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Blucher in May ?

 
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Richard
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:16 am    Post subject: Blucher in May ? Reply with quote

So I have no figures Smile but am up for a game ....
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have figures, but I am now not going to be able to get to the May meeting.

I also have to admit that, having now read Blucher, I am not very enthused. It just seems too "gamey" to me and I can't see the justification for some of the mechanisms. I am inclined to stick with Fast Play Grande Armee.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting .

I too was a big fan of FPGA and was underwhelmed on reading the rules . However on playing them they really came to life for me .

Id recommend trying a game ( with someone who knows the rules ) before you judge them , you may have the same reaction as I did
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe. I did play Blucher at Cold Wars (before I had read Blucher) and I thought at the time that some of the stuff seemed odd. That was confirmed on reading the rules.

With limited time and a lot of other things to do, I'm not sure that I want to get involved in Blucher when I don't see that involvement going anywhere. I am very disappointed by Blucher, as it sounded like it would be a good system (and not be card-based). I am not so keen on historical "simulation" that I want to go back to Empire, but I think that Mustafa's more recent rule sets have lost the balance between playability and historical credibility that made his earlier rules (like Grande Armee and Might and Reason) such a joy to play. Maurice and Blucher might be good games, but I am not sure that they are what I would regard as wargames.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are a broad church and it's personal taste so there are no wrong/right answers here .

I think Blucher is better than Maurice . Its not a card system any more than FPGA is .

It's mechanisims are simple but effective and the grand strategic view of the battle works as a result .

However , I loath Empire so maybe its just not for you Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I didn't express myself very well. I realise that Blucher is not card-based. That was one reason why I held out high hopes for it.

We can agree on our loathing of Empire.

If there is any interest, I am happy to put on a big FPGA game at the LoAs. I did propose this a couple of years ago, but there wasn't much interest.
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