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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 10:22:36 AM »
How’s that whole Outpost Gamma thing coming along BTW?

You're a good man for asking, SDR. Honestly it's comments like this that make me know I need to get back to it.

I have all the files still - it's all good. I need to reaquaint myself with it and get back into it ASAP.
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Today at 08:10:27 AM »
How’s that whole Outpost Gamma thing coming along BTW?
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by mirth on Today at 08:07:32 AM »
because I don't like doing half-finished ones.

Nor do we like reading them :P
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 08:03:14 AM »
Have you read my AAR? You do know I am doing the German side right?  :))

Ugrrrr....yes I meant you're doing the German side. I typed that in too much of a hurry. My bad! I could do the British side.

You're correct, they are a lot of work. If I do another AAR, I'm going to have to do it all in advance and finish it before I post it because I don't like doing half-finished ones.
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Tabletop AARs / Re: Azathoth vs the World!: an Eldrich Horror AAR
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 06:40:30 AM »
Was keeping watch on this one!  :-\

Hopefully after the Christmas season it'll return.
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by Barthheart on Today at 06:03:55 AM »
 :knuppel2:
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 06:00:33 AM »
All my pleasure - really. I'm really enjoying it SW. The rules are clear with references to sub rules and steps in the appropriate places. Just one realaly cool game.

I wish I had a pair of those bloody clippers though so I could clip these counters - they're doing my nut in!  >:D (ducks from Barth)
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 05:40:10 AM »
Thanks for doing this JD. I may have to make getting this game on the table one of my New Year's resolutions.
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 05:20:19 AM »
Great AAR, JD  :bd:
Thanks bob. Hard work these AARs.  O0
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Tabletop AARs / Re: RAF Battle of Britain
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 05:19:48 AM »
+1  :)

JD do You choose  the targets freely or have to draw them from a stack?

so is their a strategic layer plan (in the limitation of what Berlin had ordered) a strategy you have made up
You have a stack of target cards and they're shuffled at the beginning of the game. You then draw 10 cards (8 if there's early morning haze) and you get to choose from the target cards selected. Some will be removed from you due to their strategic value and the Target Priority set. You don't have to engage with all targets either.

I don't know if that randomness equates to no strategic layer - I suppose it does because I can't purely focus on big raids and going after airfields for example. I could in the sense that I could choose not to attack industry and cities.

So I guess I have no strategic control over what's being targeted. Perhaps that's to do with the solo element and play balance - I don't know.

Perhaps the Target Priority and the Strategic Value on the target cards provide that strategy layer - but it's not something you as a player have control of.

That does make me wonder how it would play out if I was able to focus purely on Airfields or Radar  :dreamer:

As the British, the Germans have a starting target priority list (I think based on the scenario/starting date). As the game progresses, if your RAF is inflicting significant losses against the Germans, those target priorities may change. So, the tempo of the Luftwaffe's offensive may change from focusing on radar stations and airfields, to cities. As the British player, this is something you will hope for, because it will give you more time to react to raids, and will take the pressure off of your airfields.

The card system randomizes the targets for you, but again, IIRC the content of that target deck depends on the scenario/date. The game also simulates the amount of warning you have about a raid, so there's a chance that you might send your squadron(s) to intercept a German raid that ends up being a ghost, while the 'real' raid unloads on whatever target the game's card system generates. It's a pretty cool feature.

If you play as the Germans, you choose your targets, but I cannot recall offhand if you're hamstrung by High Command or get to make these choices yourself. (It's been a while since I played the Lion side of things.) I can't imagine you're not hamstrung, because that's one of the major events that can turn the tide against the Germans.

Dammit, JD. I'd been wanting to do an AAR on this game, but I get so overwhelmed with life sometimes that I can't get to it. But if you're doing the British side, maybe I'll start one with the German side. :)
There speaks a man who read the rules rather than me who skims them and then reads as he goes.

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Dammit, JD. I'd been wanting to do an AAR on this game, but I get so overwhelmed with life sometimes that I can't get to it.
AARs ar a lot of work.


As for this BC
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But if you're doing the British side, maybe I'll start one with the German side
Have you read my AAR? You do know I am doing the German side right?  :))
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