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Offline Bison

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1140 on: March 28, 2017, 04:44:22 PM »
Woot!


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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1141 on: March 28, 2017, 04:46:31 PM »
still doesn't get him to Origins
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1142 on: March 28, 2017, 04:48:09 PM »
Woot!  Oh wait...damn it!

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1143 on: March 28, 2017, 04:51:09 PM »
still doesn't get him to Origins

Why does he get a pass?!
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1144 on: March 29, 2017, 08:07:43 AM »
Spring break sprang for me today. The perfect excuse to break out something meaty. Decided to dive into the Steel Wolves grand campaign.




This is the view at the end of September '39 (turn 4). Most of the uboat fleet deployed in the first weeks and are back in their pens in Germany working up for future patrols. I had a mediocre first month scoring just 6 points compared to the historical 9 points. My results were 35 ships sunk for a total 150,000 tons, with 2 subs lost...both type VIIs  :tickedoff:





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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1145 on: March 29, 2017, 08:19:35 AM »
O0
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1146 on: March 29, 2017, 12:40:10 PM »
I played Black Orchestra at the FLGS last night.  It's a co-op game that has the players take on the roles of various German plotters in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.  The gameplay is fairly light and somewhat reminiscent of Pandemic and Elder Signs but there's a great deal of historical flavour built into the game.  I had a great time geeking out on all the little historical details built into the game and it's a testament to good design that the game is perfectly playable to those without any real knowledge of WWII, Nazi hierarchy, or Operation Valkyrie.

I played as Hans Oster, 2nd in command of the Abwehr and an anti-Nazi resistor.  I acted early and tried to take out Hitler in 1939 by conspiring to plant a bomb on his plane from Berlin to Nuremberg.  The Gestapo discovered my plot and had me arrested and interrogated.  They couldn't pin anything on me but they were highly suspicious of me for the rest of the game and I was in and out of prison several times.

In the end, the Gestapo had rounded up and imprisoned three of us and were highly suspicious of the forth player as well.  Fortunately, she was able to concoct a plot to poison Hitler's food at the Berlin train station as he returned from Munich in 1943 and we won just as the Gestapo was zeroing in on her.


Neat little game.  It's a bit too light for me to consider picking up but I'd definitely  give it another go using the store's copy.  Love the look of the game board and the artwork on the event and plot cards but I thought the character art was a little too cartoonish for my tastes.


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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1147 on: March 29, 2017, 08:10:05 PM »
Spring break sprang for me today. The perfect excuse to break out something meaty. Decided to dive into the Steel Wolves grand campaign.




This is the view at the end of September '39 (turn 4). Most of the uboat fleet deployed in the first weeks and are back in their pens in Germany working up for future patrols. I had a mediocre first month scoring just 6 points compared to the historical 9 points. My results were 35 ships sunk for a total 150,000 tons, with 2 subs lost...both type VIIs  :tickedoff:



Man that looks good. I need to track me down a copy....
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1148 on: March 31, 2017, 10:50:10 AM »
Spring break sprang for me today. The perfect excuse to break out something meaty. Decided to dive into the Steel Wolves grand campaign.
This is the view at the end of September '39 (turn 4). Most of the uboat fleet deployed in the first weeks and are back in their pens in Germany working up for future patrols. I had a mediocre first month scoring just 6 points compared to the historical 9 points. My results were 35 ships sunk for a total 150,000 tons, with 2 subs lost...both type VIIs  :tickedoff:


Man that looks good. I need to track me down a copy....

Excellent game!!!!   Pricey...but worth the investment. 

One thought, a friend of mine uses the Vassal module to use the automated random chit "cups."  The game has quite of bit of random chit / cup management.  According to him, the vassal module running "in-parallel" with the physical game really helps with the logistics.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1149 on: March 31, 2017, 11:19:37 AM »
Non of those screen shots show up for me  :(
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1150 on: March 31, 2017, 11:21:34 AM »
Me neither.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1151 on: March 31, 2017, 11:28:28 AM »
They're gone fer me too now...  ???
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1152 on: April 01, 2017, 08:41:20 AM »
Damn. No idea why the images disappeared. I re-shared them, so hopefully fixed now.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1153 on: April 01, 2017, 08:59:02 AM »
Damn. No idea why the images disappeared. I re-shared them, so hopefully fixed now.

Yes, I see them now, thanks!
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #1154 on: April 01, 2017, 09:01:15 AM »
Wow, that's a busy table you've got there! I see now what you meant by having the VASSAL module available for assistance  :)
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