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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2460 on: May 12, 2018, 06:37:27 PM »
I was excited to get DVG's 'War of the Worlds,' but the rules are rather confusing. I'm going to have to read through them again.

The game looks cool, though.



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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2461 on: May 12, 2018, 06:59:45 PM »
^ I'm still waiting for my copy. I went with the Old Blighty edition.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2462 on: May 17, 2018, 12:00:02 AM »
I've been humming and hah'ing over what game to put out. Gaming real estate is a premium in the summer months because I want to make models in the good light....

I've had the Heroes of The Falklands manual out. I've had the Target for Today manual out. In the end, I've choosen to go back to Conflict of Heroes. Bawb sold me the collection Storms of Steel and Price of Honor and I bought the Solo pack some time ago.

Opening the manual I immediately remembered how excellent the rules are. This is going to be pretty easy to get into. Much simpler imo than LnL games. I prefer the scale of the LnL games and love some aspects of the games - but the tight time scales on the missions, spotting, morale and the requirement of a leader to be able to steady a unit just exasperate me. They are absolutely realistic aspects - but from a gaming perspective, they just leave me feeling frustrated.

So - in short, Conflict of Heroes it is - and I'll give the Solo expansion an outing too.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2463 on: May 17, 2018, 01:22:14 AM »
I just started listening to an audiobook about Guadalcanal so the urge to break out CoH: Guadalcanal has been growing.  I've played it a handful of times with some guys from my local group and everyone enjoyed it quite a bit but none of them were willing to take on any but the first three scenarios in the book as all but those first three incorporates hidden setup/movement.

I picked up LnL: Heroes of North Africa and it looks like it'll be fun.  I was surprised at how few German and US units were present in the game and just how many Italian units are present. 

I also picked up the DVG version of Down in Flames: Aces High and Down in Flames: Guns Blazing as they were on clearance at one of the mail order stores a few weeks ago.  It looks like it could be a fun little game.  Sadly, the components in the Guns Blazing box have some quality control issues.  Oh well, for the price I'm not too worried about it.


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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2464 on: May 17, 2018, 01:48:31 AM »
I just started listening to an audiobook about Guadalcanal so the urge to break out CoH: Guadalcanal has been growing.  I've played it a handful of times with some guys from my local group and everyone enjoyed it quite a bit but none of them were willing to take on any but the first three scenarios in the book as all but those first three incorporates hidden setup/movement.

I picked up LnL: Heroes of North Africa and it looks like it'll be fun.  I was surprised at how few German and US units were present in the game and just how many Italian units are present. 

I also picked up the DVG version of Down in Flames: Aces High and Down in Flames: Guns Blazing as they were on clearance at one of the mail order stores a few weeks ago.  It looks like it could be a fun little game.  Sadly, the components in the Guns Blazing box have some quality control issues.  Oh well, for the price I'm not too worried about it.
I'm not sure and I'll do some digging, but I wonder if the "hidden units" and "pre-planned artillery" are taken care of in the solo expansion...brb (admittedly though the solo expansion isn't compatible for anything other than AtB, SoS and PoF)

So I didn't see anything mentioned about existing firefights with hidden units of off board arty being taken care of - however, the Solo expansion has it's own firefights with "rumoured units" where a unit might be there and might not.

So the expansion comes with some specific firefights.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2465 on: May 17, 2018, 06:01:48 AM »
I have At Any Cost: Metz 1870 and Fields of Fire 2nd Edition coming today, and Tide Of Iron Next Wave coming next week.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2466 on: May 27, 2018, 07:56:58 AM »
On the table ATM is 'Black Wednesday - The Battle of Krasni Bor 10-11 Feb 1943'. This one of the 'Gamers/MMP' Tactical Combat Series games and is interesting as it features the 250th (Spanish 'Blue') Division.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2467 on: May 27, 2018, 02:05:18 PM »
Finished my first game, played all by myself, of 1754 Conquest.  Great game.  Easy to play especially when played alone.  Took me about 75 minutes to finish but only because 3 of the four truce cards were in play by the end of turn 3.  (I did do my best shuffling of the decks but obviously it wasn't good enough.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2468 on: May 27, 2018, 03:34:32 PM »
^That's an excellent series. I played 1775 at Origins last year and ended up buying it.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2469 on: May 27, 2018, 03:37:22 PM »
^That's an excellent series. I played 1775 at Origins last year and ended up buying it.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2470 on: May 27, 2018, 03:40:27 PM »
I eventually did.  :-[
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2471 on: May 27, 2018, 03:42:14 PM »
Is it out of the shrink?
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2472 on: May 27, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
Ask me at Origins.  :hide:
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2473 on: May 27, 2018, 05:19:16 PM »
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2474 on: May 27, 2018, 05:55:35 PM »
Shrink off?
All of them.  That's how we get at the rules.

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