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« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2012, 09:13:15 am »
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... .....
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2013, 07:51:37 pm »
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First post intro: I am returning to Axis & Allies after 15 years because crazy mid-age eyestrain making computer/tv hobbies nearly impossible (adieu my beloved Battlefield! - qq).

...and I have love for BotB. If it makes ANY difference, plz pass on to Larry, Krieghund, whomever! another vote to keep these kinds of things coming, if even just new boards using BotB system. I understand that it's not classic A&A (which I love), but enjoy the challenge of scripted reinforcements and the chaos of the combat. Unlike classic system in which I will choose to lose lesser units first during combat, it's nearly anything goes in BotB. Feels more like I am managing forces, but cannot control the results of individual battles. I only influence them. Feels natural to me if I'm at a commander level of some kind.

The twelve-sided die rolls swing wildly! Have already had great drama. To me, for this kind of board game, this system captures a sense of the mayhem of the first days of the Bulge. And the supply mechanic really suits that subject, too. Enjoying that aspect greatly. Thanks, Larry!

I would agree that the look of the board could be improved. I do have a hard time spotting the river cross-hatch at times. A few style aspects like that. Can't complain about the layout, though. Quite interesting so far.
 
Also must thank frimmel for your many thoughts, strategies and questions answered about BotB on these boards. Others of you, too. Your contributions here have greatly enhanced my BotB experience. I might not have gotten over that initial hump without them. Thanks!

sorry tldr; needed to get those off my chest   smiley
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« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2013, 03:42:10 am »
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Also must thank frimmel for your many thoughts, strategies and questions answered about BotB on these boards. Others of you, too. Your contributions here have greatly enhanced my BotB experience. I might not have gotten over that initial hump without them. Thanks!

sorry tldr; needed to get those off my chest   smiley



You're welcome.  afro
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« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2013, 04:34:55 am »
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Welcome, Sundown Kid!  Larry and I are glad you're enjoying the game.
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« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2013, 10:13:04 pm »
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I just got a copy of bulge for $5 at a garage sale and it had all the pieces!  I passed it on to a fellow AA gamer who now has a chance to play this great game.
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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2013, 07:47:47 am »
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Hey all,
The only problem with BOTB is that the system and units aren't like anything we've had before, so learning a new game that is rather unbalanced to begin with isn't a gret proposition. I really like the tactical games though, and would absolutely love a Kursk, or Stalingrad or Midway game!!
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« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2013, 09:57:10 am »
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I really like this game.

One of Avalon Hill's better efforts.  Would also like to see Kursk or Stalingrad.
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« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2013, 12:48:06 pm »
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Kursk.
Not Stalingrad. Russians everywhere!
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« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2014, 04:38:57 am »
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I bought this game when it came out, took a look at it, saw that it was nothing like AA and put it away.  Then in my move to europe I was packing my stuff and it was amongst all my aa games still bran new...I took another look at it over this passed weekend and played vs. myself just to get the rules down...Looking to break it in with a friend in a couple weeks, but so far, I am amazed at how cool it is...My friend is a noobie and we have been doing Dday a lot with some serious drama a swings either way.  With this game, that initiative with attack can swing it in either direction and I found out what it was like to blitz 4 tanks and get stranded without fuel.

I gotta say I was following Frimmels axis strategy and it was over in 4 turns without aircraft getting involved.  I have a feeling playing this against my noob friend I will have to take the allies as I have to let him win once in a while to keep him interested, right?  I like the challenge of learning allies strategy...It was fun in Dday and I think it will be fun here. 

I like the fact you could probably play 2 games in an evening as well. 

I think that Larry had a good idea here to mix it up a bit with Dday and esp bulge.  Making things a little more out of your control as far as losses makes you think like a real general and react to what comes instead of always having tanks and planes left after making your inf cannon fodder. 

This game is awesome and takes some patience to learn at first, but definitely worth it in the end.  Sadly I have only found 1 video on youtube about it and it was just a description..I will have to remedy that with some game vids...

Big shout to Frimmel for the strategies and Krieghound for being "der Spielfuhrer" with all the advice on rules... grin
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« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2014, 08:45:27 am »
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Big shout to Frimmel for the strategies and Krieghound for being "der Spielfuhrer" with all the advice on rules... grin


You're welcome. Glad to know all my typing on here has been a help.
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