Recommend
1 
 Thumb up
 Hide
3 Posts

X-Bugs» Forums » General

Subject: Which to buy? rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Dave Eisen
United States
Menlo Park
CA
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
I am thinking of buying two sets of this to play with 4 people. Am I better served getting two identical sets (well, identical except for color) or am I better served getting different ones so each player commands a different army?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Joshua Miller
United States
Holland
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Re:Which to buy?
I would purchase two different sets for greater variety, especially if you often play with two players.

The only reason I can see for buying two of the same (in different colors) is to save the time of explaining the different pieces to new players.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Gary Pressler
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
OMG! Overtext! How long have I been sleeping?! OVERTEXT! Also, I'm a DESIGNER now?! Sweet! OVERTEXXXXXXT!
badge
HO HO HO! Give me some money!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Re:Which to buy?
dkeisen (#24694),

I found these on sale (at FairPlayGames) and got Sets 2 and 4 so I could have one of each army. Also, I think those color combinations look MUCH better than those in sets 1 and 3. I read through the rules one night after applying the hundred or so stickers. The next day I played it with my two brothers and a friend. The basic rules are easy enough to teach in a few minutes. We chose armies, and then I gave us all a few minutes to read through the player's aid for our own army. What we did was that the first time anyone moved a unit type, they read aloud the text from the player's aid. For the most part we found most of them easy to remember, even with all four armies going. Else, a quick question cleared things up. When bases were upgraded, the base's perk was also read. The next day I was gone and the others roped my mother into trying it... and she beat them all. =)

Well, I didn't intend for that to become storytime, but I HIGHLY suggest getting all four different armies. Just have folks read aloud what does what when you play them, and it's easy enough to catch on and simple enough to fully enjoy even during a first game.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.