That was actually a wasted shot...the Mauser was already KIA...the best I can achieve now, depending on who wins int, is a draw..I concede. Good Game Ensign! What are your initial impressions of this game, now having played, & won by the way, your first game...Congratulations! Lt. C
Wow! Thanks! Wasn't sure if I did win. Sorry I didn't mean to get so bloodthirsty! It was challenging but I also see the tactical planning skills needed to gain a victory. Plus the luck on the rolls of the dice can make/break you. Thanks for the introduction!
Indeed to the dice part...a great build & ice cold dice can be quite unpleasant shall we say. You did grasp the tactical aspect as the game progressed as well. A good plan, a solid build but cold dice can make a seemingly easy win into either a tight game or just a thrashing. Shall we switch sides & give er another go perhaps? Maybe add some Steely Resolve Infantry to learn another little nuance, maybe some artillery...vehicles...Tanks...
When I started this game, having already been playing the old Avalon Hill bookcase games, what really got me hooked was the pieces...no more little cardboard squares...actual infantry soldiers, artillery pieces, TANKS...halftracks...planes...trucks even....but they had "The Look"..not some printed cardboard piece with a symbol or a picture of a tank..nope...an actual Tank piece or cannon..even the infantry was an improvement over the cardboard squares. So I went total immersion into it...buying the starter sets for the rules & maps & counters & then the boosters...a box of pieces that were unknown other than the particular set they corresponded to...we here in the forum called it "Booster Rush"...the thrill of the unknown somewhat & then crack it open & see what you pulled. Some were mediocre...some were nice & sometimes...Eureka...a major nice unit! Those days are long gone sadly for us hardcore Plasticrack addicts but the game remains fun.
I hope we can entice you into our world some more now that you have had just a taste of the fun this hobby has given us. Thanks for the game, I enjoyed it & hope you did as well & I also hope we can play again, add more things as we go & soon be battling it out in any theater of action from WW2...it is all here for you now that you are a member & have access to all the units from all the countries in the game system.
Thank you Curt. I know there are some long-time enthusiasts on here including yourself. I will let you know about another match as you described in your earlier post. The manual you provided really helped me out tremendously with understanding how the game is played.