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Subject: Do you really find patrol missions interesting ?? rss

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Thomas Billaud
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Hey,

I, firstly, have to say, that FoF is the best solo wargame I have played.
Tense, clever, thrilling, exciting and you could easily make your own expansion. Congratulations to Ben Hull for this materpiece.

BUT : Patrol Missions are so boring. To set up, fill the mission log, find counters, kick the cat, close the door it s about 30 min maybe more if you wanna make your set up the best you can.

Then you play, starting on row 2, moving on row 3 : no contact.
Then move to row 4, 1 squad.

Then just go back. Playing time : 10 minutes ...yuk

I think patrol in Vietnam changes but in Normandy and Kores I just split them, and give 7 Xp to each platoon.

What is your feelings ?
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solea wrote:
Hey,

I, firstly, have to say, that FoF is the best solo wargame I have played.
Tense, clever, thrilling, exciting and you could easily make your own expansion. Congratulations to Ben Hull for this materpiece.

BUT : Patrol Missions are so boring. To set up, fill the mission log, find counters, kick the cat, close the door it s about 30 min maybe more if you wanna make your set up the best you can.

Then you play, starting on row 2, moving on row 3 : no contact.
Then move to row 4, 1 squad.

Then just go back. Playing time : 10 minutes ...yuk

I think patrol in Vietnam changes but in Normandy and Kores I just split them, and give 7 Xp to each platoon.

What is your feelings ?


It isn't so boring if you get a counter-attack special event!
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D Summers
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Kind of agree - Patrols are my least favorite type of mission. I think if you don't come back on the same path you go out, it might make it slightly more eventful.
 
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Lionel JARRY
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I may be wrong, but I assume you must put a new PC marker in a card you just leave. Thus even if you come back the same way, contact may occurs.
 
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Thomas Billaud
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Are you sure ?

I didn t find any mention in the rulebook, but it s such a mess I may miss it.
 
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