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Gordon J
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And I do it well.

I played Emergence with two COGs and won. It wasn't an easy win, but I did it. Since then victory has slipped through my fingers like sand through an hour glass. First I played Belly of the Beast solo with one character. First time wasn't even close. The next two times I was almost there, I could see victory, I could taste it, like on honey on my lips. Each time a pack of Wretches took me down. It always went something like this: I had zipped past three or four Wretches (yes, I should have killed them, but I was on the "let's get the hell out of there as fast as possible" plan). They were eating my dust, nine or ten spaces behind me. Then there would be that series of cards that would hit: move locusts to within 4 spaces of the COGs, and then draw another card that would be, if within 4 spaces, move 3 spaces. And before I knew it a pack of Wretches were tearing my throat out. Game over.

And death would usually occur like this: I would have 4 cards in my hand, I'm safe, right? I would get attacked and spend a defend card, roll three defend dice and get nothing and then I would take 4 wounds, game over.

And right now I'm playing four COGs solo in Scattered, and 3/4 of the way through between all 4 of them I have a total of 2 cards am I gonna make it? Brother, I can only pray.
 
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single CoG is a bit hard on later missions.. try duo
 
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I found that 2 COGs are easy to play in this game. It is hard to win for using 4 COGs figures.
 
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Casey Nguyen
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Everytime I lose at Gears it's always mere inches away from a Victory. It's getting somewhat unbelievable for me, but I still love it.
 
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I'm just getting into my copy - finally...reading rules...real life has been full on etc... setting up 1st scenario...but what is it, that u guys think, gives this game great game play??
 
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