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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #120 on: September 13, 2017, 04:10:38 PM »
OSC? Reluctant Enemies is a good one to start with. I've been playing it with a buddy (who got me hooked on the system) and we're now playing Tunisia II on Vassal.

I can honestly say that I'm very impressed with the system and wish I had been convinced (by my buddy) to look at it before. Its been around for a good few years and is a very refined system. In particular, I'm impressed by the way the system handles logistics and air power - not complicated at all but it has a lot of depth.

If, like me, you like operational level games, then this system is hard to beat.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #121 on: September 13, 2017, 04:13:13 PM »
No.  Not at all.  But it looks fantastic and covers an interesting battle and units.  Frankly Bob should be all over it.

I have looked at it, and it scares the daylight out of me..............it looks very interesting and I got as far as getting the rules off GMT's site - but..........too many games...........not enough disposable income!

Also, see my comments re OCS  :)
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #122 on: September 13, 2017, 04:14:10 PM »
The POLAR BEARS come on Bob! 

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2017, 04:14:50 PM »
Yeah, I know  >:(
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2017, 04:16:52 PM »
Its one of the few "D-Day" games that is exclusively British units.  I know its not D-Day, but shortly there after but you get my point.

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #125 on: September 13, 2017, 04:23:08 PM »
I do, because I have long lamented the lack of such games. One of the reasons why I would like 'Beyond the Rhine' is that it includes a scenario that covers the Breskens Pocket and clearing the Scheldt. I really find the operations by 21st Army Group to be of great interest.

Book tip - 'The Long Left Flank' by Jeffery Williams follows Canadian 1st Army and is an excellent read.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #126 on: September 23, 2017, 07:12:38 AM »
A new battalion level Bulge game, inspired by several classics, on the P500 list this month: A time for trumpets. It's selling like hotcakes.

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #127 on: September 23, 2017, 08:24:46 AM »
Not GMT, but regarding the Scheldt Campaign, you are aware of this?

https://hollandspiele.com/products/the-scheldt-campaign


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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #128 on: September 23, 2017, 12:22:42 PM »
I am indeed aware. However, as usual, shipping costs usually are prohibitive and, as yet, there are no distributers this side of the pond.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #129 on: September 23, 2017, 07:43:53 PM »
Bob, do you and your buddy play your Vassal OCS games live?
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #130 on: September 24, 2017, 04:20:33 AM »
Bob, do you and your buddy play your Vassal OCS games live?

Yes we do, and use Steam chat whilst doing so.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #131 on: October 11, 2017, 05:46:19 PM »
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #132 on: October 11, 2017, 07:00:43 PM »
A new battalion level Bulge game, inspired by several classics, on the P500 list this month: A time for trumpets. It's selling like hotcakes.

  A Time for Trumpets...that's the title of a massive Bulge book by a guy who was an infantry captain in the battle.  I'll go look at the game.

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #133 on: October 11, 2017, 07:05:22 PM »
The POLAR BEARS come on Bob!

Yep.  The entire West Riding Division and a whole armored Brigade in very good colors.  You're never going to see a British mechanized battalion rolling out with 15 units in any other company-level game.  The rules need some simplifying, though, I think. 

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #134 on: October 11, 2017, 07:18:46 PM »
A new battalion level Bulge game, inspired by several classics, on the P500 list this month: A time for trumpets. It's selling like hotcakes.

  A Time for Trumpets...that's the title of a massive Bulge book by a guy who was an infantry captain in the battle.  I'll go look at the game.

  Not particularly excited about the Bulge at the moment.  But it looks like somebody might want to check on the Latin that tends to surface in the Pendragon thing.  Sure its just a counter-insurgency but wouldn't Adventus Saxon(some plural 2nd declension like -orum) need to be a genitive?  Its the Adventus of the Saxons, not the Saxon Advent. right?