something seems to be wrong with this site, instead of the last message displayed underneath, I get all sorts of error messages. Weird! ahwell at least an improvement from last week when I couldn't even acces my previous written missages.
First let me say that sofar I have not been convinced to buy any epic game. I find the whole idea of buying a paper map very offputting, especially when it is clear, after buying the basic game, that they are capable of making better maps.
You may find it worth the money, because it has extra tokens etc, (maybe you are right and I'm just being difficult, but I for one would like to see some extra miniatures rather than just paper and cardboard after paying that kind of money. Afterall pay a few (dollars- euros) more and you can get a load of new troops, wich to me, seems far more interesting and better vallue for money.
Asfar as maps go it's slightly confusing, but as I understand it when we have the basic BL we can use the back side of the map for epic games. All we need is a friend who has the game, to make our map complete. Or if you really feel like spending, you can buy a 2nd box.
Now as I understood it they came up with the epic sets so we wouldn't have to buy a 2nd set of BL and could save us some money. That made me wonder why trollbridge comes with an epic map aswell. Surely there is no point in having two epic maps, unless you want to play an epic epic game.
But as coltsfan now explains to me, I have clearly missunderstood. Apparenlty they've come up with the epic maps, so you can easily transport them, should you wish to play the game with friends. Now personally I wouldn't mind some hassle if it ment playing the game on a real map, but than again I'm not likeley to travel with my game, so maybe I'd change my minds if I would have to do so.
Now am I correct in understand from one of the previous posts that the epic maps actually allready have all the terrain features on them? So this means you don't have to bring you tiles. Wich I reckon could be good for easier travel, buth than you'd still have to bring your armies - just a moment while I check - Yeah your right the reall wait is in the map etc, the armies don't weigh anything at all. So granted you may have a point there.
On the down side this ofcourse means that you can only play one scenario on an epic map. (maybe I've missunderstood?) So you use the troll bridge epic set to battle the troll and if you want to play a different (epic) game, you'll need a new map. (surely I must have miss understood).
Looking ahead to epansions probably still to be bought, I can imagine that at some point I will need an epic map. Well if you go through the trouble of buying all them armies, you ofcourse also want to be able to use them in a game and not be forced to just play with a selected part of your army. Where's the fun in that. If I look at what is for sale, it seems to me the gameboard will soon be filled to capacity and you will find yourself unable to move for the number of units.
Now what I'd like to see is a more flexable game board. And a real board, not a paper one. With flexable I mean, you'd be able to expand it. Make your basic map larger by adding new additions to the map, thoes making a larger map. You'll probably say this idea won't work as a map would soon become too large. Than again if you want to use your armies you'll need more room. At least this would give you the opportunity to play with all your units in one game, have a reall epic war, with all you have. No doubt in future FF will come up with even more new units so where will it end? Will this mean (provided we keep up and buy all) that at one point we'll only be able to use a small part of our armies. Use the rest of them as an audiance perhaps?
It probably does, and I for one think that would be a reall shame.