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Hans van der Drift
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Craig,

You have made some of my best gaming experiences with the Euro Front/Rommel/ and now Hellenes.

So what do have planed next?

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Good one Hans, I am really curious too!!
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Very good question. Hellenes to me is one of the best block games ever released.
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I think there would a few interesting expansions of Hellenes..
the 1st Peloponnesian War
the Persian Wars
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Gee, thanks guys. Glad you are feeling Hellenes is up to par.

Ronnie and I are working on Triumph and Tragedy, a grand strategic 1936-45 block game that we started working on over 5 years ago with Tim Taylor's help. It's a Q&D light treatment designed for either 2 or 3 players, the idea was a block Axis and Allies (but better). So far playtesters have loved it. Even musing about a Pacific twin game. We work mainly in the winter (being Canadians), so it may be ready in a year, but given my track record, probably will be 2.

Thanks for the suggestions, always open to new ideas. I have limited knowledge of much of history but learned a lot doing Hellenes and would like to do that again with another period. Mark's ideas for Hellenes expansions are intriguing, will look into that a bit.

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nice to know you're working on something new. Still didn't have the chance to play hellenes but it's the next in the list! I would probably be interested in a strategic 2WW blockgame if it's a light game but...I wonder if it's gonna find any market room in between the engulfed, the front and (in short) the sturm ones...?

why not a different and less overexposed period (in strategical blockgames)? like thirty years war or the first world war or french revolutionary-napoleonic wars?
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cicciburicci wrote:
why not a different and less overexposed period (in strategical blockgames)? like thirty years war or the first world war or french revolutionary-napoleonic wars?


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cicciburicci wrote:

why not a different and less overexposed period (in strategical blockgames)? like thirty years war or the first world war or french revolutionary-napoleonic wars?


Given that the main feature of block games is the hidden strength/type of unit, I would think that a more insurgent type of conflict would be better.

Ones that come to mind..
Napoleon in Spain
Vietnam (recently done as Hearts & Minds?)
Angola
Iraq (post invasion)
Afghanistan (in so many time periods it is frightening)
Chinese Civil War

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Minedog3 wrote:

Given that the main feature of block games is the hidden strength/type of unit, I would think that a more insurgent type of conflict would be better.


but that would probably go out of a strategical/grand strategical perspective, being on a theater/operative ground, I think
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Good idea Mark, I don't know if that exists already, but a guerrilla type of conflict in which the occupation army blocks have labels on both sides and the rebels only on the hidden side would be interesting!

Although this:
cbesinque wrote:
Triumph and Tragedy, a grand strategic 1936-45 block game ... It's a Q&D light treatment designed for either 2 or 3 players, the idea was a block Axis and Allies (but better) ... Even musing about a Pacific twin game.

looks pretty interesting too. We may not be a majority, but I don't have Axis & Allies because I find it too simple, nor Europe Engulfed because I find it too heavy... A lighter game but still interesting to play would be most definitely welcome!
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We really need a good World War One block game - that's something that's never been done before, as far as I know!
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