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1088618 No.4773  
>> No.4828  
Oh shit, neat. Hows that play?
>> No.4829  
Honestly kind of boring
The topic was interesting, and the complexity was rated low but it was one of those wargames that becomes a slog to play solo
I believe it was: every turn is 9 phases, 2 phases are battle phases for each side that consist of 9 steps each
Like if I played with someone else then it would be fine, but solo it's like going through a checklist each time
It was also my first MMP game, next I have their A Victory Lost on my table
Will play that next week
>> No.4830  
Never touched a chit game, always been a miniature wargamer.
A Victory Lost, whats that about?
>> No.4834  
The Soviet counterattack in Ukraine against the Germans
Historically I believe the Germans won that battle
>> No.4835  
Also, I find chit games are much more interesting than miniatures. Miniatures tend to be one size fit all to get a large playerbase so people can find opponents.
Chit games can be very niche within their own genre.
You should give them a try. I might be up for a game, solo play gets boring. However the time requirement for a single game can be high.
>> No.4860  
playing a wargame slow can push any where from 5-6 hours to 11-12 hours depending on the rules and who youre playing with. How long does a chit game go for?
>> No.4861  
very much depends on the game and if you're a sit-and-think every movement person
But usually at least an hour for the less complex (like the old Avalon Hill titles) to possibly hundreds of hours
I own Rise and Decline of the Third Reich but never played. The boardgamegeek estimated time is 24 hours for a full game with two people
There is an advanced version which doubles it.
The OP game is rated at 2 hours, I played for 1.5 and didn't get to the halfway point.
The longest game I've played solo is probably Bull Run (1983). Rated at 4 hours, I think I played for 3 before finishing. However, I house ruled the command mechanic because I hate activation rules when playing solo.
>> No.4863  
Also have a game ordered that's 1-50 hours depending on scenario.
I wish I had someone to play with, but hex-and-counter is usually long and I'm too nervous to go to the boardgame club
>> No.4868  
That doesnt seem too bad really. Where do you usually set up? I havent played a wargame in awhile, Id be down, given our schedules.
>> No.4869  
At my house in Clayton
With a shorter game I'd be willing to set up in a library room
But a really long game needs to be set up and not taken down, for a week or more sometimes
>> No.4872  
Oh damn, thats pretty far. A shorter game in the library could be doable.
>> No.4903  
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I just bought plexiglass to enhance paper map games
$13/pane, 4 panes
>> No.4907  
Maybe we should try this game
A block game - not counter - but well rated. I own a copy of the Columbia Games 3rd edition yet haven't played.
Can play 2 or 3
>> No.4924  
>>4903 plexi is a pretty solid idea for papery maps. I've only ever played things like A&A w/ a sturdy map that you can hurl across the room when someone claims Berlin
>> No.4982  
outta sight. big waterloo fan, hell, 100 days campaign really.

im down for that, whenre you on campus usually. I can be mon-thurs after 5
>> No.5069  
This week I probably can't. Next week my Monday ends at 3. The game is rated at 2 hrs plus we need to learn it, so we'll need at least 3 hours. That Wednesday I finish at 4, also I'm here for fall break.
>> No.5181  
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Moved in front of the tv, finally a chance to play
>> No.5186  
Oh nice man, Im still down for next week, but im only free after 5 on weekdays.
>> No.5190  
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It set

Probably Wednesday would work best
>> No.5191  
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that is a cute typewriter!
ah, I see nao. I have an electric typewriter that looks just like that atari
do you use it a lot?
>> No.5192  
It's an atari 800
>> No.5194  
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Nah. I played it a bit when I got it but I didn't have DSDD diskettes for saving. I've got them now but setting it up takes a while.

After 2 turns. I need to study so I'll pause here. The full game is 9 turns and rated at 6 hours.
>> No.5213  
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The cat barks at the dog
>> No.5218  
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The end. Soviets 30 Germans 20
>> No.5223  
Is that the whole game?
>> No.5227  
Yea. Took me 3 sessions over 2 days to complete all 9 turns.
>> No.5230  
And I didn't post every pic I took
the game took at least 5 hours to play
Tomorrow I will receive Unconditional Surrender (a monster) and Holland '44 (just released)
>> No.5280  
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A very good feeling
>> No.5281  
Conductor we have a problem
I knew that Unconditional Surrender was too large for my current setup - just one half of the map takes up 80% of my table - but I didn't realize Holland was too. The main Holland map fits fine, but I neglected to notice it has a map section you must append to the top, making it too large. Curse my small table

Instead I will play Warriors of God by MMP, a game about the 100 Years War
>> No.5292  
Holy moly thats a big board.
Hows it going for wednesday/tomorrow? Im still free after 5 unless things have changed for you.
>> No.5294  
There are some games that have 8+ maps
Someone playing Case Blue

Do you prefer Hill or Hunt?
>> No.5296  
Hill, if you dont mind. Not a fan of Hunt, unless you prefer it, then that works.
>> No.5297  
I can't stand Hunt
It's hot and far away from anything I do, being a non-engineer
Unfortunately all the good rooms were already taken (why are so many people in the library the night before break ?_?)
but I got us Room A on the 7th floor, starting at 5:30
If something comes up and you can't make it, post on this thread before 4:30 so I know not to leave
>> No.5300  
Alright, sounds goo.
Ill let you know if something comes up, but I should be free still.

