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Scott Roberts
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How long are the play times on the scenarios clocking in at?
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Smaller scenarios can be done in hour. Medium-sized scenarios are 1-2 hours, and larger scenarios are longer, 2-3 hours.

I'd say they'd average 2 hours. Add 50% to gaming time for your first couple of games. After two games or so, they'll go faster.

In general, the scenarios play about 30-50% faster than comparably-sized ASL scenarios.
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Chris is dead on.

Once you know the general mechanics of proficiency checks and the few outlying cases like assault fire and the basic modifiers, the game flies. I find I never look at the player aid anymore during games for anything, and only need to refer to the scenario card from time to time (because I can't ever seem to remember either sides operations range with any regularity).

The game flows remarkably well, and leaves you thinking fully about the tactical situation and not about the rules. Which is nice.
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Kozure wrote:
Smaller scenarios can be done in hour. Medium-sized scenarios are 1-2 hours, and larger scenarios are longer, 2-3 hours.

I'd say they'd average 2 hours. Add 50% to gaming time for your first couple of games. After two games or so, they'll go faster.

In general, the scenarios play about 30-50% faster than comparably-sized ASL scenarios.


My experience differs:

while smaller scenarios lasted 1 hour the other scen arios lasted a lot longer not only becaus there are usuallly more than twice units to be activated but there are also more turns. By now we managed to finish only the smaller scenarios because we can't fit the medium scenarios in the 2 hours time frame. Id say 3 hours for the medium scenarios and 4+ hours forthe longer scenarios.
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kalevi1999 wrote:
Kozure wrote:
Smaller scenarios can be done in hour. Medium-sized scenarios are 1-2 hours, and larger scenarios are longer, 2-3 hours.

I'd say they'd average 2 hours. Add 50% to gaming time for your first couple of games. After two games or so, they'll go faster.

In general, the scenarios play about 30-50% faster than comparably-sized ASL scenarios.


My experience differs:

while smaller scenarios lasted 1 hour the other scen arios lasted a lot longer not only becaus there are usuallly more than twice units to be activated but there are also more turns. By now we managed to finish only the smaller scenarios because we can't fit the medium scenarios in the 2 hours time frame. Id say 3 hours for the medium scenarios and 4+ hours forthe longer scenarios.

That is helpful, thanks
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How many of the smaller scenarios are there?
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scottandkimr wrote:
How many of the smaller scenarios are there?


I think 4 at best.
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Wow, that seems high. My experience lines up more with Kozure - 2 hour average (or less).
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Jim Krohn wrote:
Wow, that seems high. My experience lines up more with Kozure - 2 hour average (or less).


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