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Alastair Jack
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Looks like it to me!
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Sort of. Also like a streamlined version of Freedom in the Galaxy.
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Jackasses? You let a whole column get stalled and strafed on account of a couple of jackasses? What the hell's the matter with you?
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If it' a streamlined version of Freedom in the Galaxy, that would be awesome. It's also really weird, because FotG was obviously ripped off from Star Wars.

It's obviously beautiful, and I'm hoping that the gameplay will live up to the components. (But it's FFG, and they've got a good rep for good gameplay.)
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Knowing a little bit about the Rebellion PC game, reading the description of the FFG game is very much akin to reading ad copy many years ago about Star Wars Rebellion from LucasArts.
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Agreed. I absolutely adored that game - especially:
--the way public opinion in the dozens of systems was affected by diplomatic missions, by ground or space victories, by orbital bombardments, or by the Empire's first use of the dreaded Death Star;
--the way control of friendly/unfriendly systems required proportionately sized garrisons;
--the way the Rebels / Empire played a cat and mouse game, esp. in the Outer Rim, with the Empire having to use probe droids to hunt down the Rebel leaders and forces;
--the use of commando teams to sabotage enemy facilities or military resources, assassinate enemy leaders or incite revolts;
--the space battles that one could command;
--the way production and maintenance of military forces was dependent on the building of a balanced network of mines, refineries and construction facilities;
...and a hundred other things. I thought it a very good operational model of insurgency/counterinsurgency.

Happy, happy days. If the boardgame encapsulates any of this, I will be very pleased - although one wonders how hidden movement could be modelled.
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I wonder how they will put 4 players there??
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It does look like some ideas have been taken from the pc game which is great as I really liked the pc version.
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Probably split each side between two players, like War of the Ring.
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I really hope so as Rebellion was (is) my favorite Star Wars strategy game. I played it to death when I was a kid. Now all I need is for FFG to add single player support to the board game (even if only though a mobile app), and I'd be a happy camper. ninja
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Will the voice of Leia pop up every time you win a battle and say....

"We did it!"

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I remember that game getting a lot of criticism at the time for what it wasn't (a hyper detailed space combat game) but it and TIE Fighter are the two Star Wars games I still will play on emulator today because they were so much fun. A board game version would be amazing
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I loved rebellion! I hope this gives out that same feel.

The fleet combat!
The structures.
The character missions.
The ground assaults.
The resource management!

just awesome awesome stuff.

Anyone know where one might get that video game now?
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Ask and ye shall receive! http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_rebellion
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Praxus wrote:
You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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The SW: Rebellion PC game has one of the most cumbersome interface and some of the worst controls I have ever encountered in any game.
However it is one of the only game I still want to play after so many years, happily suffering from the above. In some aspect it is not only the pinacle of computer gaming but also the entire star wars saga.
If this game has any resembelence to it, than my wallet is doomed...
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Sentence wrote:
The SW: Rebellion PC game has one of the most cumbersome interface and some of the worst controls I have ever encountered in any game.
Yeah, it really did. Yet it was still so fun and immersive. No other Star Wars game has felt quite like it. I'm in the (seeming) minority who prefer it over Empire at War.

My first thought when I saw the game was of the PC game. I couldn't be more excited for this!
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I always loved in the PC game the different character messages when they failed a task. Vader for example was very matter of fact while the Emperor actually berated you for not supporting him enough.

That said, I do see elements ofFreedom in the Galaxy in the FFG description so we will see.
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Now if they just add in the ability to pancake Rebel troops during ground battles in your Imperial four-wheelers from "Empire at War", it'll be perfect.
 
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I think I first got RSI playing SW Rebellion online. Endless amounts of clicking through lists and windows trying to keep up!
 
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Sentence wrote:
The SW: Rebellion PC game has one of the most cumbersome interface and some of the worst controls I have ever encountered in any game.
Don't worry. The boardgame will certainly have refreshed UI and controls
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alastair john jack wrote:
Looks like it to me!
I was also asking exactly that myself.

I ignored the video game back then because of the very mixed reviews it received, but it seems it was actually good enough to be the inspiration for this board game. I am really surprised, but in a good way, as I am always up for new good board games plus I still don't own a single Star Wars game ! surprise

I'm curious about the reviews.
 
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The more I read about this game, the more I am convinced that it is indeed based on the computer game.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-reb...
 
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I spent many many hours on that pc game.

And I imagine I will spend many many hours on this game if it even captures a bit of that great pc game.
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I remember a 24-hour marathon session playing the PC game back in 1997, with only the occasional bathroom, sandwich and cigarette pit-stop. I was spellbound by that wonderful game.
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Star Wars Rebellion but it also was released under Star Wars Supremacy in some markets. I still remember the awesome moment in the game when Luke completed his training on Dagobah and returned back - becoming able to discover force in several of my other rebel leaders/generals. He then proceeded to train them (giving a decent boost to their military and diplomacy skills upon succes). Unfortunately, at some point Luke got captured by Vader and..was brought to the Emperor to get converted to the dark side. In the "final" confrontation Luke wounded both Emperor and Vader and escaped capturing both of them. Unfortunately for me - Luke brought them to the secret rebel base (flying Bespin city). And few days later entire Imperial armada showed up and bombed the hell out of my secret base...
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