Atlantic Wall prep

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by shturmovik » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:23 pm

Hello again everyone and a Happy New Year to you all!
Generalissimo Sarnecki here, calling in from the Western Front (CA).

I am planning on coming to Winterfest this year - it's been too long.
Alas, I can only make it from Friday 6th to Tue 10th. (Have to be back in CA by Tue night.)
I will not be encumbered with any kids though, since my older boy is studying hard in HS and the younger one is too young still.

Anyway, what swung it this year was that you are playing AW, and I am very keen on playing it, having bought one of the first copies.
I have read all the rules but have yet to play, so I would love to act as a Chief of Staff for one of the commanders with a view to assuming an independent command before I leave on the Tuesday. Maybe something in the British sector? Hopefully, I am still a quick learner.

I will also be bringing my remake of Kingmaker that I am starting to post at the BGG website.
Anyone played Kingmaker before? If so, you are in for a treat!

Cheers,
Greg.

PS Would anyone be able to pick me up and drop me off again from CLE? Sorry to impose.

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by kqrgcw » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:56 am

Sorry to bust into the Atlantic Wall site, but Gregg, I played Kingmaker years ago a number of times with the additinal AH cards for the deck. It's been wayyyy over 10 years since I played but I always enjoyed the game even when getting trounced. If I remember the calling of Parliament could be a real game changer.

Roger

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by tombeach » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:00 am

Hi Greg,

Just wanted to say hi and welcome you to the AW game should you decide to become involved. I look forward to meeting you.

Merv,

Got a lot of solitaire time in this week and feel like I had some real breakthroughs with the rules and play. As ever, I learned a few more things I thought I understood but found out I had misunderstood. Nothing crucial per se, but important nonetheless. Feeling really good about things as of this evening. Still haven't tackled the Strat Map, or either Modules yet. Will probably come in only a little better off than I am right now on those, although I intend to do my best to be sharp on the Airborne Module. Hope all continues to go well for you and Shawn.

A few more questions on CSW folder if you can check. Posted them also to Rules on BGG. Things you probably already know answers to.
Tom

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by MTierney » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:32 am

Greg,
Wonderful to hear you are with us this year! Sad it will be so short. :(

We will have to see what we can do to fit you in as an Allied player. Let us know about your arrival time and we will arrange pickup.

Tom,
Shawn and I are having much the same experience as you mention. We think we understand only to realize we have been doing it wrong, but we progress each session. We feel we have a good handle on things now but will want to do a thorough once over of the rules with you and Dave before we start.

We have gotten through the PM turn in our play and it is very interesting. I screwed up though. Shawn has been very particular in his German play and I realized today why. He was still of the understanding that we were playing the ACTUAL game and were going to write down everything! He was happy to learn that we are starting all over from the start!

Look forward to meeting you finally and getting this monster going! Regards
Merv

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by tombeach » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:10 pm

Just realized via the picture credits by Dave M that that is him and you guys on the AW2 images section. Good stuff!

Merv,

Can you explain the parenthesized numbers next to German units on the German Master Reinforcement List? They appear to be dates (7/14A for example). But I can't be sure and don't know how to interpret them completely. Thanks

Also, Dave and I were talking today. We were curious to know if you had considered allowing Simplified Reinforcements or not? Since both sides have the option with their reinforcements, we thought it would be something to check with you on. Thoughts?

Finally, I will be putting together my list of unanswered questions for us to discuss over the next week.

Thanks

Tom

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by shturmovik » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:31 am

Roger, hope you enjoy my remake of Kingmaker.
I've tried to be pretty faithful to the original whilst introducing more accurate history & detail, plus some rule fixes. My sons love the game at least.
Maybe we can play a bit in between AW turns...

Tom, hello there.
Looking forward to playing with you and the others.
I used to be a regular at Winterfest, until I moved to CA.
Now I pop by once every 2 or 3 , so I'm very happy to participate.

Merv,
Good to speak with you again. You may recall I was developing a TLD remake.
Thanks again for lending me Stanton's work on the US OOB.
AW appears to be close to what I was looking to make, so I'm happy to finally play it.
These days I spend my spare time designing my new Kingmaker game.

My Delta flight from MSP gets in at ~6:30pm on the Friday.
I have a 4:30 pm flight back home on the Tuesday.
My cell is 949-784-9234.
Can whoever plans on picking me up please txt me their vehicle description, so know what to look for in the freezing cold of the kerbside.

Barring 60F weather, is there anything else I can bring from CA?!

Cheers,
Greg.

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by MTierney » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:30 pm

Tom,
The numbers you asked about are just informational; the actual historical arrival dates for those units.

I had not given any thought to the simplified arrivals. Will have to reread and we can discuss.

Greg,
Lets make the pickup arrangements via email instead of on this forum. Thanks.
Merv

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Re: Atlantic Wall prep

Post by mignered » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:59 pm

I told Tom Beach that reading the posts for this game is painful.

As a playtester for the first version of Joe's Wacht, we had to literally rewrite the rules and then create our own charts. Then the game became "playable".

However it appears that things have deteriorated. You guys are going to spend a lot of time in the rulebook unless you agree quickly on some house rules.

Good luck.

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