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Jason Brown
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This is the game that got my son and I back into cardboard and it still gets to the table in our house. Last night, my Imperial Blightun Army popped three points in the final turn to win after he'd made the 8 points required by the scenario and we both had a great time.



As you can see, we play with a bunch of the expansions no matter the scenario. I like Rivet Wars: Second Wave and Rivet Wars: Battle of Brighton the most, but they're all worthy additions.

Here's to hoping we see the Western Front in 2017!
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
This is the game that got my son and I back into cardboard and it still gets to the table in our house. Last night, my Imperial Blightun Army popped three points in the final turn to win after he'd made the 8 points required by the scenario and we both had a great time.



As you can see, we play with a bunch of the expansions no matter the scenario. I like Rivet Wars: Second Wave and Rivet Wars: Battle of Brighton the most, but they're all worthy additions.

Here's to hoping we see the Western Front in 2017!
so glad you had a great game. Sadly, word from CMON at conventionsome, is that the game is dead.
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I think the picture speaks for itself. A big table to hold a bajillion miniatures; all for a "simple light-hearted skirmish game."
 
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I think the picture speaks for itself. A big table to hold a bajillion miniatures; all for a "simple light-hearted skirmish game."

It should be noted that we have 5 expansions in play in this photo. It IS a table hog, but this much bigger than normal.
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
bamonson wrote:
I think the picture speaks for itself. A big table to hold a bajillion miniatures; all for a "simple light-hearted skirmish game."

It should be noted that we have 5 expansions in play in this photo. It IS a table hog, but this much bigger than normal.


Which still speaks for itself for why this game is dead.
 
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Because of the table space it is dead? Crap I just did the Kickstarter for Mythic Battles: Pantheon, sure hope that doesn't kill it too.
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
bamonson wrote:
I think the picture speaks for itself. A big table to hold a bajillion miniatures; all for a "simple light-hearted skirmish game."

It should be noted that we have 5 expansions in play in this photo. It IS a table hog, but this much bigger than normal.


Real men have game tables that can handle the gamer load.
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Dorb wrote:
... that can handle the gamer load.


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Dorb wrote:
Because of the table space it is dead? Crap I just did the Kickstarter for Mythic Battles: Pantheon, sure hope that doesn't kill it too.


It's dead because the game play was an afterthought to the miniatures.
 
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bamonson wrote:


It's dead because the game play was an afterthought to the miniatures.


It may be that the rules came second to the basic idea of the miniatures, but I think the core rules aren't too bad and the models were made to function with the rules pretty well. Much better than I was expecting. And I doubt it's table space that kills this, it's easy enough to fit it in a smaller space.

What hurts it for me is the balance of the objective cards, some of them give up a lot of points for stuff that can be easily done, where others give up too few for something difficult. It can feel like you win or lose to the cards. But there are also a couple of abusable hero abilities that get old as they come out every game. One can house rule whatever they want, for sure, but I think that hurts a games popularity.

When scenarios have limits on what units and heroes are available, this is a pretty fun and fast game.

And lastly I think the "cute" factor makes it more niche. Those that like it really like it, but I'd guess it isn't what a lot of war gamers are looking for.
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What killed it, was the non-existing support from CMoN.... Pure and simple. Typical for them though.
 
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What killed it, was the non-existing support from CMoN.... Pure and simple. Typical for them though.

Yeah, it's too bad too. The sculpts for Western Front look great and I was really looking forward to expanding the war.
 
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anarchy wrote:
Dorb wrote:
... that can handle the gamer load.



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