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Subject: on the fence about army boxes - seeking input rss

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Richard Price
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I will be following this one Jeremy as I have just ordered the 3 army boxes and have D day on the way.
There are loads of scenarios to download on DPG site. So my plan is to just use these.
I am hoping that there will be plenty to keep me going.

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Martin Gallo
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If you are interested in DYO, get the Army Boxes.
 
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There is some different feel, as some of the units have different specials they can purchase. What you are getting is more troops and the higher command functions. You do get more and different vehicles.

The higher command stuff only comes in to play with a LOT of points or if you create some special rules for your DYO scenario.
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One thing worth considering (and what clinched getting the army boxes for me) is that you only get the full suite of army options with the boxes. By that I mean being able to get artillery, smoke, airstrike etc. I feel like you need the army boxes as a sort of base for building a force, otherwise it can feel a bit restrictive.
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AndyMax wrote:
One thing worth considering (and what clinched getting the army boxes for me) is that you only get the full suite of army options with the boxes. By that I mean being able to get artillery, smoke, airstrike etc. I feel like you need the army boxes as a sort of base for building a force, otherwise it can feel a bit restrictive.

The Army Box does greatly expand your options, which is one of the reasons I recommend it. It also usually fleshes out the mix of troops you have available -- adding an armor squad (in all cases). You also get a nice array of command options on the High Command board, and those can be used by Field Command as well, so you get some very useful options.

The other units are usually some different depending on the box. Germans get Sturmpionieres (mix of heavy weapons) and some additional heroes. The box has Fritz, the 0 pt hero You do get another platoon of Panzergrenadieres, but hey, its the Germans

The American box also has an Armor squad and High Command with more command options.

For the "flavor" platoons you get an recon squadron that adds some vehicles and some tricky new equipment. There is also a Heavy Weapons platoon.

Some of the other things that you might not notice at first are some of the extra options (Veteran, sticky bombs, various gear) that just give you more options when creating your own army or even scenario.
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