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Scrumpy Jack
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I'm just going through the box and the rule book, easily, and I'm surprised at the frequent mention of chess, and the lack of scenarios. I understand that the game is an intro to wargames, all about learning how different armies pair, and I laud it for that, and i see scenarios in the forums here if I want to extend it. It seems like a game that can be house ruled to meet any needs. None of these are complains. I understand the (excellent) choices that were made.

I'm just wondering whether the expansion will have official scenarios for those that would like a little less chess setup, (8x8 with most counters on first two rows) and more of a historical flavour.


 
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Dan Huffman
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If you created one as an example, you might inspire others. :-)
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I view the scenario setup for Manoeuvre as the combination of the matchup and the terrain. I find this to create a nice amount of variety that still feels navigable and familiar.

But, I think using historical battles to set up specific scenarios with terrain setups and unit deployment is a great idea, and that Manoeuvre would serve this well.

I think I personally haven't thought of specific historical battles with this game because I have Commands and Colors for that, and I like that Manoeuvre is simply pick it up, set it up and go. I haven't read anything about Distant Lands having scenarios other than standard game setup variables, i.e. army/terrain/army-setup.
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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SJack wrote:
I'm just going through the box and the rule book, easily, and I'm surprised at the frequent mention of chess, and the lack of scenarios. I understand that the game is an intro to wargames, all about learning how different armies pair, and I laud it for that, and i see scenarios in the forums here if I want to extend it. It seems like a game that can be house ruled to meet any needs. None of these are complains. I understand the (excellent) choices that were made.

I'm just wondering whether the expansion will have official scenarios for those that would like a little less chess setup, (8x8 with most counters on first two rows) and more of a historical flavour.




+1 to the above post commenting on the terrain adding to the replayability and feeling "scenarioish".

The original terrain maps were actually based on 4 Napoleonic battles. Discussed here (along with some comments referring to fan-created scenarios in the files section):
Map request for designer
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David Kitcat
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The game is at such a generic level that I don't think that scenarios would really work very well. Just go with the flow using the standard rules and you'll find that the game is a lot of fun as is.
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David desJardins
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By the way, I don't think Manoeuvre is really designed to be "introductory". It's designed to be simple, but that's different. I wouldn't see it as a step toward something more complicated. If anything, I think it's going to appeal to relatively more sophisticated and experienced gamers who also play much more complex games.
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