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Subject: Is it similar to Warcraft III, or Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation? rss

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Don Eskridge
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I'm trying to get a feel for this game. It seems in some ways similar to both games mentioned above (though of course with some major differences from the War3 computer game). I've wanted a game that simulates the fighting of Warcraft for awhile, and I know I also love the simplicity and mind-games of LoTR:TC. Any thoughts?
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I've never played either of these games, but from what I've read in the reviews LoTR Confrontation seems like Stratego, but with special abilities and flavor. In that respect, you might find some elements you really like in Summoner Wars.

There is no "hiding" of Units like in LoTR:tC, but you can still get ambushed by a Unit you didn't expect jumping out of a Wall next to you. Summoner Wars is also very matchup-heavy. Some Units, especially if you play Orcs vs. Elves, are perfect counters for one Unit but can't do anything vs. others. (example, Tundra Orc Smashers are terrific against Guardians, but can be easily sniped with a couple Warriors.)

I'm not sure how you'll find the mind-games in LoTR:tC stack up against Summoner Wars' back-and-forth Summoning, but I'd tell pretty much anyone to give it a shot, and you may well be pleasantly surprised.
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There is a Warcraft Boardgame that plays a lot like the Warcraft videogame.

There are maybe some similarities to Confrontation, but very loosely. It is kind of like a tactical skirmish game.
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It's like Trikinggames' Anachronism.


Only game I can see where you can compare the 2.

A lot of differences, but closes in similarities.
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Have you tried the WoW Miniatures game. I thought it was quite good. It's a little pricey because it's a booster based game, but still fun to play.
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