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Are the game rules in Guadalcanal comprehensive; that is, do they supersede and replace those for previous games in the CoH series? If not, what's missing that would be needed to play AtB or SoS or PoH?
 
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The system is essentially identical between AtB 2nd Ed and Guadalcanal, but there are differences, primarily focused on the differences in the theatres and combatants. For example, AtB has wheeled vehicles as well as tracked whereas Guadalcanal only has tracked. Guadalcanal has special rules for Japanese hits and VP tracking and introduces night combat and related rules that weren't in AtB. But if you know one system you can pick up,the differences quickly.
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There are terrain differences as well, but yeah the systems are 95% the same. The relevant differences are shown on the reference sheets for the different sets. There are some good fan-made reference sheets for this as well.

It can be frustrating, especially since the different printings of the same game have different values on some of the units, as the design team continues tweaking with each printing.

I really wish Academy would maintain a comprehensive living document for the CoH series, which gets modified as various releases come out. Then we'd have a single go-to place for the most updated rules. Alas, they seem somewhat fragmented in their documentation updates. Honestly though, it's a testament to the quality of this game system that fans work through/around these changes to continue enjoying the game.
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cbs42 wrote:
I really wish Academy would maintain a comprehensive living document for the CoH series, which gets modified as various releases come out.

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