Big Games Thoughts for 2019

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by tombeach » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi Merv,

Thanks for weighing in on your thoughts and aspirations for AW2 at WF 2019!

I agree that this game offers one of the very best sims on the Normandy campaign. I realize you're tepid on NES's game, and while I love that system and game in particular on the subject, I agree that GOSS is my preferred system as I much prefer battalion-level play over regimental.

And with the new v17 (Sept. 2016) re-write, I think much has been improved in regards to organization and referencing of rules in order to facilitate faster play and less downtime.

I haven't revisited the AW2 scenarios of late. And while I prefer starting from the June 6 Air/Amphib start, have you considered a post-landings start for convention play? I'm not advocating that. Just wondering if it is an option you've explored?

I am prepared to make a commitment to playing AW2 if you want to lock it in. I would enjoy a second go at playing the German's to see if we can't do better. But would like to play the Caen sector as I have not yet done so. But I am happy to play either side and any sector if you, Gary or Shawn have preferences.

Okay then. Given what appears to be likelihood of playing this, I'm going to break out my copy and start re-training for play.

Tom

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by MTierney » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:10 pm

Tom and Gary,
I have the game laid out and partly set up for the landings. Shawn wants to play so when Gary makes it up we can see how it goes. We should be able to get June 6th done in a couple sessions.

I would like to take the Brits again and Shawn the Americans. Gary, you ok with facing Shawn? That puts Tom facing me as he requested. We can talk in two weeks if not. Look forward to playing this again.

Merv

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by tombeach » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:14 pm

That all sounds fine. Again, I'll play any sector, Gary.

Just to confirm, we will be using v17 (9/11/16) GOSS and the latest AW v4.0 (9/19/16) rules sets, correct?

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by KevinRohrer » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:14 am

I just received my copy of Under The Iron Sky, which would qualify as a big game. Any interest in this?

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by tombeach » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:32 pm

I have this game and it looks great. Something I look forward to trying one day.

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by Thohead » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:37 pm

I am willing to run a Line of Battle (LOB) series game if there is interest. I have all of the games in the series. It seems the greatest interest is in Last Chance for Victory, which would require a 1/2 dozen players to do it justice. With fewer players (as few as 2-3), None But Heroes would work well. And Antietam is a one day battle so it definitely can be played to completion if a few days. For something in between, there is This Terrible Sound (Chickamauga).

LOB is an intuitively game system and I can teach anyone who has an interest to understand the rules in less than 30 minutes.
Alternatively, I am ready to teach and play an Age of Reason series game or a WW1 game like Marne 1918 or the new GMT game Gallipoli, 1915.

I'll probably open a separate blog for LOB.

Thomas

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by kqrgcw » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:06 pm

There will be a Long Roads to Gettysburg game from the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War. It links practically every map from Fredericksburg to Harrisburg and part of the Valley. As memory serves me it starts on or around Brandy Station and lasts till about the end of July. MMP has the add on rules on its site under resources to complement the Gettysburg II game. Two can do it but more will work better.

Also see posts on GCoACW on the 2019 and 2018 pages.

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by Ardwulf » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:55 pm

See, the problem is that there are too many big good games this year. Next year please schedule more crap.
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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by TEJ » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:10 am

Kevin,

I hadn't heard of Under an Iron Sky before your post and had to Google it. Please bring it, show it, and perhaps have some takers for a 2020 WFest main game, or even as a backup in 2019 if other events don't go as hoped for.

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Re: Big Games Thoughts for 2019

Post by shturmovik » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:18 am

Greeting from the Western Front/Coast - thankfully, no fires near me, for the moment.

I'll throw this one out for a laugh...
How about Total War!
I have all the maps, counters and the starting OBs and I've started on extending the reinforcement schedule.
If there was enough interest, I could complete it.
Then it's just a case of which CRT to use - I think we were on the Leopard Table last time (many, many years ago).

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