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GMT COIN Wargames
« on: March 11, 2016, 07:38:16 PM »
We're going to run some events at Origins.  Leaning toward Liberty or Death (as the new one) for the smaller games, and A Distant Plain as the team game.

What do you guys think?
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 10:06:01 PM »
LoD is the new hotness and a fairly brilliant game.  So, on both counts, no-brainer.

I think Cuba Libre is actually the best of the others, but folks do love them some Fire in the Lake.

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 03:52:23 AM »
The no-brainer past about it is that it might not be in sick for our events to double as a showcase to help sell copies...
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 05:07:49 AM »
LoD is the new hotness and a fairly brilliant game.  So, on both counts, no-brainer.

I think Cuba Libre is actually the best of the others, but folks do love them some Fire in the Lake.

If someone doesn't like the most recent flavor, they shouldn't worry.  There will be another along in three months.   :P

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 05:21:49 AM »
Pretty much, since Algeria and Roman France are next
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 06:09:01 AM »
Pretty much, since Algeria and Roman France are next

... and then Roman Britain... and ... others.  Already on the planner.  :o


Interesting system & all.  I just hope their constant printing of new ones isn't holding up other P500s waiting to head there.  :-\

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 06:31:22 AM »
Really looking forward to the Roman Britain one.... even though I haven't played any of the others yet.....
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 03:26:33 PM »
Really looking forward to the Roman Britain one.... even though I haven't played any of the others yet.....


I pre-ordered Fire In The Lake.  Still haven't got around to doing much with it other than punching the few counters.

Would've been more interested in the Gallic War or Roman Britain one, too.  Not sure if I'll jump on them without having played the one I already own.

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 08:30:35 PM »
I've got a copy of A Distant Plain that I scored in a math trade. I'll get to it at some point.  :))

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2016, 09:24:53 PM »
I have all of them that are out and the others on pre-order.

They may become the definitive "oh, look, so much awesome game and no one to play it with" games in my collection as my group can only bear so much COIN before I get the gimlet eye.

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 04:50:34 PM »
I'm looking forward to the Pendragon game out next year.

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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2016, 09:59:18 AM »
I have all of them that are out and the others on pre-order.

They may become the definitive "oh, look, so much awesome game and no one to play it with" games in my collection as my group can only bear so much COIN before I get the gimlet eye.

They play pretty well with Vassal. Happy to get a game going sometime.
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2016, 09:00:39 PM »
@AzTank -- A GH "FitL" would be pretty awesome, I think me.

@Brant -- Now that Mssr. Buchanan is bumping around here, mebbe he hooks you up with one of the now OOP "VoDs".  Makes it hard to demo something you can't buy just about anywhere.
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2016, 09:27:14 PM »
We've got several playing copies of LOD lined up for Origins, and Enterprise Games has a stick they're bringing along
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Re: GMT COIN Wargames
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 01:59:25 PM »
Let me know how I can help.  Happy to connect for a vassal/Skype walk through.
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