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Benzin
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Best army pack Mon, 30 November 2009 22:32
I was wondering what is the best army pack to buy at the moment. looked at the rules of them, but can´t really make up my mind to be honest. they all seem to have some fun extra´s in them.

At the moment I have M44, terrain pack and desert/winter board. Was thinking about buying one army pack and the airpack.

any comment would be appreciated.
      
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Re:Best army pack Mon, 30 November 2009 23:04
I love the Med pack, but then I am British so it's a no brainer for me Very Happy
      
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Re:Best army pack Mon, 30 November 2009 23:18
Right now I like the Eastern Front army pack best.
But I have and enjoy Pacific and Mediterranean too.
      
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Re:Best army pack Tue, 01 December 2009 01:19
There have been several threads along this line before. The two favorites consistently have been Eastern and Pacific.

My favorite is Pacific, because I love the special Marine and Japanese rules. Some of my favorite scenarios are in there, too.

The Russian command rules are more challenging, in the sense that they impose restrictions on the Russians.

Med Pack has some really creative scenarios, but also a couple of whoever-gets-the-assault-card-wins scenarios. On the other hand, if you love tank battles, it's loaded with 'em. The special British and Italian national rules are much less impactful than the Marines, Japanese, or Russians.
      
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Re:Best army pack Tue, 01 December 2009 03:10
i should say Pacific is the best, agree with Sam Smile
      
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Re:Best army pack Tue, 01 December 2009 04:14
I personally like all three, they are kind of like moods...

But if I had to rank them:
1, Eastern Front
2. Pacific Theater
3. Mediterranean Theater
      
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Re:Best army pack Tue, 01 December 2009 04:20
The best one is whichever one I am playing with now!


Laughing Laughing
      
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Re:Best army pack Tue, 01 December 2009 06:50
The Eastern Front army pack! I recommend it because then you can enjoy the Eastern Front scenarios of the Campaign Book, which is a must have.
      
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Re:Best army pack Wed, 02 December 2009 06:34
Pacific Theater, just can't beat Japanese infantry in caves!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

      
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Re:Best army pack Wed, 02 December 2009 13:13
50th wrote on Wed, 02 December 2009 00:34

Pacific Theater, just can't beat Japanese infantry in caves!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

My Marines frequently can. Smile
      
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  Re:Best army pack Wed, 02 December 2009 15:04
I agree with Panzerrunes.The only disappointment I have is with the Med pack.The troops look nothing like the desert rats.
      
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Re:Best army pack Thu, 03 December 2009 16:42
Well, I have played Med. and Eastern the most, haven't had any experience with caves yet ( Embarassed ) I know it is a shame though. However, I think all three are in their own way good, as pointed out earlier in this thread. Nevertheless, I still prefer the Eastern Front, it just adds something when those T-34's are storming the German lines...

Tim
      
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Re:Best army pack Fri, 04 December 2009 06:31
magick wrote on Wed, 02 December 2009 06:04

I agree with Panzerrunes.The only disappointment I have is with the Med pack.The troops look nothing like the desert rats.


The British helmets are a real sore spot for me (I can only imagine how the UK guys feel).

One would think an art director or person authorizing the production for a WWII troop type might check a book or two on WWII uniforms to verify some sort of historical accuracy... I can overlook the extra road wheels of the crusader tanks but not having some semblance of a Brit helmet is beyond me... Might as well take away the English accent as well. The figures really do look more like Italian desert troops... Otherwise I found the expansion to be very enjoyable.
      
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Re:Best army pack Fri, 04 December 2009 17:13
Yes the helmets aren't great, but I do like the long socks and boots with shorts Very Happy

25lb's are great as well.


Reminds me of when I was in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. On guard we had to wear shorts, long socks, boots and gaiters. when you marched the gaiters used to spin round on your ankles like some demented animal!!!!

[Updated on: Fri, 04 December 2009 17:14]

      
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Re:Best army pack Fri, 04 December 2009 19:14
Vulch wrote on Fri, 04 December 2009 17:13

Reminds me of when I was in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. On guard we had to wear shorts, long socks, boots and gaiters. when you marched the gaiters used to spin round on your ankles like some demented animal!!!!



