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Wolf

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 06:22:23 AM »
I am a bit of an Axis-phile (inherent masochism, I think) but the simple truth is that I will enjoy playing just about anything.

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2015, 06:44:56 AM »
So,

IF we play the full Europe / Pacific game, I would like to play the IJN.

If we do just Europe, I will happily play anything, with the exception of Russia.  I did so poorly on my test play through, I feel I would doom the game to an early Axis victory.

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 10:14:14 AM »
Ok - so Japan it is - as we are playing the full world game!

I understand the hesitation with Russia - it can be an emotional experience...

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2015, 04:56:47 AM »
Japan may not have a whole lot to do on Tuesday (when they are really only at war with China) - so it will be a little slow out of the gates if that is ok.

While the rules are the same, the play in the Pacific is very different from Europe.  It is a very delicate dance with naval units and logistics. . .It is also easy for the Japanese to get too caught up in China and not commit enough resources for the navy. . . Japan is really entertaining when you have two players (one of the army and one for the navy) - but I don't think we will have enough players for that.

3 weeks to go!


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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2015, 06:49:38 AM »
Mark,

The Pacific Game was my original purchase (what, 2-3 years ago?) so I am aware of the early game.

Truthfully, I think I would be more concerned about the US player being bored out of his socks.

My challenge will be to not over-commit to China, and build enough naval planes.

My last play through, Japan was crippled by not having enough replacement air (a problem they had in real life, I think)

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2015, 10:39:35 AM »
I think players will be:

1) East Front Axis
2) West Front Axis
3) Japan
4) Britain & Canada
5) France & US Europe
6) Soviet Union
7) China, US Pacific, (and maybe also Australia, India too)

I think the US Pacific player will have as much to do (if not more) than you will with Japan during the early game.

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2015, 10:58:03 AM »
Good luck to you guys :-) I hope for an detailed Action Report!

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2015, 01:42:29 AM »
Pictures Mark, pictures!!!!!!

Maybe I should ask John. 😜

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2015, 05:53:18 AM »
Marcus is the pictures guy and pics you will have!

Looking forward to picking sides :)

Yoper - are you gonna make it?

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2015, 08:48:16 AM »
I'll be taking plenty of pics. . . assuming I remember my camera. . .

I have to document John's inglorious and absolute defeat after all. . . ;D

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2015, 08:50:24 AM »
Wolf -

I just gave you access to the Pacific game files on Dropbox.  We will be playtesting a with a slightly altered map, leader values, 2-hit Japanese carriers, and at-start units that what you probably have been playing with.  Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

Mark

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2015, 03:33:47 AM »
Sounds like Mark is already in his bunker...

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2015, 03:54:40 AM »
 :)

Thanks for the update.  Comparing the maps, I saw minor changes to Guadalcanal and the Philippines.

And then, the big changes to Hawaii and Midway.

Makes more sense this way.  Dang it!  Going to have to reprint my map.

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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2015, 04:11:16 AM »
you may want to wait until after we play with it at the con. . .

Hawaii and the sea zones between Hawaii and the West Coast are probably the biggest changes. 
1) I wanted the Allies to be able to invade Hawaii from the West Coast if it fell
2) I wanted the Japanese to be able to airbase attack the fighter based on Hawaii when they attack Pearl Harbor

Other changes include changing many of the islands to arid/desert (sand) for the smaller atolls rather than forest/jungle.

Some ports got moved around (like the Guadalcanal port space is now on the North side of the island).  Should make the Solomon Sea even more of a battleground.

Added the additional territory for the Philippines.  Wanted to make amphibious invasions here a little easier and have more of a potentially drawn out ground campaign.

We will see how all of it works - we played a couple games on this revised map and liked it so far.


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Re: ConsimWorld Expo 2015 - June 20-26
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2015, 01:34:58 PM »
Yes - very nice changes - tanks mean something on the arid islands...