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Title: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 07, 2016, 05:20:46 AM
http://grogheads.com/?p=13401
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on December 07, 2016, 09:33:39 AM
For the love of God, put on some pants, man!
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Bison on December 07, 2016, 09:41:06 AM
Nice unboxing BC.  Personally I'd use a static cam, but that's I think just a matter of preference and doesn't detract from the content.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 09:45:04 AM
Hey, you can't just reuse the Grogcast theme!
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: bbmike on December 07, 2016, 09:48:58 AM
Why not? Next Generation did it with TMP.
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I know...NERDS!!!



Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 09:50:34 AM
Why not? Next Generation did it with TMP.
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They got away with it because no one paid attention to TMP.

Oh wait...never mind.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Bison on December 07, 2016, 10:03:20 AM
Why not? Next Generation did it with TMP.
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I know...NERDS!!!





They got away with it because no one paid attention to TMP.

Oh wait...never mind.

Nerds and their nerd acronyms.  Personally, I immediately assumed TMP meant Transportation Motor Pool. 
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 10:06:34 AM
I thought we were talking about thymidine monophosphate
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: bob48 on December 07, 2016, 10:07:39 AM
that was the first thing I thought of..........
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Bison on December 07, 2016, 10:08:57 AM
What have stupid chemical compounds ever done for anyone?  I need me some caffeine to deal with this problem.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: bbmike on December 07, 2016, 10:10:23 AM
Too Many Podcasts?  :-"
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 10:13:40 AM
Too Many Podcasts?  :-"

ha!
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 07, 2016, 10:23:35 AM
It was No Pants...We...uh...Tues...uh...day!

Actually it was shorts. Texas is a lot more forgiving in the "winter" months.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Bison on December 07, 2016, 10:27:53 AM
I have no doubt that the intrawebz are very thankful that your fly was closed...
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 10:30:48 AM
Now if you could just keep yours closed...
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Bison on December 07, 2016, 10:33:15 AM
/sigh/  I'm going to go do some sympathy eating now.  Thanks for helping to contribute to my weight gain problem, jerk.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 08, 2016, 06:32:27 PM
I brought a tripod light and camera tripod home from work so I'll try to have some more videos done this weekend. I've already recorded all of the expansions unboxing, I just need time to put them into Premiere Pro, edit them down, render them, and upload them. It takes a long time to upload crap to YouTube. That 20 minute base game video took nearly 3 hours to get on the channel. :(
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: mirth on December 08, 2016, 06:39:21 PM
Just keep your damned pants on in the next one.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 08, 2016, 06:54:57 PM
can we fire the golf announcer doing the voiceovers and get someone more dynamic?  ;)
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 08, 2016, 07:40:55 PM
You want me to bring in the nerd, the creepy preacher, and the old man to help narrate?
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: MikeGER on December 09, 2016, 06:38:45 AM
THX for the video O0  ....keep them coming!  \m/
and i hope there will be one Let'sPlay sample mission play-through too.

-btw-
i got a Warfighter series question (i assume here you have from Modern and WW II both the whole shebang)

i came to the observation that in Modern you seem to have summed up a bigger selection of different weapons, kits, toys, skills, ...lets call them 'treats'  to pick from to kit-out an individual soldier for a mission and so try different approaches to solve the problem.

In Modern i count 27 items, 30 skills/attributes, and 43 (USA)weapons you can give to an (USA)soldier
(i didn't made the clac for Brits and Russian, ...IIRC its just an exchange of nation specific weapons)
How are the numbers for W II?

and how compare the numbers of available mission and objective cards and the number of location cards you might draw on your way to the objective in both versions.

Well, WW II came up with new additional rules about LOS, spread MG fire, close combat and hardship-points to compensate for history-based lesser equipment and toys   
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 09, 2016, 07:53:53 AM
Good questions, Mike.

I'll have to revisit the modern version of the game - as I said in the vid, it's been a while since I've played it - and learn the WWII version as well. Comparing the content will be excellent. Dan had sent me a footlocker for the modern version of the game, too, with what seems to have been all of the expansion packs, so that's another unboxing I could do (no idea how many have already been done, but why would that stop me?)

Since I brought the equipment home for the weekend, if I have time I'll shoot a couple more unboxing vids...I have a few VPG games in mind as well as some other ones including Tokyo Express and Carrier - since they're unpunched.

I'm finding the videos much easier to do than actually writing up a review and taking a bunch of still pictures. Editing and rendering a video is a time sink, but the computer does most of the work and it's just a matter of waiting for it to process everything.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: demjansk1942 on December 11, 2016, 06:53:03 AM
Where do you buy the WW2 version of the game?
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 11, 2016, 07:08:39 AM
Where do you buy the WW2 version of the game?

