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simon thornton
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looking at the large scale map and relatively low piece density how long does this game take ? 4 hours 6 hours ? 20 hours ? to play the full campaign. Looks interesting but trying to work out the timescale.
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Gordon J
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Our 4-player game took 4 and 1/2 hours. But if you played with only two, I think it would be a little shorter.
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Nate Merchant
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Our 2-player game took 10 hours (plus/minus a half hour) and we didn't quite finish. At least it FEELS as if it plays quickly.
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Mike Richardson
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I am playing a solo game, and honestly I can't see you can do a turn in less than about half an hour. Some turns are quicker because there are naturual lulls where both sides are rebuilding after heavy combat losses.

I would give a ball-park figure of about 7-8 hours. It does feel quick I agree with that. But perhaps just a little too long at 17 turns for an evening's play.

Of course it speeds up when you know the rules and there are a lot of points where you have to check the internet for clarifications on the cards which are badly written (there is talk of a player aid to explain how the cards work better).

 
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Mike Szarka
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When it is your turn to send a VASSAL move, the wait is excruciating. When it's my turn, well, I've been busy.
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There's no getting around it having been a long war, so 17 turns spread over four factions is going to take a while. You might get each faction play down to 5 minutes or so, but if you were rushing too much you wouldn't be enjoying it, and this is a fun game! And sometimes there is a fair bit of dice chucking, especially on the Western Front. So I'd say 6 hours at a minimum unless the game ends early or you are pretty focused players.
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