David Folksman
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Hi there,

I've played this game twice now and I just can't get into it. Maybe im not cut out to be a block wargamer.

I have listed it for sale on the marketplace for 35 pounds if anyone is interested in buying it at that bargain price. It really is in mint condition.

Shame really I was looking forward to it.
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Robert Brimer
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That is a shame. I had the same experience with Troyes. Good luck with future buys.
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Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
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If I was a brit, I'd take you up on the offer.
 
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Suit yourself, but 2 plays is not enough for any wargame to pass judgment upon, IMO. The possibility exists you:

1) had a poor playing partner detracting from the experience, or
2) you played wrong thereby detracting from the experience, or
3) you lost giving you a negative experience.

If I were you I'd complete my profile out so people know where you are (Although the United Kingdom is almost as small as Rhode Island, it's still got alot of towns/villages where people gather together to drink warm beer!) and look for a F2F partner to play several games some weekend back to back, over said beer. Advertise yourself.

2 plays is not enough, though. Especially for a quick playing 'wargame' like JC.

Good Luck!
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Can you tell us a little more about your experiences playing? Although JC cannot be for everyone, I'm still unclear what makes a block gamer and what doesn't... (and I'd really like to know)

Mark asked three questions above that would be a great start to the discussion.

And anything else you would like to add would be appreciated. Occasionally I have seen new players get "stuck" now knowing how to break a logjam and finding their attacks often fail.

We can add some insight...
 
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Hello.

I am currently considering my first foray into the world of wargaming and have just started looking at this one on the recommendation of other wargamers (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/8909334#8909334)

Can you say specifically what you didn't like about this game?

I guess it's kinda strange for you to have to sell your game by explaining what you don't like about it shake

Whatever happens - I hope that you get a buyer and find another game that you prefer...

(By the way, is there a solo variant for this game?)

Cheers...
 
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markgravitygood wrote:
(Although the United Kingdom is almost as small as Rhode Island, it's still got alot of towns/villages where people gather together to drink warm beer!) and look for a F2F partner to play several games some weekend back to back, over said beer. Advertise yourself.

2 plays is not enough, though. Especially for a quick playing 'wargame' like JC.

Good Luck!


That REALLY made me smile

Aahhh, America - three thousand miles wide and one inch deep... (touche)
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JC is a quick game in only being 5 years long, so is fun that way, but advancing military is slow (ancient times anyway). Hammer of the Scotsis a bit more complex than JC but it can be much faster moving and side switch between offense and defense. JC is much more of Pompey (almost) always playing defense.
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