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Subject: What's with the counter sleds? Needed? What are they for? rss

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Dan Mixer
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What's with all the counter sled talk and pics?

Is it to give each side 'fog of war'?

Do they add anything to the play?
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Marty M
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They're not specifically related to Bitter Woods. They're made by an independent company (http://www.rdoxx.com/) and can be used to add fog of war for any hex & counter game.

I've never seen or used them before. The pictures were put up by an enthusiast who likes playing with them & painted the sleds the appropriate colours (and did a fine job).

They are not needed for Bitter Woods, and are no more or less frequently used for this game than they are for any other hex & counter game.

Great game, by the way.



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Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
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Icedanno wrote:
What's with all the counter sled talk and pics?

Hi Dan,

Blame me.

I use them to simulate fog of war but the main reason I use them in many games is that I suffer from arthritis and have difficulty picking up the cardboard chits on their own.

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Jim

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Gilles Daquin
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Hi Jim,

Hope you still can play fine with the sleds in spite of your condition.

To extend on the original poster's question, what has been your experience playing with fog of war in Bitter woods? Does it fit the game, does it need adjustment?

thanks for your feedback,

Gilles
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Tifast wrote:
...what has been your experience playing with fog of war in Bitter woods?

Hi Gilles,

I find that it actually adds another dimension to the game. Although you know there are forces in a hex, you never know exactly what they are. You can hazard a good guess, but you are never sure. I enjoy the added uncertainty but do realise that it's not for everyone so, I'm not saying it improves the game, it just makes it different.

Oh and the arthritis does not take away from my enjoyment of any game or any pursuit for that matter (I still paint wee soldiers), I just make some little adjustments.

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