliorcetes wrote:


"Merchant Gangs" is probably a better description ...


I like "Sellswords"
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"And not just another wargame."

I can't thank you enough for that headline comment. I've weaned myself off of KS because of some frustrating long waits and failures, then saw this, and doubted whether I could really stay away. And then I saw your thread and comments, and the words 'worker placement' and I breathed a sigh of relief. So I can relax again now and hope someone takes this rather excellent thematic idea and does something more adventurous with it.
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