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Ludovic Antoine
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Hi ya all !!!
I need a piece of advice.
I'm a "serial gamer", and I love that : RPG, board games, video games, card games... But I never played any wargame in my life, and I want to try this... I need a solitaire game, and I hesitate between "Field commander : Alexander the Great" and "D-day at Omaha Beach". The first one seems easier and nicer, but the second one looks interesting too...
So, there I need your help, espacially if you already tested these....
Thanks.
 
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Ludovic Antoine
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So What ! Is that forum dead ???? Or nobody wants to help ????
 
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Byron Grimes
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No, you just likely got buried too quickly for the wargamers to respond.

That said, I kinda want to try Smokejumpers myself.

You might try looking under the Advanced search. Lots of filters to work with to refine your search.

Sorry, it's not letting me do the link properly to just show you the list.
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Thomas Staudt
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I've only played Alexander from those two, but judging from the pics I would guess that it is more "newbie-friendly" than D-Day: Omaha Beach.
But both seem to be excellent games.

What always turns me off - and I admit I'm a wargame newbie too - is if the unit counters only feature the tactical unit designations instead of unit illustrations, e.g.

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/614956/d-day-at-omaha-beach

If you believe you couldn't distinguish these counters while playing if your life depended on it, Alexander would definitely be the better starting point.

Also, there's the matter of theme: If you have specific interests in WW2 or the Alexander era, this might draw you to one of them.

And there's the scale difference: In Alexander, you play a conquering campaign and move whole armies along large areas, while D-Day portrays a much more detailed level of one or more distinct battles.
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