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Almilcar
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Balanced Campaigns Thu, 27 December 2012 15:57
Hello,

I'd like to hear some experienced voices from seasoned players regarding how balanced are the following campaigns:

- Invasion of Crete
- Barbarrosa (Center, North or South)

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sam1812
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Fri, 28 December 2012 02:34
If you and your opponent play the campaign from both sides, it'll be balanced in the long run.
      
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Fri, 28 December 2012 09:09
Regarding Barbarossa (quoting): "We recommend the least experienced player take the Allies - winning with the Axis is a stiff challenge as it was historically".

I can only comment, that Soviets should make good use of their reserves if they are to make the campaign a challenge for the Axis.
      
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Sat, 29 December 2012 12:36
My last playing of Barbarossa where I took the Germans, as I was most experienced ended close enough for my liking.

North was tied, Center was tied and in the south I won by 1 medal.

12 scenarios and 1 medal separated us.
We played this campaign on vassal pbem and actually played all three branches at the same time. A thrilling experience, where the Germans dominated the first phase, but just held on to take the narrowest of wins after the Russians steamed ahead in the second phase.

I think Barbarossa is the best campaign in Memoir.

Invasion of Crete is not a campaign, it is just a collection of scenarios centered on the Crete campaign. My playing of it strongly favoured the Germans in this one, but the 3rd and 4th scenarios are very cool.
      
Almilcar
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Sat, 29 December 2012 14:06
Stig,

Thanks for the inputs. Definitively, we will play Barbarrosa.

Cheers,
Almilcar aka Jaime
      
Flemish_Havy
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Sun, 30 December 2012 02:00
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 28 December 2012 02:34

If you and your opponent play the campaign from both sides, it'll be balanced in the long run.


All said and confirmed, its called the Memoir challenge ! Surprised
      
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Mon, 31 December 2012 10:08
The only thing that can make it unbalanced is the "What If" event if you play a campaign both ways.
A house rule could be,playing both sides and to roll only 1 time for the what if event, and use it both ways.
      
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Re:Balanced Campaigns Mon, 31 December 2012 13:29
JJAZ wrote on Mon, 31 December 2012 04:08

The only thing that can make it unbalanced is the "What If" event if you play a campaign both ways.
A house rule could be,playing both sides and to roll only 1 time for the what if event, and use it both ways.


Good point.

For example, in the CB2 Island Hoppers campaign, Jungle Fighters are a big advantage for the Japanese early in the campaign, but useless in some later scenarios.
      
    
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