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Kenneth Lury
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I just got BOH. tried to set up a scenario that stated the American leaders had "eureka" units. I am stumped.
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Miguel
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I had similar problems. Ignore most of that text and just make sure you match the numerical value of the counters. Unfortunately, the designer assumes you know certain historical details of military units that aren't actually discussed in the rules.
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Kenneth Lury
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thanks for the encouragement. I will try to work through it.
Hopefully, it will all make sense.
 
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John Brady
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Hmmm...that might not be the best choice of scenarios for your first game because of the night rules. I can recommend the demo scenario Assault on Vierville. Very low unit count, and nothing really complicated in terms of events.

As for the Eureka units, they were some sort of light the Pathfinders were supposed to set up in the different drop zones. You can use any marker to denote them for the game purposes.

Road to Foucarville is another pretty easy one you might take a look at.
 
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Yeah,

It's a good system once you get to know it. Find a scenario with only foot units and a small amount of counters and just work your way through it. After you get a few rounds in, it all clicks and you can see the simplicity of the system. It gets somewhat more complicated with vehicles, but not too bad.

My advice is to treat the intro paragraphs as flavour text and nothing else. There are no instructions there, and whatever you read in the setup and gameplay instructions is all you need to know to play the scenario.

(I say this because in my first effort to play the system, I decided to solo a scenario that talked about two soldiers in the intro paragraph and then the setup only specified one. That and the frequent references to specific groups of soldiers (95th airborne, etc) that I couldn't actually find any reference to made me worried I was doing something wrong or missing something fundamental in the box... likes sheets of counters or something).

Have fun!
 
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Kenneth Lury
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Thanks for the advise and recommendations. I will try Vierville
 
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I suggest that you go through their flash demo of an example of play. Go to: http://www.locknloadgame.com/Section_Cat_Content_Detail.asp?...

Click on "Load Walkthrough Of Basic Infantry Combat"

That won't help you understand the specifics of your scenario, but it will show you how play is handled.
 
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Kenneth Lury
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thanks for the link. I wonder why I missed that. time to sit down again and try to play.
 
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radsailor wrote:
thanks for the link. I wonder why I missed that. time to sit down again and try to play.

It is easy to miss. The LNL site is hard to navigate.
 
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Greg Barker
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If you still need help, let me know. We can set up a vassal game to help instruct you. Good Luck and have fun!
 
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Kenneth Lury
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I am slowly getting it. I had an easier time getting the general concepts of Fields of Fire.
I think it something about the way the rulebook is written that is discordant with my brain's learning mode.
 
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Martin Gallo
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You are not alone. It took me several playings with rulebook in hand to wrap my brain around all the nuances. Well worth it, as it is a light but fun game.

One huge difference between us is that I had to walk away from Fields of Fire. There may be a game in there somewhere, but to me it is just a pile of components at this point. LnL I understand and enjoy.
 
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Kenneth Lury
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I finally played through a scenario and I am starting to get it.
Re Fields of Fire. You should really give a try. It takes lots of perseverance, but is an incredible game.
 
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