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on: October 10, 2019, 06:14:55 PM
https://www.tkc-games.com/shop/games/europe/barbarossa-pre-order/?fbclid=IwAR0hMHrCnfdz4WuK0PO0_nQbxN52XeUbwysdMXiHN4UJ26BMci4syMLJM8o

Never heard of these guys before today - talk about monster games - and very, very expensive!

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Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 06:40:14 PM
I asked if anyone had played any of their games in this thread .  I've been seriously considering getting a copy of Day of Infamy but the price point and my unfamiliarity with the system are what are holding me back.  I've been texting with the designer, John Bannerman onFB and he's open to negotiations over the price.  He's also planning on releasing digital versions of the games and says there will be demos available on the digital platform.

There's also a discount going on right now but he says that'll likely come to an end on the 31st due to the Brexit situation.

 



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Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 06:51:41 PM
Wow, Day of Infamy does look awesome! Brant, snag me a review copy.   >:D

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Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 07:02:13 PM
Damn- even their 'zip lock baggie' games cost seventy bucks 'merican!

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Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 07:10:03 PM
I asked if anyone had played any of their games in this thread .  I've been seriously considering getting a copy of Day of Infamy but the price point and my unfamiliarity with the system are what are holding me back.  I've been texting with the designer, John Bannerman onFB and he's open to negotiations over the price.  He's also planning on releasing digital versions of the games and says there will be demos available on the digital platform.

There's also a discount going on right now but he says that'll likely come to an end on the 31st due to the Brexit situation.

Well, at least Bob didnt respond to that thread and then forgot about it.

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Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 06:44:20 AM
To be honest, I had forgotten about it.  :(

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Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 06:15:31 PM
For 520 quid it had better make coffee and give me a handy. Their art doesn't look any better than SPI. There must be a pony in the box.

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Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 06:17:35 PM
I could buy at a lot of GMT games for that money

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Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 06:18:03 PM
If I didn't own them already, I mean.

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Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 06:20:08 PM
Holy fuckballs   :hypnotize: :hypnotize: :hypnotize:

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Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 08:50:11 PM
That's a level of retarded that shouldn't be possible.



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Reply #11 on: October 11, 2019, 09:41:25 PM
Yeah, those are crazy, crazy prices.

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Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 09:45:14 PM
I once bought a fully functional VW Beetle for less than that. It was even the rare fuel-injected version.

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Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 12:43:15 AM
It's actually more like super limited print runs.  Seriously, if you look at the fiasco that was the Europa series and what it became - basically you have a very small publisher  (or like the same reason that Guthrie books on the Thirty Years war are over $100 apiece - maybe well over as I got mine about 5 years ago)  - I guess it isn't for everyone; essentially a specialty product.

I'm probably going to grab the Pacific titles in pdf versions, and expect to do something with them on my own page.  You can find AARs around at places like Consimworld -and they get pretty detailed; they have maybe more acronyms than might be useful for people entirely new to the system (basically like myself).

I was nearly going to grab Fresno's Pacific game just to work with it - but well... why???   

I don't actually mind the graphics in TSWW series  ... I've seen a lot worse.  The beat the Europa ones hands down, and seriously, have any of you seen Tiger of Malaya by AP?  One massive mistake some guys go with is 'over-texture'.

Also it sounds like they might be developing an online version - but I am not exactly sure what that amounts to; I've been in a mmpog type of environment with what claimed to be a 'wargame' -and it was nothing but capture the flag - and all in the overly fascinating terrain of Belgium -- in fact all WWII was set in Belgium eventually --- it was... scintillating  (even more so, since they actually implied that this was going to be all sorts of different theatres...)  it became more of a massed dysfunctional social club -as opposed to actual wargame like material.

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Forgot to add - you can sometime see them referred to as Diffraction Games.



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Reply #14 on: October 12, 2019, 07:59:32 AM
I don't actually mind the graphics in TSWW series  ... I've seen a lot worse.  The beat the Europa ones hands down, and seriously, have any of you seen Tiger of Malaya by AP?  One massive mistake some guys go with is 'over-texture'.


I think you can count on 1 hand the number of truly good-looking Avalanche Press games.

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