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Seth Robinson

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Now that several of you have had an opportunity to play, I was wondering what everyone's favorite initial construction sequence looks like? Some opening moves are contingent on the resource generation, but most aren't.

I find myself typically drawn to recruiting an army, building a village, and connecting it with a road for the gold generation. I can't imagine not taking an army. Too much potential for bad things to happen if a Marauder gets dropped next door! I choose the new village ti help diversify my portfolio, haha. Nothing worse than a bad resource roll on the the opening rounds.
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Unfortunately, I have a game pimping policy and haven't played the game yet......



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John Di Ponio
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I am in the same boat as Team Ski! Busy painting and assembling.
 
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Seth Robinson

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Teamski wrote:
Unfortunately, I have a game pimping policy and haven't played the game yet......
-Ski


laugh That cracked me up. You guys are a lot more patient than me. They're looking good, Ski! I cringed a little bit at all that paint on the rug.
 
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SethR wrote:
Teamski wrote:
Unfortunately, I have a game pimping policy and haven't played the game yet......
-Ski


laugh That cracked me up. You guys are a lot more patient than me. They're looking good, Ski! I cringed a little bit at all that paint on the rug.


After painting up Battlelore, I can do ANYTHING!!!

 
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Evan Hager
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SethR wrote:

I find myself typically drawn to recruiting an army, building a village, and connecting it with a road for the gold generation. I can't imagine not taking an army. Too much potential for bad things to happen if a Marauder gets dropped next door! I choose the new village ti help diversify my portfolio, haha. Nothing worse than a bad resource roll on the the opening rounds.


My fiancée and I toyed with this a bit and settled on:
- upgrade forward village to town
- build an army

This gives you better resource generation (by 1) and the same gold/AP improvement at less cost. IIRC - you can do this with the base starting resources, regardless of what is rolled. We played with her Dad this weekend (our 4th game now!) and he did the same setup as you then later wished he had gone with a town (can't remember the exact reason why). We've talked about upgrading the capital to a city instead but I don't think the math works out as efficiently as our current start up. The only thing that would make me consider adding a second village instead would be if I didn't find the resources on the forward village favorable. So far that hasn't happened, but I've only played on the summer board. We'll be trying out a 4 player game on the winter board this coming weekend!!

You're spot on about an extra army though - I think anyone would be crazy not to. They offer too many options in terms of expansion and defense to pass on it.

Also - Team Ski - those minis look fantastic!!
 
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Mike Sirtoyou
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Teamski wrote:
SethR wrote:
Teamski wrote:
Unfortunately, I have a game pimping policy and haven't played the game yet......
-Ski


laugh That cracked me up. You guys are a lot more patient than me. They're looking good, Ski! I cringed a little bit at all that paint on the rug.


After painting up Battlelore, I can do ANYTHING!!!



OMG! You've painted up your entire Battle Lore!!

I am in awe of your commitment lol! I love the game, I have it and all the expansions but have only painted the Creatures and Heros.

Great job and wish you lived closer to be able just to play with thrm :-)
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Mike Sirtoyou
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Oh and yes opening construction has to be -

1. Upgrade village to a town(and if possible fortify it with a wall!).
2. Build an Army.

3. Ally with one of your neighbors lol!
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Yuma Noid
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we played our first game last night. 2 player on the winterboard.
3 kingdoms went with the townupgrade&army and one with a second village and an army (not sure if it also got a new road),

i think the town upgrade is a bit better, not because of gold or resources, but because of the support it gives. two armies out in the field is a good thing (depending on the exploration rolls..)
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