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#1 American63

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:24 AM

 I am really interested in this game. Is it as good as it looks and sounds? Would appreciate any thoughts.

Many thanks.



#2 Olivier Rosseeuw

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:17 PM

Hi American63 !

My opinion is :

This is a good introduction to Napoleonic Wargames with figures. Easy and fast to learn, nice miniatures, luxury material. It can be played easily, without a serious headache !

If FFG / NG is going to issue new add-ons (some's are already scheduled), this game will become more and more interesting.

I have already painted few figures and it's really nice. The maps are "old Fashioned" type and with painted figures, that's really cool.

Hope it will help you to take your decision.

Olivier

PS : Apologize for the "bad English" as I'm French



#3 American63

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:31 AM

 Many thanks Oliver for your time and trouble! This just confirms what I thought the game was like.

Thanks again.



#4 LETE

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:51 PM

If you go to Boardgamegeeks dot come you can get a lot more info...

 

 

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#5 spetznas

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:39 AM

well i have the opposite opinion of Olivier..

as far as i'm concerned, rules are very complex, although they finally released an update on it.

i played it a couple of times only because of its difficutly, for me, to be played by the rules.

Note that i am not a wargamer fanatic and have only a couple of wargames in my shelves. So if you are more experienced, that might change things.

Anyway, for it's real price (was 99€ at the time, but luckily had it at 50) it's definetly not worth if for me...

 

keep us posted on your feeling if you buy the game !

 

 



#6 Olivier Rosseeuw

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:22 PM

I agree with Spetznas ; I'm an old Grognard and I play Wargames for over than 30 years ... (I'm getting old !!!).

But again, the material is really cool.

Please give us feedback if you ever buy the game.



#7 LETE

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:43 PM

Hi!

 

My 2 pence:

 

Battle Cry (a cool & EZ boardgame about the US Civil War) is roughly "same period, same war rules".

 

For me:

Battle Cry is complexity 1

 

BON is complexity 4

 

Out of possible 10

 

I find that in these games the order of the turn is always key.  Once you get that down, everything else falls naturally.  The units work/behave the way you'd expect 'em to.  But you have to know beforehand how did they work in "real life" battles from that time to plan your moves.

 

A few movies or TV, or books will enlighten.

 

 

L



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

sounds like an interesting game , something more easily approachable than most other historicals games .






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