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Pedro Pereira
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I don't agree with the opinion of the above reviewer abot the scenarios.

1) First, this is mainly a simulation game. That means that secnarios are meant to reflect real world situations as well as possible. Making the scenarios more "balanced" means altering the forces of the real historical counterparts; that would be a "what if" scenario, and not a simulation of real events. If you want a true wargame covering these periods, you'll have to live with that. Its the same thing as palying a WW2 Italians vs British in North Africa scenario in, say, DAK, and then make the italians more moralized or with more troops/better equipment so that you can have a more balanced scenario. Thats does not contain any simulation value.

2) The interest of the secondary scenarios: They are very interesting. Maybe the reviewer above is not much into ancient history, but those that really into it are extremely interested in those events. The Hiero sceario is not interesting because of the two turns only? That scenario is a learning scenario and reflects the first two years of the first punic war. If you feel you can't do nothing in two turns, just play the full ast Punic scenario. But yes, its certainly the weakest scenario of all.

3)"The elephants are just a fun factor. They do nothing good in the battle and most of the time they killed my own men or themselves. That is a point some will like and some will not."
True, but their not just a fun factor. Thats exactely what happened in real life: they many times ended up killing their own man. The story of Punic Wars are full of such cases.
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