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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2014, 05:44:09 PM »
Happy birthday GARPA! :D

BTW OSS look an interesting game company. No Trumpets, No Drums sounds fun multiplayer. 8)
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2014, 04:46:09 AM »
^+1

I seem to remember an old WWW mag game by that name, many moons ago?
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #122 on: August 02, 2014, 05:13:56 AM »
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I seem to remember an old WWW mag game by that name, many moons ago?

It was from The Wargamer magazine back in '82; it's a broad remake of that game
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #123 on: August 02, 2014, 05:18:52 AM »
Interesting. It was quite a good game if I recall. Thanks, Brant.
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #124 on: August 03, 2014, 06:02:44 PM »
we sooooooo should've featured this in GARPA

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #125 on: August 15, 2014, 11:38:35 AM »
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2014, 05:15:12 AM »
Very interested in the 1870 game - I see that Compass Games have one on the list for next year as well.
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2014, 06:47:45 AM »
Compass has a bunch of interesting things on the horizon.  Unfortunately, they won't return any of the emails I've sent them about review copies, interviews, previews, anything.
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #128 on: August 29, 2014, 07:23:59 AM »
Last GARPA of the Summer!  Get it while it's still hot!
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #129 on: August 30, 2014, 05:18:55 AM »
Some good stuff there. Clockwork Wars, and Konigsberg 45 look like good candidates for a port to the PC/Mac. Konigsburg 45 looks like a simplified version of an old favourite - To the Wolf's Lair - by Peoples Wargames (not that I've played it for years, but still a very good operational level wargame).
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. Aldous Huxley

Foul Temptress! (Mirth replying to Gus) ;)

On a good day, our legislature has the prestige of a drunk urinating on a wall at 4am and getting most of it on his shoe. On a good day  ::) Steelgrave

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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #130 on: August 30, 2014, 05:37:14 AM »
Some good stuff there. Clockwork Wars, and Konigsberg 45 look like good candidates for a port to the PC/Mac. Konigsburg 45 looks like a simplified version of an old favourite - To the Wolf's Lair - by Peoples Wargames (not that I've played it for years, but still a very good operational level wargame).

That made me think of all the hours I spent playing 'Korsun Pocket' back in the day  ;)
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #131 on: August 30, 2014, 07:34:48 AM »
Some good stuff there. Clockwork Wars, and Konigsberg 45 look like good candidates for a port to the PC/Mac. Konigsburg 45 looks like a simplified version of an old favourite - To the Wolf's Lair - by Peoples Wargames (not that I've played it for years, but still a very good operational level wargame).

That made me think of all the hours I spent playing 'Korsun Pocket' back in the day  ;)
They did some good games as I recall. I bought Black Sea, Black Death, Aachen, and To the Wolf's Lair - all good stuff. IIRC they're all Jack Radey games - a bit complex, but definitely more detail in the combat than you get in most boardgames at the scale. Whilst sometimes heavy going, there is no doubt for me that the attention to detail made up for that in large part. The games were also VERY well researched. The big downer was ever finding a local opponent who wanted to play them. :( BTW, I don't know if anyone's noticed but in all of the HOI games - don't know about HOI4 - there is no beach to land at Novorossiysk - which is the whole point of the land/sea operation modelled in Black Sea, Black Death.

OT - the future President Brezhnev fought in the battle at the Malya Zemlya (tr. the little land) - it was the diversionary landing, the main effort was a disaster, and eventually it became the main amphibious event. IIRC it was eventually relieved a couple of months later, and has the dubious fame of having had more explosive fired in anger into it's toehold per square metre, than in any other action on the Eastern front - scary when you think about battles like Stalingrad, Leningrad, Warsaw and Buda-Pest :o.
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The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. Aldous Huxley

Foul Temptress! (Mirth replying to Gus) ;)

On a good day, our legislature has the prestige of a drunk urinating on a wall at 4am and getting most of it on his shoe. On a good day  ::) Steelgrave

It's kind of silly to investigate whether or not a Clinton is lying. That's sort of like investigating why the sky is blue. Banzai_Cat

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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #132 on: September 12, 2014, 07:18:08 AM »
Fresh GARPA - your wallet has been warned :)
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #133 on: September 12, 2014, 12:57:22 PM »
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Re: Feedback on GARPA!
« Reply #134 on: September 26, 2014, 07:11:36 AM »
If it's Friday and you're GARPA clap your hands!

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