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Wargaming / Re: Fire In the Lake
« Last post by Philippe on Today at 11:45:27 AM »
Does anyone know how Fire in the Lake compares with the 3rd Edition of John Poniskie's Hearts and Minds?

I've noticed a few complaints about the physical quality of the earlier editions, but the 3rd edition is published by Compass games (and includes a solitaire bot scenario).

I know everyone seems to play Fire in the Lake, but I really don't care for wooden cubes because they lack immersion and remind me of Risk.

I'm not a big fan of block games either, but at least when playing a board game on a tabletop there's a reasonable rationale for the blocks.  But I think my dislike of wooden cubes explains why my copy of Pendragon has been gathering dust for about a year.

Unlike Fire in the Lake, the counters of Hearts and Minds actually have something drawn and written on them that makes them worth looking at.  I'm also a fan of John Ponisikie (the designer of King Philip's War and Blood on the Ohio).
Wargaming / Re: High Frontier
« Last post by Geezer on November 09, 2019, 12:30:44 PM »
It's tempting to me too but I've watched some videos of it and my eyes glaze over at the complexity of the rules.  Think I'll stick with SpaceCorp 2025-2300 from GMT for my exploration fix.
Wargaming / Re: No Peace without Spain
« Last post by airboy on November 09, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »
That is very nice!
Wargaming / Compass Games Christmas Sale
« Last post by airboy on November 09, 2019, 12:18:22 PM »
The Compass Games Christmas sale has arrived. 


This one will probably cost me $100s.  There are three or four that I'm likely to get.
Wargaming / Re: High Frontier
« Last post by Rekim on November 09, 2019, 10:45:33 AM »
and over 2661% funded already.

I sure am tempted to partake...but super reluctant to add to my library of games. Will see how my willpower holds up over the next week.
Wargaming / Re: High Frontier
« Last post by Geezer on November 08, 2019, 05:51:57 AM »
Kickstarter for the 4th edition is running now.  Eight days left at the time of this post.
Wargaming / No Peace without Spain
« Last post by Philippe on November 05, 2019, 11:06:47 AM »
This is a bit of a departure from what I usually do, but No Peace without Spain cries out for a decorative place to keep track of your force pools and reinforcements.
My version corrects a few minor glitches in an earlier version from a few years ago, but uses Rigaud's painting of Louis XIV as a background.
This feels appropriate since the whole war was fought in the shadow of the Sun King anyway.

You can download this from the Files section at BoardgameGeek.  Printer and matte photo paper not included.

Role-Playing & Adventure Gaming / Re: Upcoming 'Dune' RPG (Modiphius)
« Last post by Yskonyn on November 04, 2019, 04:19:37 AM »
I wish Modiphius had more to show by now,but it has been awfully quiet.
Role-Playing & Adventure Gaming / Re: Space: 1889 reborn
« Last post by SirAndrewD on November 02, 2019, 05:57:48 PM »
Not sure how comfortable I am with any Ulisses NA releases anymore. 

The book they put out for Warhammer 40k Wrath and Glory was abysmally formatted and horribly edited and written.   It was so bad GW pulled the book from them and gave it to Cubicle 7 for a near 100% rewrite less than a year after release. 
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