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Offline ArizonaTank

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Great War Commander
« on: April 13, 2018, 03:27:57 PM »
Have been really excited about this one.  It is now shipping.  The Commander series goes WWI...  But I usually wait until I can get Hexasim stuff from GMT.

But if anyone has this, would love to hear impressions

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165967/great-war-commander
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

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Offline Bison

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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 03:36:57 PM »
What the hell?  How did I miss this one?

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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 03:50:46 PM »
What the hell?  How did I miss this one?

This is one of them rhetorical questions, innit?
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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 04:09:56 PM »
Goddammit, AT. Like I need another damn game right now. :(

Offline ArizonaTank

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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2018, 10:51:27 AM »
This one is hot!!!

GMT had 240 copies and sold them out in less than a week...  Fortunately I managed to get a copy from GMT while they lasted...

Good news however, according to Hexasim rep on BGG, they are shipping more to GMT at end of this month.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1987627/sold-out-gmt

Saw some good buzz from folks who played it at the GMT Warehouse Weekend last week. 

The game only has French, US and German...so plenty of room for expansions; IMHO Austrians, Italians, Brits, Russians, Ottomans, and Serbs at least. 

Sounds like Brits / Commonwealth expansion is up next.

Hexasim has been pretty good in pumping out new games in its Eagles of France series...1 every twelve months... much better than the glacial GMT pace... so crossing fingers that we see the first expansion in six to twelve months.

and best yet for me anyway....  the vassal module is due out any day. ;D
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 11:20:48 AM »
Im interested to see how this one plays.   I need a good YouTube review.

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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 03:03:02 PM »
I have 'Last Eagles - Ligny 1815' and it is a really good game system. The quality of Hexasim games is top-notch.
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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 02:46:43 PM »
Great War Commander is back in stock at GMT if anyone is looking for a copy in North America.
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: Great War Commander
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 09:39:12 AM »
I've played Great War Commander twice. I think it is a great game with well-organized rules and beautiful art.