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Subject: The Shogun/Wallentstein tower, how does it work? rss

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Jason Sample
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I am interested to know how it works. I am sure there are some ledges in there etc. I cannot help the fact that I am very curious.

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Sorta like a dice tower except the ledges are horizontal instead of at an angle. I think there's two ledges and they have seemingly random square/rectangle cut-outs if I remember correctly. I'm sure someone will pst a picture of the ledges soon.
 
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Don't forget this tower was also used in Im Zeichen des Kreuzes.

As for pictures, one already on the Geek:


Basically, the cubes can get hung up on the ledges or displaced by cubes falling in later. So you have a mechanism where cubes can go in, and either fall through, stay behind, or knock out other cubes.
 
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That is what I figured, but I was hoping that someone who had seen it could enlighten me, thanks.

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See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/117592 for a full discussion (including links to a video of it in action)
 
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queequeg wrote:
I was hoping that someone who had seen it could enlighten me


I have seen it and beyond what I had stated, can't really think how else to enlighten you on its "inner workings". Nothing magical involved. Jeff's link (see post above) is probably the best resource to get further details.

If that doesn't satisfy your curiousity - ask away and we wil try our best to answer your questions.
 
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Magic.




And elves.
 
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Although no one else seems to share my view, I think the cube tower PERFECTLY simulates how mercenary armies may have reacted to the conflict situation at hand (in Wallenstein, anyway). Stay and fight, or beat a hasty retreat, or just stand there and observe. For Wallenstein, it is a beautiful mechanism.
 
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Crockerdile wrote:
Although no one else seems to share my view, I think the cube tower PERFECTLY simulates how mercenary armies may have reacted to the conflict situation at hand (in Wallenstein, anyway).

*I* share your view.

In addition, I feel The Tower hates me to such an extent that it would kill my entire family if it could.

And my cat.

And make me watch.

Stupid tower.
 
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