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Randwulf
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Favorite scenario Sat, 12 June 2010 19:28
What is your Favorite scenario? It can be official or not. And I guess you can have several, I know I do.

Regular Board

Overlord Board

Breakthrough Board



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Re:Favorite scenario Sat, 12 June 2010 21:38
I'll try to choose only one scenario for each format:

Regular Board:
Smolensk - by yangtze

Interesting victory conditions, balanced forces, blitz rules and the terrain all make this scenario my favorite.

Overlord:
Operation Market Garden - by RBorg

Initially I didn't agree with pre-printed Overlord scenarios, but soon I realized how good is to quickly set it up and play a fascinating scenario. This one doesn't require that much time as the others do, there is of course the legendary Highway 69, XXX Corps, airborne troops, bridges over the canals of Holland and all these things make this scenario the best Overlord of all times.

Breakthrough:
Sword Beach - by RBorg

Of course jdRommel also has another version of this scenario, but his scenarios requires more setup time and more troops, while RBorg's version needs only the base game. The scenario is simple, accurate, balanced, so everything which made this game a 'tempting offer' for me Smile .

Btw, as for Breakthrough scenarios, I also attempted to make a scenario taking place on my homeland, in Transylvania, more precisely in Szekelyfold. I hope that you'll have a look at it! Very Happy
      
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Re:Favorite scenario Sat, 12 June 2010 23:08
I find it difficult to name a scenario as my favourite scenario. There have been so many good ones in all the formats, both official and fan made.

Regular board

Mont Mouchet - I really like to play with or against the French Resistance and this scenario does it very well. Have played it several times in the last week. Very Happy

Honourable mentions: St.With, Battle for the Bridgehead, Night Withdrawal, Soumossalmi, Weiler-Putscheid, Battle for Hong Kong, Raseiniai, Pavlov-Hero of the Soviet Union.

Also like to play regular boards as Campaigns, with Vercors and Barbarossa endging it out as my favourites amongst the campaigns.

Overlord board

Sword Of Stalingrad - Just pure fun and always tense. The fighting on and around Mamayev Kurgan is always bloody.

Honourable mentions: Market Garden, Hedgerow Hell, Rats in the Factory.

Breakthrough Board

Breakthrough at Mortain - Very fun scenario as the Allies. There is a urgency in setting up your defensive line before the Germans succeed in their Breakthrough.

Honourable mentions: Noville-to-Foy, Breakthrough to Gembloux, Nach Moskau, Tatsinskaya Road.

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Randwulf, what are your favourites?
      
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Re:Favorite scenario Sun, 13 June 2010 06:34
You got me... ok.

Regular board toss up
Iwo jima meat grinder and/or St Mere Elise. Just something about dropping the guys onto the map that is just so much fun.

Overlord
Kursk

Breakthrough
Sword beach

But I got to say, as I have said before. My most favorite scenario is the one I am playing. Win or lose it is the one I am in at the moment.



      
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Re:Favorite scenario Sun, 13 June 2010 08:35
Regular board:

Official scenario - Meat Grinder, Pavlov.
SFTF - Taking Ortona (Brummbar), Capture of the Cassino Station (Rasmussen).

Overlord:

Peleliu, Moyland Wood.
(SoS or RiF probably would be on my list, too, but I haven't played them enough.)

Breakthrough:

Breakthrough at Seelow Heights (Brummbar).
I'll have some more favorites when I've played more from the new expansion!
      
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Re:Favorite scenario Sun, 13 June 2010 18:19
oh man... I forgot Seelow heights...

as I said... I do have many favorites.

      
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Re:Favorite scenario Mon, 14 June 2010 00:19
Regular Board
Iwo Jima The "Real" thing by 50th

Overlord
I'm torn between
Tigers in the Snow by R Borg
and
Operation Lightfoot by 50th

Breakthrough
Don't know yet, I've only played two scenarios

Campaign
Battle of the Bulge by Nemesszili

      
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Re:Favorite scenario Mon, 14 June 2010 02:42
Regular Board

OPEARTION LUTTICH -- a very fast fun and tense (what out for those possilbe Allied Recon airstrikes) scenario.

SOUMUSSALMI -- gotta love those brittle but lighting stike ski troops

SUGARLOAF & HALFMOON.

GATES of MOSCOW.

Overlord

MOYLAND. -- You cannot beat the bang-bang action here and probably one of the faster playing OL games.

MARKET-GARDEN. The decline of the Allied offensive is nicely modeled by the loss of their cards (and increase of German cards) as the battle wears on.


Breakthrough -- limited play here but....

Seelowe Heights.

[Updated on: Fri, 18 June 2010 04:35]

      
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Re:Favorite scenario Mon, 14 June 2010 03:06
Sugar Loaf and Gates of Moscow? I'll bet you were happy when you found out those will be the last two rounds at WBC in August!
      
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Re:Favorite scenario Mon, 14 June 2010 10:56
Over Lord: Market Garden (love it to bits, played it three times with 8 people and we've had a blast every time!)

Have not yet tried a Breakthrough, but will soon, the expansion is itching in my bookshelf. Smile

Standard Scenarios... I'm not sure, but there were alot of good ones in Eastern Front.

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Re:Favorite scenario Mon, 14 June 2010 13:17
sam1812 wrote on Sun, 13 June 2010 21:06

Sugar Loaf and Gates of Moscow? I'll bet you were happy when you found out those will be the last two rounds at WBC in August!


Well sir, hopefully I will make it to those rounds Smile
      
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Re:Favorite scenario Wed, 16 June 2010 11:32
Standard board - definitely the trickiest, having played so many.

St Mere eglise is definitely up there as is Suomussalmi (although I can never do well with the Finns), but I think I'm going to go for Red Barricades.

Overlord is fairly straightforward for me, as I've only played 3 games. Didn't get on with Tigers in the Snow - Axis blew up the bridge first turn, and it took and absolute age to get a pontoon down, leaving the Russian left completely destroyed, so has to be Rats in a Factory, despite the difficulty of playing Overlord solo with the Commissar chip (though my head would explode, keeping track of cards.)

For Breakthrough, it has to be Sword Beach. Whilst scenarios like Breakthrough to the beach are great for showcasing the full range of possibilities of Memoir, and I really enjoy the new flak gun rules in many of the breakthrough scenarios, Sword Beach wins hands down for simplicity and playability. My father who has only ever played about half a dozen games of memoir was able to play sword without needing long explanations or introductions, and it's a great intro to the larger format.
      
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Re:Favorite scenario Wed, 30 June 2010 10:34
GhostWolf69 wrote on Mon, 14 June 2010 10:56

Over Lord: Market Garden (love it to bits, played it three times with 8 people and we've had a blast every time!)

Have not yet tried a Breakthrough, but will soon, the expansion is itching in my bookshelf. Smile

Standard Scenarios... I'm not sure, but there were alot of good ones in Eastern Front.

/wolf


I just played my first Breakthrough Scenario and we picked "Operation Crusade" Nothing like some good old fashion Hellfire Pass drama to spice up an evening...

We had a blast!

At first it looked like an easy win for the Allies (played by me), I was in the lead by 8 medals to 3 at one time, but then it changed and I got stuck with tons of right-flank cards I had no or almost no use for... Still I won in the end by 12 medals to 9 So I guess it evened out but he never really got close.

To his denfence I must admit the dice were in my favour last night, I had one kill or more on every single dieroll, whereas the Axisplayer could not seem to stop rolling stars and flags all the time. Laughing

/wolf
      
    
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