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Overlord - playing simultaneously Wed, 06 January 2010 05:42
When playing overload, do folks resolve the various sections simultaneously, or do people tend to do it sequentially? That is, all three field generals move their units at the same time, and then once everyone is done moving, then everyone battles at the same time. The alternative would be to resolve things one-section at a time.

Playing all three front simultaneously would make the game clip along quickly, and keep the C-in-C on his toes (have to be constantly watching to play ambush.)

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Re:Overload - playing simultaneously Wed, 06 January 2010 07:15
In Overlord, the Field Generals normally battle one at a time, at least anywhere I've done it. (Doing it simultaneously might be more like an overload. Smile

I've seen Field Generals order and move their units simultaneously, but that can get confusing, especially if units cross over into another section. And when I'm a Field General, I find that I enjoy seeing what's happening on the other fronts, rather than just battling against my opposite.
      
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Re:Overload - playing simultaneously Wed, 06 January 2010 12:48
Although I've not played Overlord yet, we play a lot of Epic Command and Colors (think M44 for Anicents) and we tend to do it all at once- otherwise, you can end up with some SERIOUSLY long games. Also, it would seem to be a better historical representation of what was going on, and what generals would realistcally have been aware of.

On the other hand, if you've got the time, then why not do it in turn, as you say, more fun to see what's going on over there.
      
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Re:Overload - playing simultaneously Wed, 06 January 2010 12:58
You should hang a sheet between the Field Generals so they can't see what each other is doing. Fog of War Very Happy
      
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Re:Overload - playing simultaneously Fri, 08 January 2010 20:00
Vulch wrote on Wed, 06 January 2010 06:58

You should hang a sheet between the Field Generals so they can't see what each other is doing. Fog of War Very Happy


Or play on three separate boards in three separate rooms... Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Overload - playing simultaneously Fri, 08 January 2010 22:54
I know you are joking about the separators, but it sounds as if you guys never carry on joint assaults between two FGs. In almost every game, surely units from one FG sections must cross into the others (the Market Garden scenario is one where it is essential for Allies to win I would think and join in attacking Eindhoven).

With this in light, surely each FG should first complete all movement of units (individually or together) followed by a separate battle phase (again resolved individually or together).
      
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Re:Overload - playing simultaneously Sat, 09 January 2010 00:37
Just to be clear, everyone know that a unit can't be ordered twice, right?! Rolling Eyes

So if you're playing an Overlord battle and the center field general moves an Infantry unit into the left section, that unit cannot be moved again...even if the left field general has extra orders. The unit could still attack (if it hadn't moved too far to be able to attack) but it can't be ordered twice in the same turn. I imagine everyone knows that, but I thought I would just mention it in case. Cool

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