At their website (not sure if there's other outlets). Scroll down about halfway and you'll see the WWII Core Game listed:

http://www.mcssl.com/store/danverssengames/tabletop-games/1-players

Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Barthheart on December 11, 2016, 09:12:58 AM
Where do you buy the WW2 version of the game?

Buy it from NWS Games:

http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net/waww2copa1dp.html

Great prices and great service.
 :bd:
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 11, 2016, 03:43:07 PM
I might be stepping outside my comfort zone of PC games by buying this....some reason, catching my interest.

I have looked at some videos and read some articles on it, but having a hard time really knowing if the game is for me.  I would only be playing solo.....anybody have hands on thoughts with this version or maybe even the original to share?
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 11, 2016, 06:30:48 PM
GR, the original is quite fun. It had issues with rules organization but nothing hard to figure out (imo anyway). I really liked the dynamics of a changing battlefield, squad management, surprises, and other things about it. I'm not a huge fan of us-vs.-insurgents, but it is still fun to play.

This WW2 version looks fantastic. It looks like they've improved on the original well. If you prefer WW2 to modern combat, you might like this more.

Sorry I can't give you more depth, though I intend to do that in a full review.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 11, 2016, 06:48:20 PM
Thanks...really tempted
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: MikeGER on December 12, 2016, 12:51:10 AM
I might be stepping outside my comfort zone of PC games by buying this....some reason, catching my interest.

I have looked at some videos and read some articles on it, but having a hard time really knowing if the game is for me.  I would only be playing solo.....anybody have hands on thoughts with this version or maybe even the original to share?

GR, if you happen to have Tabletop Simulator in you Steam library collection
there is a free user made module of Warfighter Modern (the whole shebang!) so you can playtest a little in that virtual environment. the rules (pdf file ) can be found on the DVG webside   

and here is a good thread were the difference or different feeling to play Modern or WW II is discussed
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1686844/own-and-love-original-wf-should-i-get

Peronally i wait for the first real big missions of the fresh WW II release been played through in Let's video series on YT to make up my mind.   
 

@demjansk1942
depends on where your realm is located on this globe
if you are in America i second  Barthheart's recommendation of NWS Games
+1 O0

if you are in Europe (some EU state) you might want take a look at UGG's Store too

http://ugg2nd.de/en/Retail/Warfighter-WWII-Core-Game.html?listtype=search&searchparam=Warfighter

usually shipping cost (+tax and custom) killing even a very good offer from stateside when you order a 'large' physical item from across the pond, Sigh
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 12, 2016, 04:46:26 PM
Thanks for the additional information....boy, really on the fence.....would really like to try something different than PC game
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Bison on December 12, 2016, 04:48:18 PM
Do it!  Just know that once board gaming gets its hooks into you, you will need to invest in some new shelving units.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2016, 04:55:04 PM
I'm going to try to do a video playthrough over the holidays (when I'll actually have time during the day!), though I know that doesn't help decisions now. The base game, as I showed in the video, has a LOT to it. It's pretty much a full-price PC game, if you want to take that leap, GR.

Like Bison says, it's only a matter of time before you're having to store your stuff on shelves. (http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWJ2WqWIUAAFti2.jpg)
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on December 12, 2016, 05:37:29 PM
Don't do it!  I got back into board gaming recently.  God damn it's an expensive hobby, especially if you get into miniatures.  I think I could have bought a decent used car for what I've dumped into board games over the last two years.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2016, 05:44:44 PM
Don't do it!  I got back into board gaming recently.  God damn it's an expensive hobby, especially if you get into miniatures.  I think I could have bought a decent used car for what I've dumped into board games over the last two years.

 ???

Guys, SDR is being facetious here, I'm sure of it. I've spent plenty of time seeing his game board porn galleries in these very forums to know he enjoys every moment of it, even if it is expensive. He wears it like a badge of honor.  ;D
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on December 12, 2016, 06:00:50 PM
It's a sickness, I tell ya!  Got all the new Sails of Glory ships coming this week.  Going to have get yet another bookcase for all the new loot.
Title: Re: Unboxing the DVG Warfighter Tactical Card Game
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2016, 06:08:39 PM
It's a sickness, I tell ya!  Got all the new Sails of Glory ships coming this week.  Going to have get yet another bookcase for all the new loot.

Dude, if I wasn't married/didn't have kids and had the job I have right now...LOL. I'd be right there with you.

In fact I actually learned a while ago to NOT try to keep up with you.