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Jason Albert
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Just picked this up. Curious: are there any learning/play aids to be found other than what’s in the files section below? It’s not a big deal at all, I was just surprised to see so few for game this beloved, that’s been around so long. (FWIW, I did find all the posted strategy articles; was looking for more learning-curve-flattening-type stuff. Maybe a posted step-by-step walkthrough game that I'm missing?)

I don’t have an experienced player to teach me, and was hoping to minimize the inevitable mistakes and misses of the first couple plays.

Thanks!
 
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Eric Brosius
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My favorite 18xx game for six players is two games of 1846 with three players each.
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Try this site:

http://www.philipsmith.ca/breakoutnormandy/

Much of the material may be focused on the original edition rather than the new edition, but for a beginner it's a fine start.
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Eric Brosius wrote:
Try this site:

http://www.philipsmith.ca/breakoutnormandy/

Much of the material may be focused on the original edition rather than the new edition, but for a beginner it's a fine start.


Thank you, appreciate it.

I had found that site, but it seemed like more higher-level strategic concerns than help for new players. But looking at the replays again more closely, those may very well fit my purposes.

I think I’ve gotten spoiled by GMT’s ultra-clear playbook sample turns that walk you through a game’s key concepts. That, and all the player-made aids that get honed over time. Seems I’ve gone soft; it’ll probably do me some good to muscle through an AH-era rulebook.
 
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