Big Games for "Winerfest" 2020!

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Big Games for "Winerfest" 2020!

Post by Ardwulf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Okay, so here's a landing thread to put the rundown of the large-footprint things we know, or expect, are happening so far at Fest 2020. Comments, ideas, suggestions, corrections and additional input are welcome below. I will add to the top post as input is received or as info flows in from other sources.

Probably Happening but Need Confirmation
Big OCS Thing: Pretty sure Marcus, Tony & Co. will be in attendance to run part or all of the super-mondo-giant East Front experience. Can accommodate at least 2.1 billion players.
Great Campaigns of the American Civil War: Assuming Roger will be able to make it.
Federation & Empire: Last I heard, we expect the Fed & Empire folks to be back for 2020. This would top out at maybe 8 or 10 people?

Proposals
Grand Tactical Series: Rick and I had discussed GTS Greatest Day for 2020.
GOSS: Lucky Forward and an updated rulebook should be out be February.
Thunder in the East/Frank Chadwick's ETO: This seems to be happening at every regional event these days. Maybe we can swing a playtest kit for the upcoming Med War volume?
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Re: Big Games for "Winerfest" 2020!

Post by Madison » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:38 pm

Good options here Gary. If I'm going to even think about the OCS TW, HC etc et all, I am going to have to get a slot where the action is, otherwise I'm going to pass. I'm open for DAK, OCS Case Blue/Summer 42 offensive and BtR. Would be interested in something new. I hear Greg Sarnecki has everything needed to play HMS/GRD/MIA/KIA Total War and would be willing to step back 20 years into Europa, albeit for nostalgic purposes.

Open to other suggestions...

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Re: Big Games for "Winerfest" 2020!

Post by mignered » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:29 am

I can understand Mr Madison’s concern with the
Third Winter northern extensions.
The 3 hour gaps and downtime in these big East Front games are problematic enough. When you compound that with playing a quiet part of the front, it can make the entire experience tedious. However, the opportunity to interact with and play with some of the best OCS luminaries can sharpen your play and knowledge of the system.

In terms of alternatives I certainly wouldn’t want to spend the week in endless rounds of inconsequential air battles and knocking over stacks the size of a Vienna sausage.

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Re: Big Games for "Winerfest" 2020!

Post by Ardwulf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:24 pm

I personally am open to most large-format suggestions, Europa being one exception. We spent a year plus playing Second Front and I have had my fill of it for the decade, although at some point I could be open to a small game in the Balkans or Norway.

At some point fairly soon we should see an update from Multi-Man that I hope will say that Hungarian Rhapsody will be out by then.
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