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Title: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: judgedredd on July 27, 2022, 04:55:43 AM
I kickstarted this a few months ago...honestly, against my better judgement at the time. I wasn't sure I like some of the mechanics.

My main beef initially was how terrain played out. A tank on one side of the map could fire at another tank at the other end of the map because there was no intervening terrain - because no troops had been in those sectors...but then a turn or two later, a bloody great big church could pop up and that tank could no longer duke it out. That just didn't make sense to me. At the time, I was playing Fields of Fire where you laid the terrain out immediately - so that might have influenced my thoughts on how this game does it.

Anyway, I did purchase it and I have to say, now I've seen several videos of it out in the wild, it's probably the only game I've ever purchased where I've felt some trepidation about receiving it.

The play-throughs show card management as a real issue. So many cards can be in a sector and yet with only 3 units plus the terrain, it become pretty unwieldy. I personally think the cards look fantastic. But I think they really could have been smaller - much smaller - to help manage them in sectors.

The quality of the product - as always from LnL - does look outstanding.

It'll be hitting my floor sometime in the not too distant future and I can get a look at it myself. Maybe my concerns will all be for nought, but I have to say...excitement is not really what I'm feeling at the moment.
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: Barthheart on July 27, 2022, 07:13:32 AM
All of this is why I didn't back it.
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: judgedredd on July 27, 2022, 09:26:57 AM
yeah - I think I may have made a boo boo.

Hopefully I'm wrong and the system will work out just fine. :whistle:
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: bob48 on July 27, 2022, 09:42:04 AM
Put it on BGG store, quick!
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: judgedredd on July 27, 2022, 10:28:56 AM
Nooooo....it might be alright. Right?
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: Snaekolf on August 05, 2022, 02:02:11 PM
I had many of the same concerns.  But, I love LnLT and NaW so I preordered this one.  I'm looking forward to trying it out and seeing how my first impression compares to how I felt before ordering it.  LnL has done a ton of playtesting so I'm hopeful.
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: judgedredd on August 13, 2022, 03:09:42 AM
Yeah I'm in the same boat...I've watched a playthrough and whilst I still have concerns about the footprint and maintaining card discipline (I kind of spend too much time making sure my counters are straight!), I am looking forward to grabbing it and seeing how it plays out for me.

One other concern I had - watching the playthrough - was focus seemed to be on one or two units.

But...it's paid for so I might as well take hold of it and give it a few playthroughs before making a decision on what I think are problems.
Title: Re: Point Blank V is for Victory
Post by: judgedredd on August 23, 2022, 05:14:06 PM
This has now landed in the US. A couple of weeks apparently before it'll be in their warehouse and then distribution.

I reckon I'll get my hands on it about November