Author Topic: Excellent tutorials on Holland 44  (Read 557 times)

tuna

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on: August 23, 2021, 02:44:24 PM


I like this guy's videos, I may have to watch Paths of Glory too.



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Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 04:31:56 PM
Yeah, Ben Harsh does an awesome job with his tutorials.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 04:50:52 PM
Its an excellent game.

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Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 08:36:11 PM
Yeah, Ben Harsh does an awesome job with his tutorials.  :bigthumb:

Agreed, several of his have been very helpful.

Its an excellent game.

It really is!



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Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 06:52:34 AM
The only one from the series that I enjoyed more is 'Normandy '44', although I admit I have not played the Stalingrad one as its too big for the gaming space I have.

Ardennes '44 is also good but I have only played it a little on Vassal.

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Reply #5 on: August 24, 2021, 07:52:56 AM
Currently playing Normandy '44 via Vassal with my group of grogs. We're enjoying it, but it's going kind of slow with everyone learning it at once (we're using the 4-player rules), only getting a turn in each night we play. And the Allies are kicking the Germans around like nothing else...

Are the other games in the series similar enough that it's easy to move from one to the other? We're enjoying this quite a bit, but I think we all kind of prefer Breakout Normandy, so I'm kind of curious if one of the others that lacks that competition might be a better choice for us.



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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2021, 08:20:40 AM
Are the other games in the series similar enough that it's easy to move from one to the other?

There's a whole family of these with Mark's engine as the core of the game

France '40
Normandy '44
Stalingrad '42
etc


They're known as the '4X series b/c they all have a 1940-something date in the title (not b/c they are "4x" games)

They're a very well-regarded part of GMT's portfolio

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Reply #7 on: August 24, 2021, 09:03:40 PM

Are the other games in the series similar enough that it's easy to move from one to the other? We're enjoying this quite a bit, but I think we all kind of prefer Breakout Normandy, so I'm kind of curious if one of the others that lacks that competition might be a better choice for us.

I've only played Ardennes '44 and Holland '44 but my understanding is that the core set of rules is just about the same with each game having a number of rule unique to that game/battle. I found playing these two games to be comfortably similar in the core rules and enjoyed the game specific rules that gave them each a unique feel.




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Reply #8 on: August 24, 2021, 10:08:36 PM
Good to know! Once we've got Normandy down, we'll have to explore some of the others!