Civil War | Units Issues
@mattbarnes Issues wise, the main one should not have any major problems anymore, if ever. No idea about the small one, but I recall complaints. For gameplay, you'll have to wait for someone else, because I tried for half a round but gave up.
@Cernel Thanks. If it's not too great a breach of etiquette, could you please recommend other preferred maps? In addition to the ones above, I've also played Dragon War, Red Sun and Star Wars.
@mattbarnes Yes, the full size is very playable and fairly well balanced. The smaller (kind of test map) has some issues but you can still use it to learn the game. The rules are very unique and complex so takes some time to learn for most players.
Here are a few example games you might want to take a look at:
@redrum Cool, thanks.
Is Upperville broken, with no movement connections (in Eastern Campaigns)?
Also, why can't Confederates buy resources in first purchase phase?
@redrum Hey, thanks for the example games. I looked at them all. Is it fair to say that the South won 3 games, in each case through a naval dominance strategy? I was expecting instead for the South to generally be on the back foot but win a fair share of games by holding out to hit one of their victory conditions. It was surprising to see them actually seem to be winning.
Incidentally, the resource purchase pop-up and/or the Game Notes could make clearer that the box has multiple tabs: it took me ages to spot how to buy resources: it looks at first as though only a handful of military units can be bought.
PS Happy Easter all, hope you're well and coping with lockdown.
@mattbarnes I know there are some missing connections in Eastern Campaigns though not sure anyone has ever written them down so we could fix them.
Well, I think the example games show that navy is very important and that the south can choose to compete at least for a while depending on what the north focuses on. Also I believe the north won 2 of those games and the south won 2 of those games (the side I played won all 4). There are a lot of viable strategies due to the asymmetric victory conditions and I do believe people conceded a bit too early in some of those games.
(the side I played won all 4)
Were the brackets meant to convey that you were whispering this under your breath? Like in a cough or a sneeze?
@Hepps That was just in case anyone else that happened to play Civil War against me wanted to post their game as well