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Subject: To Buy the McNamara Line? [Poll] rss

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Mark Evans
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The McNamara Line is kind of expensive but may be worth it...

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Have you ever purchased the McNamara Line (either full or partial)?
Yes
No
I have never played the US in a campaign scenario.
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Petri P
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The partial one seems like an absolute loss of resources for nothing.

The full one would be useful, if NLF tried to infiltrate over the border with VC, but as doing that is a losing proposition for NLF (just build the battalions in SVN instead!), it would seem pointless too.

However... the Second Clash session report has shown a possibly game-breaking "block the trail exit hexes" strategy for US. If that strategy was destroyed by a house rule - allow trail exit into (S&D)/through (triggering incidental attacks) enemy units, maybe then the line might be useful?
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Mark Evans
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Yes. I think the mini-McNamara would not be too useful now that you mention it.

I see that two voters claim to have used the line. I am curious about the experience.
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craig grinnell
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minimum of -30 morale hit plus 150 unrecoverable commitment just to slow down a border crossing doesn't seem worth it.
Although...
The "next operation" option for the US could have it's benefits.

(I haven't actually played this yet. shhh. don't tell anybody)
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steve Shilcock
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Never managed a full play through (half way though a solo attempt right now!) but I just don't see any worth in either option.

The mini one is pointless as it can be circumvented, and the full one just doesn't seem to generate enough advantage for the US player to justify the huge cost on top of existing forces.

Just my 2 pence.

Steve
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