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Gabriel Kitterman
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I love Flicking games. Both Crokinole and Ascending Empires are in my top ten favorite games. So I knew I had to get Flick Em Up.

So, last night I set up the game and played a few scenarios on my own to learn the rules. Initially I got worried because the first scenario doesn't require much strategy or finesse. I found there was no need to move my cowboys, sense I could shoot the enemies across the table with pretty good accuracy.

Thankfully when I tried the 2nd scenario I found that things started to get more interesting. Using the building and focusing on taking out their leader character added some interesting decisions. I'm now pretty sure that the game is going to work for me and my buddies.

The game isn't as strategic as Ascending Empires but it is very thematic. I think it will claim a permanent spot in my collection.



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You move them to get them into cover
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Yeah, cover and the facing of a cowboy is important parts of the game.
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Exactly, facing is a huge deal.
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The main strategy I've noticed with facing is turning your cowboys sideways at certain times. That way the enemy has a hard time knocking them over.

Are there other ways that you have found facing to be important?
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If I have it correct, you don't move your figures out of the way when shooting like you do when moving. So shooting sideways is very difficult since you can only place the bullet a small distance from your figure.

Very cool
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I'm able to shoot sideways - barely - but it 'feels' like cheating.
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Shooting sideways isn't much of a problem for me.

But if you have two guns then you could only shoot with one of them towards that target.
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Do you mean 'not shooting straight ahead' or actually shooting on a line perpendicular to the facing of your figure? You must put that bullet beside your figure and the space between them must be no more than one bullet disc width. My finger tip wouldn't even fit in that space.
 
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yep, 'borrow' one bullet, snug that one next to your cowboy's side, then snug a second bullet next to the first and remove the first. There's room for a finger in there. maybe not for everyone, but some room. It is awkward to shoot that way.

definitely a trade-off between defense and offense.
 
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That way the enemy has a hard time knocking them over.

Although, if you can manage a strong enough shot, which is well placed, a cowboy who is shot from the side, will literally cartwheel across the table in reaction.

The giggles supplied by that one, is worth the risk of the shot.
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