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#1 LordofBrewtown

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Reading through these threads, I read some comments that the first BP tends to favor Stark.  Do you find many of the BP's are like this, or just some?  I'd be curious as to which are the most lopsided and which the most fair.  

 

Also, which are the most fun?  I haven't played much yet; but, my first impression is that the BP's with objectives seems more fun than the ones where eliminating enemy units count for most victory points.  I haven't seen the Bara plans or skirmishes yet - but that's the one thing I don't like about the skirmishes - they're all mostly based on eliminating enemy units.  



#2 jack merridew

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

ive played through the first 7 core set scenerios and 1 of the wardens of the west and 2 skirmishes,  imo the most fun scenerios are Wolf Raiders and Battle of the Green Fork.   i really liked wolf raiders because of the burning of tents and the palisades and i still find Battle of the Green Fork to be the most fun because as a Lannister player your lack of information makes it interesting and as a Statrk player its interesting trying to feint your opponent.

 

in my noobish opinion i felt like

Clash at the Kingsroad was easier for Stark

Paying the Piper was easier for Lannister

Riverlands Rescue was easier for Stark

Battle of the Green Fork was easier for Stark

Whispering Wood was easier Lannister

Wolf Raiders was even

Rallying the Remnant was easier for Stark



#3 LordofBrewtown

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

 

Thanks for the info.  I've tried a couple now solo - playing both sides (which can obviously affect strategy).  That said:  

Paying the Piper - Lannister won - & I agree it seems easier for them.  Though I was using a red Greatjon unit (I hadn't seen the FAQ yet) - & the immobility really hurt Stark.  I think the fact that Stark's cavalry units are all green except for Karstark makes it really hard for them to capture any currently held Lannister objectives.  

#19 Road to the Rock:  Lannister won.  This was a fun scenario with the moving merchants; but, I think Lannister has an advantage.  I think the Stark VP's per merchant token need to be 4, (or maybe 5) to even this up.  

BP#1 Fighting Fire with Ice:  Stark won via instant victory condition - but hard to tell if this scenario is even or lopsided, Stark rolled incredibly well, Lannister incredibly poorly - even the random fire spreading greatly favored the Starks.  I can see this scenario going the other way.  

 

I'd really like to see a bit more variety in the battle plans than what is available now:  it would be nice to have a couple more 3 round (short game) plans, and some longer ones (6-7).  Also, vary the # of commanders some more (maybe some plans with 4 commanders per side, but fewer non-commander units & fewer cards/dice).  Right now, most everything is in the 4-5 round range, and 2-3 commanders per side with 3-4 non-commander units per commander.  

 

 



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Our play statistics so far.

S is win for Stark, L is win for Lannister, the letters link to the session reports on boardgamegeeks.

 

1    Clash on the Kingsroad       S S
2    Paying the Piper                      L L
3    Riverlands Rescue                S S
4    Battle of the Green Fork        L S
5    Whispering Wood                  L S
6    Wolf Raiders                           L S
7    Rallying the Remnant           S
8    Breaking the Siege                S
9    Razing the Red Fork              L
10  Harrassment to Harrenhal   L
11  Flight from Riverrun                S
12  Uninvitied Guests                   L
13  The Lion and the Maiden      S L
14  The Fairmarket Price             S
15  Before the Kneeling Man       L L
16  Crossroads                             L
17  Around the Hornvale              S
18  Deep in the Den of Lions      L L
19  Road to the Rock                    L
20  Feed It to the Goats                L S
21  Hold the River                          L
22  Toward the Bloody Gate        S
23  Thorn in the Paw                    S
24  Dead Will Rise                       L
25  Fighting the Forgotten          S
26  Will to Fight                             L
27  Raid on the Rainwood         L


PB1    Fighting Fire with Ice    S
PB3    In Sight of the Eye         L
CJ1    Go for Gold!                    L L



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

jack merridew said:

ive played through the first 7 core set scenerios and 1 of the wardens of the west and 2 skirmishes,  imo the most fun scenerios are Wolf Raiders and Battle of the Green Fork.   i really liked wolf raiders because of the burning of tents and the palisades and i still find Battle of the Green Fork to be the most fun because as a Lannister player your lack of information makes it interesting and as a Statrk player its interesting trying to feint your opponent.

 

in my noobish opinion i felt like

Clash at the Kingsroad was easier for Stark

Paying the Piper was easier for Lannister

Riverlands Rescue was easier for Stark

Battle of the Green Fork was easier for Stark

Whispering Wood was easier Lannister

Wolf Raiders was even

Rallying the Remnant was easier for Stark

I agree with this, though I have to say I admire the fact that the scenarios in this game are FAR More balanced than the "C&C" serries of games.  I think the balance is still pretty even, though one side may have a slight advantage.

 


(SFRR) aka Siferr Stark





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