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Jaykay2010
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Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 17:38
I have a quick question concerning the scenarios on the website.
There are official scenarios and unofficial scenarios.

I was browsing through the official Overlord scenarios and spotted one called Moyland Wood, credited to Richard Borg, made available in 2008. There is also the same scenario on the unofficial section, created by a different author (Caboose i think). Is this essentially the same scenario, just 'upgraded'?

Also, this might sound like a dumb question but Im a relative newbie ... on the briefing notes for this scenario it mentions the specialist units (German tanks), and suggests placing a marker to easily identify these ... Would this be normal practise, to distinguish these tanks from the others, or is this just for aesthetics, (as they start with 4 tanks i'm thinking its obvious they are identified, and as they have no other strenths I can't see the neccessity for marking them with a badge also).
      
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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 17:46
As for the marking of the Elite armor units, it's really useful when you play the Medics & Mechanics card, as the Elite Units can go back up to four figures. Other than that it's purely asthetics.

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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 17:48
Hi JayKay2010,

The marker is necessary so you can track how many armors you can place in maximum when you use the card 'medics and mechanics'? For these specialist armor units you can 'repair' them back to 4 figurs (if you're lucky with you dice), with normal armor units you can 'repair' them back to 3 figures (if you're lucky with your dice).

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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 17:50
Aah, I was just a second too late Laughing
Ad79 was abit quicker
      
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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 17:56
That makes perfect sense ... twice! Smile) Thanks guys.



As for the way the official/unofficial scenarios work, is anyone able to answer the first part of the question? Just trying to get my head round the scenarios that have been termed 'official' but that are not in any of the expansion sets I guess ....
      
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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 18:23
Well as far as I can see, they are exactly the same scenario, no "upgrade" involved.

If you look at scenarios like Air Pack 10, battle of the Bridgehead, you'll see that it also has the scenario number SFTF 1527A, and a footnote saying "based on an original scenario from Brummbar." - the fact that there's nothing of that sort here suggests to me, it isn't an adaption.

Also, Caboose's version comes after RBorg's, and gives the trade magazine as the source.

My guess would be that Caboose saw the scenario in the magazine, didn't realise it was already online, and created a copy with the editor, so other people who hadn't bought the magazine could read it. If you really want to know for certain, I'd guess the best thing to do is to send a message to Caboose.
      
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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Mon, 11 October 2010 19:48
Mighty Jim 83 wrote on Mon, 11 October 2010 09:23


My guess would be that Caboose saw the scenario in the magazine, didn't realise it was already online, and created a copy with the editor, so other people who hadn't bought the magazine could read it. If you really want to know for certain, I'd guess the best thing to do is to send a message to Caboose.


I think you're close. If I remember right, Official scenarios like these weren't always online and available to all of the fans. So Caboose would have posted his copy of the scenario that was published in a magazine before the Official one was added online...and then the same battle was published by DoW on the Official section of the editor.

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Re:Quick Q on how scenarios work on the website Tue, 12 October 2010 13:18
Ok, that makes sense ... and helpful, cheers again guys.
      
    
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