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New Scenario Mon, 25 March 2013 14:29
I just released a new scenario; Attack on Foy and Noville. I just finished reading a book by Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers, and designed this scenario after events in one chapter. I have won as Germans and I have won as Americans. The time I won as Germans, I played an "out of fuel" combat card that kept an American armor unit from entering a city hex and winning the game. (I got lucky that I had that card).
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http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=1280 7

      
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Re:New Scenario Mon, 25 March 2013 19:06
Great book - I really enjoy Ambrose, even though he's jingoistic most of the time. I'll have to give the scenario a look when I have time.
      
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Re:New Scenario Wed, 27 March 2013 07:21
For rules on armored trains, see Troops card #7.
Has the train disappeared during the setup?

J.
      
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Re:New Scenario Wed, 27 March 2013 07:36
Nice work, 50th! It's always fun to create a scenario after reading an interesting story. I think it's such a neat way to interact with the history the you're reading about!!

One question I had after looking at the battle; because there are so few units on the Left flank, and all the action looks like it will focus on the Right flank, does it face a situation where a player could be stuck with nothing to do on their turn?

What if you shifted the whole map over a little bit so the intersection was right in the center of the board?
      
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Re:New Scenario Wed, 27 March 2013 15:38
JJAZ wrote on Wed, 27 March 2013 01:21

For rules on armored trains, see Troops card #7.
Has the train disappeared during the setup?

J.


Oops! I will edit that. The first version of this had an armored train. Then I took it out and replaced it with the mobile artillery on the right flank.
Thank you for pointing that out!

      
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Re:New Scenario Wed, 27 March 2013 15:46
rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 27 March 2013 01:36

Nice work, 50th! It's always fun to create a scenario after reading an interesting story. I think it's such a neat way to interact with the history the you're reading about!!

One question I had after looking at the battle; because there are so few units on the Left flank, and all the action looks like it will focus on the Right flank, does it face a situation where a player could be stuck with nothing to do on their turn?

What if you shifted the whole map over a little bit so the intersection was right in the center of the board?


What actually happened was that most of the airborne troops went to the left flank, while the rest of the troops attacked through the Bois Jacques forest.

All the times I played this, the Axis player moved the Tiger to his right flank to attack the Allied armor units, along with one of the 88's.

      
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Re:New Scenario Thu, 28 March 2013 08:41
50th wrote on Wed, 27 March 2013 18:46

rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 27 March 2013 01:36

Nice work, 50th! It's always fun to create a scenario after reading an interesting story. I think it's such a neat way to interact with the history the you're reading about!!

One question I had after looking at the battle; because there are so few units on the Left flank, and all the action looks like it will focus on the Right flank, does it face a situation where a player could be stuck with nothing to do on their turn?

What if you shifted the whole map over a little bit so the intersection was right in the center of the board?


What actually happened was that most of the airborne troops went to the left flank, while the rest of the troops attacked through the Bois Jacques forest.

All the times I played this, the Axis player moved the Tiger to his right flank to attack the Allied armor units, along with one of the 88's.




But why would the Airborne troops go up the left flank? There's nothing over on that side of the map...no medals and no enemy units. Unless the Axis player also sends troops up that side, the Allied player will have to swing back to the Right again...and without the right cards this will be very difficult to do.
      
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Re:New Scenario Thu, 28 March 2013 12:04
I'm just saying that's how the real battle played out. I think it was because the forest was so thick and the road was mined. To the left flank was just a snow covered field. In my games I used this to get around the road block. I also always left a few units on the left flank so that I could use left flank cards.

      
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Re:New Scenario Thu, 28 March 2013 13:16
But let's say you're the German Player: you don't have any units on that flank and you definitely wouldn't want to send a single Tiger against a bunch of Allied paras and armor (not mentioning Mobile Arty)!

I do respect that you want to keep it historical, but game mechanics should be taken into account first.

Please consider turning the board 30-45 degrees to the right, if you want to make the scenario more fun! Smile
      
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Re:New Scenario Thu, 28 March 2013 13:57
nemesszili wrote on Thu, 28 March 2013 16:16

But let's say you're the German Player: you don't have any units on that flank and you definitely wouldn't want to send a single Tiger against a bunch of Allied paras and armor (not mentioning Mobile Arty)!

I do respect that you want to keep it historical, but game mechanics should be taken into account first.

Please consider turning the board 30-45 degrees to the right, if you want to make the scenario more fun! Smile


I don't think we can say that it needs to be changed "to make the scenario more fun" without having played it yet. It may be extremely fun and it might play exactly the way 50th wants it to. In that case, leave it as it is and enjoy!! I'm sure others will enjoy it as well. Smile

My suggestion was to simply scoot everything over to the left a few hexes (basically make the snowy field a bit smaller for this battle) and then leave the rest alone. That way troops could be spread out through the three sections a bit more and you could still have that open field to push through on the left; it would just take up less of the board.

But in the end, it's completely your battle and your choice. As long as it's fun and you're happy with it, that's what matters!! Cool
      
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Re:New Scenario Thu, 28 March 2013 14:01
I respect his freedom of choice, but there is no fun as long as you have no units on one flank, and (hypothetically speaking) you have no cards for that flank, while your enemy will roll over you!

Eventually, the BT deck might change a few things with On the move... still, units on each side gives more options, I say...
      
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Re:New Scenario Thu, 28 March 2013 14:22
Ah, but we do have units on that flank! And I re-edited the scenario because an earlier version had two infantry on the Axis right flank, but when I changed it, they were moved or deleted. I put them back. Not because of our discussion, but my map in my scenario binder has them there. I have played this several ways, once I hardly ever got left flank cards (as allies) and once I got mostly left flank cards. I only lost this scenario as allies once.
      
    
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