Here are my comments on the Advance After Combat Podcast typed up listening live. Thank Goodness I have not been drinking. This could have gotten ugly early.
The guys new purchases this month:
Jason has enjoyed this based upon his video play thru and comments:
Dave bought!!! >>>>
Battle of Moscowa – Clash of Arms, nice.
Primer Battles of the Age of Reason
Stonewall Jackson – MMP.
The monster World at War – 200 pages of rules and super complexity!
Goodies, including clippers.
Here is the actual link to the podcast go take a listen.
Games played – Twilight Struggle…
I have to agree here. I think many of you have seen my Video of my play of TS….;)
Storm of Stalingrad, Jason dug it.
None but Heroes, Marshall plays some ACW!
Terrain, as in many Gamers titles is not artificially conformed to hexsides, which causes a few issues here and there. He does not play with the Orders yet. Tsk Tsk. I hope he gets to them soonest, this a core part of the game and adds a lot of tension, both solo and Face to Face.
Marshall rails on LNLP the WaW system again…..sigh. Here we go…
David gives his impressions, and piles on. While there are many oversights in America Conquered ( I think it is the single worst produced LNLP title ever produced, the game play is excellent)
Sadly Dave is missing or missed the full back story..here.. really does not cover the situation based upon the entire back story. For example WWIII has been raging for several months. France has already nuked the Soviets and the Soviets have responded… sigh. Ok, the story sucks got it, now we are spun upon on scenario introductions…Funnily enough I read some of the introductions to scenarios over at the Board Game Show for Eisenbach Gap. It seems that the entire AAC guys have a hard on for LNLP, …LOL, I think.
Try the game online on Vassal then decide is all I can say…oh but wait then there is more!!!!
So the point is don’t piss about with back story just put the game out and let me shoot stuff. Sorry. No thanks.
Here is where I differ. One of the things that bothers me about small action level games, from skirmish to platoon level is the lack of context in the overall scheme of things. Why did that action matter? Why are these platoons headed to this bridge? To me it is NOT just about getting some tanks to bang heads. I require a purpose a theme. That is why the idea of skirmish level minis makes me wary. I do not want to just go buy a 6 point army and bang heads. It has to have context. That is why Saga is unlikely to ever hit my table.
Then Marshall goes to town on a second rant – hilarious…talking about the wrong title again, and bitching about printing, which we all know they have had issues for 2 or 3 of the recent titles. ok I get it.,,, the fucking horse is dead guys.
sigh…it is at this point I got to turn off the pod cast. EVERY Episode now has been a ragging on LNLP. I’m really trying to understand why that has to happen.
Can we move on?
I know I’m a fan boy so I’ll let it go. It was a great podcast up until then.
Can’t wait for next months episode.