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Achtung Panzer
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More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 09:47
Here's an idea for a House Rule. In games set in very close terrain (Burma jungle, Ardennes etc.) or in poor visibility (Ardennes, night time etc.) where Air Power and Barrage cards are often removed from the deck, why not keep them in but treat them as Ambush cards? Rolling Eyes

I haven't play-tested this idea but it seems to offer a few opportunities.
      
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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 10:52
Achtung Panzer wrote on Tue, 19 October 2010 00:47

Here's an idea for a House Rule. In games set in very close terrain (Burma jungle, Ardennes etc.) or in poor visibility (Ardennes, night time etc.) where Air Power and Barrage cards are often removed from the deck, why not keep them in but treat them as Ambush cards? Rolling Eyes

I haven't play-tested this idea but it seems to offer a few opportunities.



I like it!! Smile It would certainly make players think twice before rushing in for a Close Assault every turn. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 15:34
An interesting idea for sure, but I would probably not like it so much. The reason is that I like the way this game always seem to favour aggressive action and playing style. It's part of what makes the game "fast-paced" and a big contribution to the short gaming-time, something I value a lot.

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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 15:45
could have used a bunch of ambush cards last night against Sam E.

in Japanese CounterAttack.....daylight stayed at 2 and then 3 most of the game.

      
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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 18:54
I like this idea, but think it would have to be specific to the scenario. If you're playing a battle in the Pacific, for example, where the Japanese were on the defensive most of the time (and therefore in position to have more ambushes), it wouldn't make sense to give that advantage to the attacking Americans.
      
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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 19:52
Don't forget that this idea would only add 2 more Ambush cards...not very many, really. It would just make someone think twice about close assaults with a weak unit. Cool
      
Achtung Panzer
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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 21:11
OldBloodandGuts wrote on Tue, 19 October 2010 17:54

I like this idea, but think it would have to be specific to the scenario.


I agree, the rule should be terrain / scenario specific. I think Burma lends itself to this idea, where there was very close combat, attack and counter-attack and both sides acting agressively.

Glad my idea generally got a thumbs up from you guys. Very Happy
      
ad79
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Re:More Ambushes? Tue, 19 October 2010 22:01
Won't this be covered in the next Combat deck? Very Happy
The one about jungle fighting.

Honestly, who here doesn't think we will see that one "soon"?
The Pacific Theater is due some attention IMHO.

Stig Morten
      
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Re:More Ambushes? Thu, 21 October 2010 09:32
ad79 wrote on Tue, 19 October 2010 21:01



Honestly, who here doesn't think we will see that one "soon"?
The Pacific Theater is due some attention IMHO.

Stig Morten


If there is a new Pacific expansion, I hope it's a bit broader than just US island-hopping. Jungle Combat deck, plus enough scenarios for a Burma min-campaign would be brilliant.
      
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Re:More Ambushes? Fri, 22 October 2010 03:39
Mighty Jim 83 wrote on Thu, 21 October 2010 03:32

ad79 wrote on Tue, 19 October 2010 21:01



Honestly, who here doesn't think we will see that one "soon"?
The Pacific Theater is due some attention IMHO.

Stig Morten


If there is a new Pacific expansion, I hope it's a bit broader than just US island-hopping. Jungle Combat deck, plus enough scenarios for a Burma min-campaign would be brilliant.



Agreed -- some Japanese/British scenarios would be fun, as would Japanese/Chinese.
      
    
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