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Subject: Does anyone else prefer the old map? rss

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Chris Snyder
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As much as I love VPG's more recent laser cut game pieces, I'm not a fan of the new map and the colors used. So much so that I tracked down a copy of the first edition (with expansion) to play. Now I just need to see how much different the rules are.
 
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Russ Williams
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At a glance, I do not prefer the old map. Its background seems too equally bright overall to me, making it harder to focus on the key functional elements.

Old:


New (early prototype but sufficiently similar color scheme to the published version):

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Mayor Jim
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Well, as a playtester/reviewer of the 2nd edition, my vote goes to the new map. The second edition prototype that Russ posted is not what the final came out as (but the colors are the same). Through my lobbying we got Detroit moved from the middle of Canada to the Detroit River area between lakes Superior and Erie...where it belongs.
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tim allen
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Well, I prefer the 2nd version too! The first was a major challenge due to how much had to be jammed onto it. The second larger one allowed me more room.
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tim woodley
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I recently purchased a copy of the 2nd Edition on the geekmarket.
I admit that the new map is larger and cleaner, but there is something
about the old map that I really like. I'm going to see if it is
remotely possible to play with the old map and the second edition
cards and counters, and the new cards and counters are a definite
improvement over the originals. I do the same thing when I play
Ottoman Sunset. But, if it doesn't prove practical, I'm sure I'll
get by with the new map!

Tim.
 
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Mayor Jim
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You can play with either map...the second edition's main change was to place Detroit correctly.
 
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tim woodley
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I should be able to still use the old map with most of the new cards
and counters.

The leader cards, although a little bigger than the originals should
still work in the old spaces.

Some chits, British Infantry Tactics, Europe at War, Royal Navy, I'll
just use the first addition chits.

Did you see the size of the Royal Navy chit? You actually can sail up the
St.Lawrence on that puppy!

Tim.
 
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