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Ronnie Tucker
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SO excited. I've wanted DDaOB since I got into wargaming several months ago. Couldn't get a copy for love nor money, so ended up buying D-day At Peleliu (which is still awesome).

Until two days ago.

Saw a copy online for £85 (UK) and grabbed it.

It SHALL be mine! Bwahahahahaha!
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Congrats!
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If you like DDaP, you will definitely like DDaOB.

One of my favorites!

Fair warning - although you probably know this from DDAP - wrestling the chits from their binds is, to put it nicely, a real struggle. It was literally the game the put me over the edge into the world of clipping.
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reemer wrote:
If you like DDaP, you will definitely like DDaOB.

One of my favorites!

Fair warning - although you probably know this from DDAP - wrestling the chits from their binds is, to put it nicely, a real struggle. It was literally the game the put me over the edge into the world of clipping.


Hmm. I don't remember having any problems getting the chits popped out of DDaP.

Maybe I had beginners luck.
 
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Congrats, but I am very jealous.
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SoundCity wrote:
Congrats, but I am very jealous.


If it's any consolation: I'm having to pay over the odds for it.

Average RRP is about $60 (~£50). I'm having to pay £85 (~$110) for it.

Still totally worth it though.
 
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It's well worth it. This is one of the few games I'd happily pay $100+ for. Sure, the components are worth $20. But I can't think of any other game where the phrase "you are paying for the design and the gameplay" is more appropriate and justified.
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ronnietucker wrote:
SoundCity wrote:
Congrats, but I am very jealous.


If it's any consolation: I'm having to pay over the odds for it.

Average RRP is about $60 (~£50). I'm having to pay £85 (~$110) for it.

Still totally worth it though.


I hope you do a video(s). I like your style my friend. Hope you enjoy.
 
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reemer wrote:
Fair warning - although you probably know this from DDAP - wrestling the chits from their binds is, to put it nicely, a real struggle. It was literally the game the put me over the edge into the world of clipping.

+1
 
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I would recommend getting Balkoski's book Omaha Beach.
https://www.amazon.com/Omaha-Beach-D-Day-June-1944-ebook/dp/...
Butterfield mentions in his designer notes that the book inspired the game.

It was only after playing this game I began to understand what makes the American military unique. It is their ability to adjust on the fly to changing situations. It was Omaha Beach where the 'John Wayne' image of the American solider began.

As an aside, I have over 700 games with a significant number of wargames. I consider this game the best of the collection.
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ronnietucker wrote:


Hmm. I don't remember having any problems getting the chits popped out of DDaP.

Maybe I had beginners luck. :D


oh man, it almost made me dump the game before ever playing (which, thankfully, i did not):
 
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recon28501 wrote:

I hope you do a video(s). I like your style my friend. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you for the kind words.

I may well do videos on DDaOB as I'm sure it'll hate me just as much as DDaP hates me.
 
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kshelley wrote:
I would recommend getting Balkoski's book Omaha Beach.
https://www.amazon.com/Omaha-Beach-D-Day-June-1944-ebook/dp/...
Butterfield mentions in his designer notes that the book inspired the game.

It was only after playing this game I began to understand what makes the American military unique. It is their ability to adjust on the fly to changing situations. It was Omaha Beach where the 'John Wayne' image of the American solider began.

As an aside, I have over 700 games with a significant number of wargames. I consider this game the best of the collection.


Sweet Jesus above! Over 700?! Do you have a warehouse that you keep them all in?
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ronnietucker wrote:
recon28501 wrote:

I hope you do a video(s). I like your style my friend. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you for the kind words.

I may well do videos on DDaOB as I'm sure it'll hate me just as much as DDaP hates me.


Well, it could be worse. You could be as dumb as me and unable to grasp the rules soblue
 
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ronnietucker wrote:

Sweet Jesus above! Over 700?! Do you have a warehouse that you keep them all in?


Lots of Ikea bookcases
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recon28501 wrote:
ronnietucker wrote:
recon28501 wrote:

I hope you do a video(s). I like your style my friend. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you for the kind words.

I may well do videos on DDaOB as I'm sure it'll hate me just as much as DDaP hates me.


Well, it could be worse. You could be as dumb as me and unable to grasp the rules soblue


Watch my videos of DDaP game one where I realise that I've completely ballsed it up and end the game early.

The rules are tricky, but I quickly found out that the BGG flipbooks are handy bits of kit for all games (that have one available).
 
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kshelley wrote:
ronnietucker wrote:

Sweet Jesus above! Over 700?! Do you have a warehouse that you keep them all in?


Lots of Ikea bookcases


I hope you reinforced them. Ikea anything is wobbly!
 
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reemer wrote:
Fair warning - although you probably know this from DDAP - wrestling the chits from their binds is, to put it nicely, a real struggle. It was literally the game the put me over the edge into the world of clipping.


Sweet Jesus. You weren't kidding about the chits. I ended up having to take a blade to them to help free them.

Getting the chits out for Peleliu was tricky, but the Omaha ones were traumatic! cry cry
 
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