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Mike Chase
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I think it took me in the neighborhood of three hours or so. Didn't bother me, because I was watching the first five episodes of 24 with the girlfriend. It's a whole ton of stickers.
 
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It took me right at two hours, doing that alone without distractions. Make sure to make up the units as listed on page 3 of the rules, as there are a number of Roman stickers that are not marked as spares, but are indeed extras.
 
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3 Hours for me. Split over two nights.
 
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Two hours.
 
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Three hours of more or less focused stickering, and then some off-and-on for another two hours. I'm notoriously slow at anything requiring precision in manual dexterity, though.
 
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Three hours or so to put the stickers on. Plus, because of the spare stickers and blocks, I had to go through all the blocks and make sure that I had the right number of blocks for each unit type.
 
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Two to three hours, over two nights. Watched a movie while doing it.
 
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4-5 hours for me. I did it all in a row, with a couple breaks for eating. It was awful. And yet wonderful. The game was worth it!
 
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Two and a half hours for the Roman armies...I'll work on the others off and on...that was completely mindnumbing...

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Almost 4 hours, over two evenings. I just finished and have never been happier!

I can actually remember taking the Battle Cry minis off of their sprues and thinking it was the most time-intensive prep possible for a game... oh, how wrong I was!
 
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Way too long. I wish they were cardboard counters with clip on feet instead, like the old Battletech standups.
 
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Between three and four hours split up over two nights while watching the Military Channel ("Go Behind the Lines!")

 
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Haven't finished! shake

Did enough to play scenario #1, then stickered up the extra blocks needed for scenario #2 while playing the switch around of scenario #1 as it was pretty obvious at that point my opponent was hooked

I got about 1/2 of scenario #3 made up during scenario #2, but there isn't such an overlap of units (lotsa horses in scenario #3, can't wait to play).

So not sure how long it will take in total. But a lot less than painting a replacement set of figures, even if I use 2mm so the painting won't take as long. I can't even try to do detail at 2mm, just black undercoat and dry brush the 2-3 colours for each base ... (with a larger scale I'd try and it would take me years to have the bases all complete).
 
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3 beers
 
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Two hours so far but I`ve only put `em on one side! Half way...
 
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About 3 hours--while watching TV. I think I had the History Channel on.
 
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Three beers too! Close to 3 hours. For a $10.00 game, I'd have no issue. But the MSRP is $65.00. Sorta dosen't seem fair.
 
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Took a buddy and I about three hours, together. But there was much talking, some eating, and then the hockey game. You can do this while distracted, just make sure you have everything planned beforehand so as not to make mistakes
 
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15 minutes. But I was tugging at my crack pipe pretty hard.
 
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O minutes.

Find a college student, buy him/her a beer or two. Go out for lunch. Return to find it all stickered up.

Or wait till second hand copies come on the market.
 
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2-3 hours total over two nights. Just be mindful of the sticker designations (Roman/Cath/spares) as I applied one set of Romans to the wrong color block and was using the spare stickers without noticing. shake
 
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..now I know I can say...
It's better with miniatures!!!laugh
 
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Actually, the rules are very explicit about how to put the stickers on and how many of each kind of block a person is to use. Yes, there are MORE stickers than needed of some types. I'm amazed at how people can manage to complain about that.

Still, enough people screwed up that the majority of the CsW header section-- and an addition on this site-- are a caution/advisory to folks.

Having seen a lot of questions posted that are dealt with explicitly in the rules, I guess it is not a surprise that folks are not bothering to read them before playing 'peel and stick.'

Too bad--

While I think the rules could stand some editing and rearranging, I'd guess well over 90% of the stuff that has been asked can be found in them. Note for newcomers, just stop what you are doing, don't peel counters and do turn off TV. Read through the entire rulebook one time. Will take you 12-18 minutes. After that, when a question arises, you will have a fighting chance of remembering, "I saw something about that..."
 
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Unreal what I read here wow

I didn't stick like obsessed, but all in all it took me about 5 to 6 hours.
 
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