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What is the actual game purpose for the large blocks with the leaders' pictures on them? There is a chit for denoting whether a leader is active or not, and whether his card is still in your hand tells you whether his card is available for play or not.

Is it just for aesthetics? Wouldn't a two sided active/inactive block have made more sense than a block and a chit.

Also, is there seems to be a mnemonic chit for just about everything. However, I don't see anything to mark whether D-day or Central Italy have been taken yet.

Still, it looks like a very fun game. Waiting to get it on the table.
 
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jackalope wrote:
Also, is there seems to be a mnemonic chit for just about everything. However, I don't see anything to mark whether D-day or Central Italy have been taken yet.

Wouldn't these events be signified by the Front block for that theatre being in, or past, those spaces on the theatre tracks?

Still waiting for my FLGS reserved copy too.
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DaveyJJ wrote:
jackalope wrote:
Also, is there seems to be a mnemonic chit for just about everything. However, I don't see anything to mark whether D-day or Central Italy have been taken yet.

Wouldn't these events be signified by the Front block for that theatre being in, or past, those spaces on the theatre tracks?


Sure, but how do you signify the UK VPs if they reach Central Italy before D-Day (assuming that you're not using the optional VP tracks).
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jasonwocky wrote:
DaveyJJ wrote:
jackalope wrote:
Also, is there seems to be a mnemonic chit for just about everything. However, I don't see anything to mark whether D-day or Central Italy have been taken yet.

Wouldn't these events be signified by the Front block for that theatre being in, or past, those spaces on the theatre tracks?


Sure, but how do you signify the UK VPs if they reach Central Italy before D-Day (assuming that you're not using the optional VP tracks).


Put a wooden token on the map, also it is not very hard to remember.
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jackalope wrote:
What is the actual game purpose for the large blocks with the leaders' pictures on them? There is a chit for denoting whether a leader is active or not, and whether his card is still in your hand tells you whether his card is available for play or not.

Is it just for aesthetics? Wouldn't a two sided active/inactive block have made more sense than a block and a chit.

Also, is there seems to be a mnemonic chit for just about everything. However, I don't see anything to mark whether D-day or Central Italy have been taken yet.

Still, it looks like a very fun game. Waiting to get it on the table.


If you look at the board, there is an active and an inactive location to place the block. Plus they are part of the games ambience. I also gave the players back up markers.

As I stated above, either remember it or place a wooden token on the board in that location if someone wins the race.
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There are enough extra blocks to use for things like this. I was also thinking of the Truman varying strength - just put a block on him if he fails the roll.
 
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I lost Roosevelt very-very early in my current solo game so I really needed this! 2.1cm square at 72 dpi but will look better at 300 dpi. So I’ll give it another try later in the week. But the effect is cool.

Btw I don’t place my leader blocks on the board. I sit the leader cards in front of me next to their staff decks. When a leader activates, I place his block on the card as a mnemonic. Ditto any “no activate but can debate” markers and “conference win” chits.

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