Side/small games for 2016

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby DaveM1 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:14 pm

This one:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/340 ... eonic-wars


Though I've never been bitten by the CDG bug, from what I've heard this is a masterful game, loads of depth, great challenge and fun

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby tombeach » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:24 pm

Ah. OK. Never heard of that one. But then again I do not search out CDG's. Greenwood design makes it interesting looking.

This is the one I was refering to:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39941/legion-honor

Everything I've read about it seems to say its historical and fun.

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby TEJ » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:28 am

Gang,

If someone has and brings an Napoleonic game, such as _War and Peace_, I will happily take a piece of that as a side game. I don't have any and haven't ever tried one. We might try as a side game during the week and then an intensive game on the second weekend.

Dave, I'd love for you to teach me _Hoplite_.

I would like to try _Here I Stand_ or _Virgin Queen_ or some such again. I think this sort of thing would reward sitting at a table together and would thus be great for the second Friday or second Saturday, when the main games are down and some folks have gone. I'm still unhappy with card-driven games like that, but it did leave me wanting another 'go' at it.

I'd like a _Flattop_ or two again.

I am ambivalent about _Close Action_ this year. The designer is putting out a 2d edition and apparently changing the rules in some way. But I presume I'll still bring it and try to drum up a game.

_Downtown_. Lee taught me a couple of scenarios a few weeks ago and I'd like some more of that action.

OCS: If I was to learn this, I'd like it to be Korea, if someone has it and would walk me through.

_Normandy44_ I would take a seat at. It seems like it could be good.

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby MTierney » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:45 am

TEJ wrote:Gang,

If someone has and brings an Napoleonic game, such as _War and Peace_, I will happily take a piece of that as a side game. I don't have any and haven't ever tried one. We might try as a side game during the week and then an intensive game on the second weekend.

Dave, I'd love for you to teach me _Hoplite_.

I would like to try _Here I Stand_ or _Virgin Queen_ or some such again. I think this sort of thing would reward sitting at a table together and would thus be great for the second Friday or second Saturday, when the main games are down and some folks have gone. I'm still unhappy with card-driven games like that, but it did leave me wanting another 'go' at it.

I'd like a _Flattop_ or two again.

I am ambivalent about _Close Action_ this year. The designer is putting out a 2d edition and apparently changing the rules in some way. But I presume I'll still bring it and try to drum up a game.

_Downtown_. Lee taught me a couple of scenarios a few weeks ago and I'd like some more of that action.

OCS: If I was to learn this, I'd like it to be Korea, if someone has it and would walk me through.

_Normandy44_ I would take a seat at. It seems like it could be good.

Todd


Todd,
I think Lee is looking for an OCS Korea partner. He is the only one listed on that. See the "OCS only" string.
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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby ThisLee » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:29 am

DaveM1 wrote:This one:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/340 ... eonic-wars


Though I've never been bitten by the CDG bug, from what I've heard this is a masterful game, loads of depth, great challenge and fun


Yes, this one. It's a lot like "Here I Stand", except ~250 years later, of course.

TEJ wrote:Gang,

If someone has and brings an Napoleonic game, such as _War and Peace_, I will happily take a piece of that as a side game. I don't have any and haven't ever tried one. We might try as a side game during the week and then an intensive game on the second weekend.

I would like to try _Here I Stand_ or _Virgin Queen_ or some such again. I think this sort of thing would reward sitting at a table together and would thus be great for the second Friday or second Saturday, when the main games are down and some folks have gone. I'm still unhappy with card-driven games like that, but it did leave me wanting another 'go' at it.


See above.

I'd like a _Flattop_ or two again.

I am ambivalent about _Close Action_ this year. The designer is putting out a 2d edition and apparently changing the rules in some way. But I presume I'll still bring it and try to drum up a game.

_Downtown_. Lee taught me a couple of scenarios a few weeks ago and I'd like some more of that action.

OCS: If I was to learn this, I'd like it to be Korea, if someone has it and would walk me through.


As said, up for all of those. I do not own OCS Korea, though.

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby MTierney » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:24 am

Lee,
I have Korea. Just remind me to bring it closer to the fest.
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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby DaveM1 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:54 am

For what it's worth, if numbers would make it more interesting to combine teams I'd be fine with playing OCS Korea as opposed to BTR. Might actually make sense to have Newbie Todd on one side and Newbie DaveM1 on the other, with an experienced partner for each

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby kqrgcw » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:05 pm

Yes. Napoleonic Wars, that's the game I have but have only read the rules. Saw it played a few times at Origins and people seemed to be enjoying it.

War and Peace has interesting scenarios but did have some changes and additions made in "The General" NW is probably the better game of the two. I can bring it if people want to give it a whirl.

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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby MTierney » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:33 am

DaveM1 wrote:For what it's worth, if numbers would make it more interesting to combine teams I'd be fine with playing OCS Korea as opposed to BTR. Might actually make sense to have Newbie Todd on one side and Newbie DaveM1 on the other, with an experienced partner for each


Dave,
Since you mentioned this, I will add that you have a good point. IMO Korea is the best OCS game to learn on. Small counter density, a more mobile game, it lends itself to quicker play. Having two green players would balance well. You would have to work out with Troy what he can do on the other game since that leaves him alone. There are guys we have not heard from though. Plenty of time.
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Re: Side/small games for 2016

Postby Thohead » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:20 pm

All

I am very familiar with GMT's Napoleonic Wars CDG. I played it a lot some years ago when the first edition was published. I have the 2nd ed cards and rules, but its been awhile since I've played it. But I would be happy to participate and teach the game if a group wants to play it.

I would definitely be interested in participating in Here I Stand again or Virgin Queen, or any other CDG for that matter. Other multiplayer CDG I have are Successors and Sword of Rome.

I think Ardennes/Normandy 44 are great games and would enjoy playing them with anyone.

Thomas


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