Hunt sucks. Waste of space
>> No.5322  
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Bulchers last stand
>> No.5323  
The world turned upside down and Napoleon victorious!
The Prussian's final stand at Liege was valiantly fought.
>> No.5331  
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Warriors of God setup
This game has rave reviews and the map is well done.
But the rule book is a little scatterbrain on first read-through.
>> No.5333  
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After six turns - English have only a slight lead in victory points but have substantial real estate
>> No.5334  
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Overwhelming English victory
I actually fucked up playing this-I tend to be very aggressive but even the rulebook tells you to play it slow and pass turns. I forced an early battle as the English and won; tried an aggressive counterattack as the French and lost horribly.
It was all downhill from there.
>> No.5336  
413 Request Entity Too Large 413 Request Entity Too Large nginx/1.12.1

Admin fix
>> No.5338  
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the site has really gone through a lot in the past few days/weeks
what are you trying to do when it throws you that error?

I know that the campus DNS servers have not all rolled over to point to the new IP address, and I've had problems connecting all around main & centennial
>> No.5340  
Uploading an image. It's smaller in size and shape than others I've uploaded so that shouldn't be an issue.
>> No.5347  
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Still doesn't work
But this one did
Not very different either
>> No.5349  
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It looked to be related to the size of the image; I'm using nginx so that you see a cute "howler is offline" page when the server goes down for a few seconds knstead of it just timing out

Anyway, I just bumped the maximum file upload size to 10MB so it should be fine nao
>> No.5350  
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Works now
Feels like the size isn't that different than what I was uploading before

SPI's Battle for Germany
>> No.5351  
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Yea even this thread I was uploading larger images in size and shape whatever I guess
>> No.5354  
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This thread might like After School Dice Club

I've never read it before but it seems neat; they play lots of board games
club mailing lists are horrendous; what'd you want to use it for? Also, clubs always meet at the worst days of the week
>> No.5355  
I'll check it out
is that patchwork on the front? Nah, Marrakech.
>> No.5356  
I need more people to game with. I can't usually make the Tabletop club's meet time - I sent an email to the club president if I could use their mailing list but he hasn't replied.
Anyone here interested in meeting up? I met up with a guy for Napoleon 1815 last week and that worked well.
Just to solicit players for occasional board games
Yea I know clubs need to meet well after classes but the meet times are always ridiculous. I also wanted to do the track and CC club but they meet at like 6 pm. I'm way too tired to run by midday.
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I called this game early. It's a two player: Soviets and West Germans vs allies and East Germans with a boundary down the middle. The Soviets steamrolled East Germany though
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this is pretty lewd
>> No.5364  
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Next up on my table is Rise and Decline of the Third Reich, 3rd edition
550 counters, 6 scenario cards, and a deluxe sized map. Unfortunately, I don't own Advanced 3R, which adds a lot of depth to the game
Back of the box says 4-12 hours, BGG says 24 hours.
*actually just realized I have the 4th edition, the latest edition before they reimplemented it as A3R. The 4th edition still has 3rd edition on the box, but the rules says 4th edition.
>> No.5372  
My bad I am awful with email, and I meant to say that I'm not
>> No.5373  
I'm not the president anymore, phillip is. The email list is more for club announcements and news while the Facebook group lets people form pickup games. I would approach phillip so that he can work it into the weekly email if you don't use Facebook.
>> No.5424  
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deutschland uber alles
>> No.5425  
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A nice cold war gone hot game would be sweet, theres the team yankee set, but I never printed it out to play it.
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I'll just use the facebook if I want to, even though I don't use it. Won't kill me to get on it once in a while
Haven't had a chance to set up Third Reich yet, all the tests and exams have piled on. I just ordered a new table that's 72x36
Enough room for Unconditional Surrender and hopefully enough for the booklets as well.

This isn't in my hands yet, but I just ordered it for $43.75 after shipping. 4 very small hex-and-counter games set in Napoleon's era.
>> No.5431  
Just arrived, the components are in great condition
BGG: 60-90 minutes per game
@Anyone reading this, up for a game?

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