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I've played this several times, but opted for just the base game. Need to try this with the expansion now -

What rules are on your table this month?

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The in-laws got me this one for Christmas.

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Also messing around with this one again after a bit of a hiatus.

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Well, as the game is on my table but we are just one turn into the campaign game, it should be no surprise that this rulebook is on my nightstand...


I may also look at another solo run of something while Dan and I wade through Holland (we only get together for a couple of hours every other week, so H'44 will take awhile!).
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Dazooz wrote:
The in-laws got me this one for Christmas.



Breaking this one out as well, hopefully for a January play.

Also reading through these ... Joe Miranda issue game goodness:

The American Revolution: Decision in North America


Trajan: Ancient Wars Series - Campaign game for "De Bello Gallico"


Also reviewing this, hopefully to teach local newbies via Vassal
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I like that cheesy MMP's style that can't be mistaken for anything else.
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grouchysmurf wrote:
moujamou wrote:


I like that cheesy MMP's style that can't be mistaken for anything else.


"Cheesy"? That's an unexpected way to describe MMP's rulebooks!
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"Cheesy"? That's an unexpected way to describe MMP's rulebooks!


Say, old fashioned but not in a good way. But I like them, as I said; they are the very embodiment of "we are plain and ugly but you're going to play us anyway" attitude.
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This type of rule book is the best! Clear, orderly, succinct, no superfluous crap getting in the way of learning the rules.

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It has been sitting in shrink for too long. It is time.
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Nice!

Maybe a question for another thread, but ... anyone have an idea when this will be back in print?

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Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain



My P500 hasn't arrived but I'm starting to delve into the rules. I'm not a COIN veteran (one game of Falling Sky) but I think I'll enjoy this. I won't be able to get into it properly until I have the physical copy but I'm looking forward to spending time mastering it......I've been focused on nothing but Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars for months and it's time to get a new obsession .

...and...

Successors (third edition)



I don't really need to learn this......played it many times before but not for a couple of years and just want a quick refresher. It's hitting the table at the Paddington Bears wargame meeting this Saturday......my first live game in almost 6 months (life's been too busy)! Really looking forward to it.

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Jackanapes70 wrote:
Fly by Night wrote:
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Nice!

Maybe a question for another thread, but ... anyone have an idea when this will be back in print?



No idea, but you would be wise to get this one NOWwhistle
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I have no particular interest in East Front tactical games, but I picked this up for $18(!) from CLS Games. I read on some thread recently that Chad Jensen should teach law students how to write because his rule books are that good. Well, I'm a sucker for clear rules. Probably one of my biggest requirements for a game.

I am not disappointed. Today, I read through the whole rule book and example of play without the board, counters, or charts out. I did this in one sitting and feel like I have a good initial grasp of the game. His writing is that clear and that good. Very professional rulebook. Every concept, including those in the examples of play are referenced back to the initial rule. All of the diagrams are well illustrated and the writing is sparse and clear. Just like Hemingway. He should contract himself out to write these things!

Tomorrow, I get everything out, review the rules, and set it up!
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Punching and clipping the very thin 1/2-in. counters. Also reading the rulebook, which is in pamphlet form. (This is a magazine game, from Battles #10.)

You don't see this every day in rules:

"This game is perhaps more complex than you may have expected after having read the rules (this is what has come out of the playtests)."

I've been warned.

Hope to get this to the table this week.
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Just got this!



Also, still continuing to digest these 2:



I'm also glad you have guys like Stukajoe who make how to play as well as runthrough videos!
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Playing my buddy and esteemed opponent of 21 years Bryan Vieages in ABtF4 First Threat this Thursday.



And on Wednesday my buddy and fellow GBoH player Tony Hicks will lead the Macedonians against my Persians at Issus.

2018 is getting off to a good start!

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Trying to make heads or tails of the VCS Salerno rule book—it really is a mess. A friend and I tried all evening to pay a few turns and it was excruciatingly difficult. It's like the designer wants to keep the game rules a secret! The complexity really comes from the rule book not being structured in a logical manner. There's no sequence of play flow to the rules and many of the rules for one thing are scattered around the rule book for no apparent reason.

So I'm studying the rule book to try to make sense of this complete mess. If you don't believe me, I'd recommend taking a look at how not to write a rule book (BoardGameGeek).
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Reading Holland 44 rulebook for the first time! Excellent rulebook! Holland '44: Operation Market-Garden
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Reading Toulon, 1793. I've been playing a game and working my way through all the implications of the game.

Reading Fall Blau: Army Group South, June-December 1942 in anticipation of getting a game in soon.

Reading Silver Bayonet: The First Team in Vietnam, 1965 (25th Anniversary Edition) and Next War: Poland for my next game when Toulon game is completed.
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Loving the mechanics on this one.
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Fire in the Lake is a long time coming.
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