Rather you then me I have to say. Luckily we dont wear them. No longer in the navy?
      
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Re:Best army pack Sat, 05 December 2009 10:44
[quote title=Benzin wrote on Fri, 04 December 2009 18:14 No longer in the navy?[/quote]


No; I figured 24 years was enough Rolling Eyes

Work at a football club now as IT manager Confused
      
Benzin
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Re:Best army pack Sun, 06 December 2009 15:46
24 years sure is long time. Radical change to go work in IT then
      
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Re:Best army pack Sun, 06 December 2009 17:04
Benzin wrote on Sun, 06 December 2009 14:46

24 years sure is long time. Radical change to go work in IT then


Not really. I was a combat photographer in the Navy and everything went digital and computerised.

Always been interested in computers since I first wrote programmes for my Sinclair Spectrum in "basic", as a hobby.

It was a bigger surprise getting a job at a football club as I used to hate sport!!!!! Very Happy
      
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Re:Best army pack Sun, 06 December 2009 17:07
[quote title=Vulch wrote on Sat, 05 December 2009 09:44]
Benzin wrote on Fri, 04 December 2009 18:14 No longer in the navy?[/quote


Work at a football club now as IT manager Confused


Gotta ask - which football club? Rolling Eyes

[Updated on: Sun, 06 December 2009 17:07]

      
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Re:Best army pack Sun, 06 December 2009 17:39
This one: http://www.wba.co.uk/page/Home/
      
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Re:Best army pack Mon, 07 December 2009 15:12
With your current sets I would say go with the Eastern Front pack.
Lots of new terrain pieces, a challenging command rule for the Soviets (at least in early war scenarios) and, of course, T-34 TANKS!
Smile
More tank battles in the Mediterranean pack, but tremendous room for scenario design onm the Eastern Front, and besides, T-34 TANKS!
Ahem.
Just my two cents... Rolling Eyes
      
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  Re:Best army pack Tue, 08 December 2009 10:56
Well Benzin did you make a choice yet? If so, which Army Pack and why? Smile
      
Benzin
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Re:Best army pack Wed, 09 December 2009 18:52
JAA1030 wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 10:56

Well Benzin did you make a choice yet? If so, which Army Pack and why? Smile



Yep, I made my choise. Reading the rules from the three army packs it will be Pacific theater. Reason is that the med theater seems less interesting of the 3. Since I play this game most of the time with my girlfriend, and she doesn´t really like tankbattles it wont be the eastern theater. Also for the eastern theater the commissar rule doesnt seem so interesting to us for now.

And then second will be the air pack. makes memoir bit more complex, but more complete.

maybe in the future eastern theater will follow, but don´t know yet when. but that expansion is next on the list.
      
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Re:Best army pack Wed, 09 December 2009 20:32
The Japanese are fun to play, especially in scenarios involving caves. Check my user page for a lot of Pacific Theater scenarios and two Pacific Campaigns. Just click on the box that says User Page by my post to get there. Have fun, (most important)

      
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Re:Best army pack Wed, 09 December 2009 22:29
Pacific Theater is a great expansion.

The Japanese are tuff at full strength and the marines are hard chargers.
      
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Re:Best army pack Thu, 10 December 2009 00:53
If you're looking toward Air Pack, you might want to get Terrain Pack first. Air Pack adds features like roads to a lot of scenarios, and "TP" lets you take full advantage.
      
Benzin
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Re:Best army pack Thu, 10 December 2009 11:17
sam1812 wrote on Thu, 10 December 2009 00:53

If you're looking toward Air Pack, you might want to get Terrain Pack first. Air Pack adds features like roads to a lot of scenarios, and "TP" lets you take full advantage.



I already have the terrain pack. That is why I want to buy the air pack. Air pack doesnt look very easy in the beginning, but after a while when you learn to play with it, it seems one of most fun expansions available to me.
      
    
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