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Jeff Adams
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Campaign Book Feedback Sat, 14 March 2009 05:35
I've been a lurker on this board, but I did want to let the Days of Wonder folks know what a fantastic addition the campaign book is. It exceeded my expectations and it's really going to enhance our enjoyment of the game. Keep on the good work, and bring on Volume 2+...
      
gp_man
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 00:52
X2!!! This game just keeps getting better!
      
Caboose
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 04:44
Not to rain on the parade but hopefully there is considerable lag time between book #1 and #2. Just in case some folks give some good feedback and incorporate them into the 2nd book. Since some folks might not get the book initially (I think Europe got it before US or the other way around - I forget) and allow for input from both sides of the ocean. Plus allow for people to play the scenarios/campaigns and feedback from that [i.e. maybe one should have added this scenario to this campaign or allow for this possibility].

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Zzap
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 10:05
I haven't yet bought a copy of the campaign book yet, but intend to! Just one question though, is each side of the campaigns balanced so that you don't necessarily have to play through the campaign from both sides to get an accurate result?
      
boersma8
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 12:15
In some cases I would like objectives to yield more points than destroyed units. In some cases a battle can be played completely differently from its historical counterpart ( which is sometimes just fine), but what I'm trying to say is that let's say in the Falaise Campaign the GERMANS need to get their units off the board, so e.g. two points per exited unit and just one per enemy destroyed unit or something. Perhaps this isn't the best example as I haven't actually started playing the campaign yet, but I remember something similar happened once when historically units tried to berak out ( i.e. leave the board in game terms) and the battle was eventually won by just letting the enemy come to them.....See what I mean?
      
yangtze
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 14:08
Hey Zzap - the campaigns are indeed intended to be balanced.

Having said that, with the Barbarossa campaigns I'd recommend the least experienced player takes the Soviets first time round. Playing the Axis is more of a challenge, and you'll win sweeping victories but still be in danger of losing the campaign. This creates the right feel for those campaigns.
      
yangtze
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 14:09
Hey player71615 - I think you'll find objectives are given additional emphasis under the campaign system Smile
      
sam1812
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 16:49
Well, I've been reading and digesting the Campaign rules for the past 5 days, and I've got to say, it profoundly changes the dynamics of the game, the way that Air Rules did.

I haven't tried any campaigns yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.

And besides that, some of the scenarios have fascinating, creative elements. I'm looking forward to them, too. Smile

Thank you, Brummbar, for conceiving this. Thank you, DOW and the people who developed the campaigns, for making it happen. This is exciting!
      
Hupp234
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Sun, 15 March 2009 20:30
I think this really enhances the game. It does a great job of linking the game and its concept of playing unbalanced but historical scenarios back to the history of WW2. Thanks to all those who worked on it.

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Caboose
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Mon, 16 March 2009 07:12
The one thing I can see as a minor gripe would it had been nice to have all the scenarios in one place for a campaign. Yes I know it was done for the purpose of no need to reprint something that was in another manual/expansion, etc. But also, at the same time, it sure would have been nice to have one place for all the scenarios for one campaign too. Like I said, minor gripe. Hopefully in future books, it would be nice to have them all in one place vs having to look through the other books to set up the campaign's scenario.

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Angelo
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Re:Campaign Book Feedback Mon, 16 March 2009 08:53
It's agreat addition to m44 system: the right direction!
      
    
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