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TubBelly
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Barrage card won't activate Mon, 22 November 2010 21:59
Had a problem playing the Barrage card in a match today.

How is it activated once it is played to the board? When I got to the battle phase, it wouldn't let me select a target to fire my Barrage.

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gheintze
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Mon, 22 November 2010 22:37
I had this problem in my first game. All you need for Barrage is the order phase. In the order phase, pick your target. It fires automatically. Once you get to Move or Battle phase, you already missed your chance.

It's the same for Air Power. I found it to be confusing, but i guess, since you are not ordering units, it's not considered a 'battle'.

Hope this helps,

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Re:Barrage card won't activate Mon, 22 November 2010 22:53
Thanks Geoff. Any other cards you know of that work the same way as Barrage and Air Power activating during the "Orders" Phase?
      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Mon, 22 November 2010 22:58
The only other card that's different is "Ambush" which you need to right click to activate. It doesn't always do what I want, but it's usually acceptable.

I think all of the other cards follow the usual order, move, battle sequence.

The only other problems I've discovered in the game so far are that sometimes "Dig In" doesn't put down sandbags, and that you have to cut the wire before it's your last battle action. Otherwise the game thinks you are done.

I read somewhere else in the forums that they are aware of the wire issue. I forgot to log the sandbag problem since it was in my first game.

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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 02:52
The "Firefight" card and "Close Assault" card automatically skip the Movement Phase of your turn because you can't move units. Sometimes this trips players up because they click the "Done" button, thinking that they need to get past the Movement Phase, when they're actually skipping the Attack Phase! Rolling Eyes

Watch out for that one...because even though a warning screen pops up we often click "OK" without reading it. Laughing
      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 04:44
TubBelly wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 16:53

Thanks Geoff. Any other cards you know of that work the same way as Barrage and Air Power activating during the "Orders" Phase?

And by the way, I believe that Air Power attacks the enemy units in the order in which you selected them. So be careful when potential retreats are involved.
      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 05:10
sam1812 wrote on Tue, 23 November 2010 07:44

TubBelly wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 16:53

Thanks Geoff. Any other cards you know of that work the same way as Barrage and Air Power activating during the "Orders" Phase?

And by the way, I believe that Air Power attacks the enemy units in the order in which you selected them. So be careful when potential retreats are involved.


I'm not sure that's true. I haven't payed attention lately but in early Beta testing the order was random. Try it out and report back if this is the case because that would be great. Smile
      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 06:08
rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 21:10

sam1812 wrote on Tue, 23 November 2010 07:44

TubBelly wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 16:53

Thanks Geoff. Any other cards you know of that work the same way as Barrage and Air Power activating during the "Orders" Phase?

And by the way, I believe that Air Power attacks the enemy units in the order in which you selected them. So be careful when potential retreats are involved.


I'm not sure that's true. I haven't payed attention lately but in early Beta testing the order was random. Try it out and report back if this is the case because that would be great. Smile


So far for me (3 times) it does seem the Air Power goes in the order you select them. And does make sense, since you (the roller) would want to roll them in a certain way to maximize damage.

[Updated on: Tue, 23 November 2010 06:08]

      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 15:48
Barrage card wouldn't work for me at all today. Selected it and then selected an enemy unit (highlighted blue). The done button was lit up but no amount of clicking would get it to work. Had to back out of the game in the end as I was unable to move on.
      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 23:17
Caboose wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 21:08

rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 21:10

sam1812 wrote on Tue, 23 November 2010 07:44

TubBelly wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 16:53

Thanks Geoff. Any other cards you know of that work the same way as Barrage and Air Power activating during the "Orders" Phase?

And by the way, I believe that Air Power attacks the enemy units in the order in which you selected them. So be careful when potential retreats are involved.


I'm not sure that's true. I haven't payed attention lately but in early Beta testing the order was random. Try it out and report back if this is the case because that would be great. Smile


So far for me (3 times) it does seem the Air Power goes in the order you select them. And does make sense, since you (the roller) would want to roll them in a certain way to maximize damage.



Yes, I believe we fixed that a while back, because you should be able to control in which order you roll dice, for the aforementioned reason.
      
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Re:Barrage card won't activate Tue, 23 November 2010 23:17
leighbob wrote on Tue, 23 November 2010 06:48

Barrage card wouldn't work for me at all today. Selected it and then selected an enemy unit (highlighted blue). The done button was lit up but no amount of clicking would get it to work. Had to back out of the game in the end as I was unable to move on.


If you haven't already done so, please file a report complete with your game log.

Thank you,
eric
      
    
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