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Achtung Panzer
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Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Wed, 06 October 2010 19:17
Looking at the Winter War rules, there are clear similarities in both the Winter and Urban combat cards. I wonder whether they can be played together (mixed deck) or seperately, in a scenario such as Rats in a Factory or Sword of Stalingrad? Rolling Eyes

http://cdn1.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/img/mm_ww_rules_en. pdf

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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Thu, 07 October 2010 10:41
Achtung Panzer wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 10:17

Looking at the Winter War rules, there are clear similarities in both the Winter and Urban combat cards. I wonder whether they can be played together (mixed deck) or seperately, in a scenario such as Rats in a Factory or Sword of Stalingrad? Rolling Eyes

http://cdn1.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/img/mm_ww_rules_en. pdf



It seems to me that if players want to mix them up, they can. There's no official word on this (and we may not get one) but I don't see a problem with your idea.

If you shuffle the two decks together players will know which kind of card (Either Urban Combat or Winter Combat cards) they will be drawing next. Another option would be for both decks to be available and players simply choose from whichever pile they want. At the start of the game they could be given one card from each deck...or something along those lines.

Sounds like a great idea to me! Very Happy
      
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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Thu, 07 October 2010 10:45
I would say draw two cards from both decks at the start, and 1 from each deck for every Recon 1.

BUT you can only play cards from a single deck (Either Winter or Urban) each turn.

This would give the Recon card more bang for it's buck
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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Thu, 07 October 2010 13:50
If using both decks, I would put them both on the table, and let the player choose which deck to draw each card from.

This would prevent the Combat decks from becoming excessively influential.
      
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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Thu, 07 October 2010 16:49
ad79 wrote on Thu, 07 October 2010 01:45

I would say draw two cards from both decks at the start, and 1 from each deck for every Recon 1.

BUT you can only play cards from a single deck (Either Winter or Urban) each turn.

This would give the Recon card more bang for it's buck
Stig Morten


As if the Recon Card needs any more bang for its buck!! Laughing

Heck, if you want more Combat Cards in the game just let each player have the same number of Combat Cards as they get Command Cards at the start of the game. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Thu, 07 October 2010 17:45
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 07 October 2010 04:41

If you shuffle the two decks together players will know which kind of card (Either Urban Combat or Winter Combat cards) they will be drawing next.


You can simply put the combat cards in sleeves with an opaque back and then you have no clue which deck a card is from. I was going to do that anyway to protect the combat cards since those decks are smaller than the command card decks.
      
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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Thu, 07 October 2010 18:30
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 07 October 2010 16:49



Heck, if you want more Combat Cards in the game just let each player have the same number of Combat Cards as they get Command Cards at the start of the game. Rolling Eyes


I soloed Nijmegen two days ago with double the amount of Recon 1's in the deck. This to bring more Combat Cards into play, and the Combat cards saw some serious action, notably the winning move "Rattenkrieg" with a Combat Engineer brought on through "Reinforcements".

Looking at the new Breakthrough deck, I am somewhat curious that they haven't increased the number of Recon-1's in the deck, but I do think the "On the Move" orders can take feint attacks to a new level in Memoir. Can't wait to play with it.

A Probe right along with 2 units on the left would give your opponent something to think about. Where will the next offensive be? Left or Right? And does he have the cards to counter both sections?

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Re:Using Winter and Urban combat cards together? Mon, 11 October 2010 15:14
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 07 October 2010 04:41

Achtung Panzer wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 10:17

Looking at the Winter War rules, there are clear similarities in both the Winter and Urban combat cards. I wonder whether they can be played together (mixed deck) or seperately, in a scenario such as Rats in a Factory or Sword of Stalingrad? Rolling Eyes

http://cdn1.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/img/mm_ww_rules_en. pdf



It seems to me that if players want to mix them up, they can. There's no official word on this (and we may not get one) but I don't see a problem with your idea.

If you shuffle the two decks together players will know which kind of card (Either Urban Combat or Winter Combat cards) they will be drawing next. Another option would be for both decks to be available and players simply choose from whichever pile they want. At the start of the game they could be given one card from each deck...or something along those lines.

Sounds like a great idea to me! Very Happy


For mixed-deck variants, I keep handy a couple boxes of card protector sleeves with black backs. I put all my game cards into sleeves, anyway; makes all the difference in saving on replacement costs as the years go by.
      
    
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