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John McD
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There are plenty unhappy periods of continuous war in history. Does this game create a system that could be reused for extended conflicts like the 100 years or 30 years wars, even a WWII to Vietnam story?
 
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Andrew Borgelin
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Funny
I was just thinking that a Roman theme would be great for this fighting through some of the wars of the early Empire. Being a Centurion moving up through the ranks in different Legions in Germania, Britannia etc...would be great fun!
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Foster Caldaroni
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I think this system would work great for Alexander the Greats campaigns.
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Jesse Escobedo
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The Roman Empire also came to mind for me. You could even have players trying to become emperor themselves!

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Andrea Sbragia
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This system might be interesting for a German soldier in the WW2, or for an UK or US soldier; or at least a sort of "Barry Lyndon" game following a gentleman career during the 7YearsWar
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Adraeth Montecuccoli wrote:
This system might be interesting for a German soldier in the WW2, or for an UK or US soldier; or at least a sort of "Barry Lyndon" game following a gentleman career during the 7YearsWar


Seconded! Especially the 7YW theme!
WW2 would be great either, but also a Great War theme seems very intersting for me! Would love to play that.
 
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Capt. Jacques Moineau
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A game about the Mexican–American War + American Civil War might be interesting as well.

The players could start as young officers during the late 1840s,' fight during the Mexican–American War, then after some long (but eventful) garrison (or return to civilian life) seasons join the Union or Confederate Armies.

The fact players would belong to opposing armies might create some interesting and tense game moments. There might be a rule a bit similar to the "Comrade in Arms" one, but with this "Brother against brother" rule the players would have to fight against each other instead (or maybe ignore their opponents) if they happen to meet on the same battlefield.

For some high ranking officers (Brigadier General of above) there might be a battle matrix to determine the outcome of this "duel".
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Gerit Driessen
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I look forward to see one (or more) of the suggestions take shape. Whatever the choice, it will involve a lot of research!
 
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Ed Wimble
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I think there is more potential in the fantasy genre. Personally, I'd like to see this system given the Runequest treatment.
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Capt. Jacques Moineau
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The fact is you (at COA) have developed an excellent gamemasterless RPG system, which can fit to almost any time period or universe.
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Ed Wimble
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But why would anyone want to, given that Napoleon only comes in one of them?
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Capt. Jacques Moineau
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Blunderbuss wrote:
But why would anyone want to, given that Napoleon only comes in one of them?


Just my 2 cents:

To my opinion gamers (and people in general) like variety (they want new game themes), but, except for some rare rule addicts (I know some), they are not big fans of having to learn new game rules. So basically they want new game themes but would prefer to buy products using game engines they are already familiar with. That’s the novelty vs learning curve dilemma.

So, if you could propose some different game themes using a game engine similar to LoH they could attract LoH fans while spurring the interest of gamers who are not fans of Napoleon. Again that's just my 2 cents.
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