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judgedredd

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on: October 31, 2019, 04:53:29 AM
I've decided I'm probably going to invest in the above series. Yep...giving up on my single man requirements.

I was wondering, before I buy the core rules, is that the final set? It's £50 and a lot of money to burn if they change them. It's the anything I should know before splurging £50 on them?

I was also going to jump into the Solo set which is about £65.

There's a sale on at LnL but nfortunately their shipping rates are shocking.

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Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 06:22:38 AM
If you absolutely need to have a paper manual then yes it’s worth it. But like any paper manual there are bound to be updates.
Download the PDF for free to see if it’s what you want.
Either way it’s a much better manual with many more examples an explanations.

The solo system works really well. It’s bit of a learning curve to get started but flows well once you get going.
But there have been errata and you’ll want to download and print the new charts.


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Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 07:08:19 AM
Cheers Barth.

I think I do want them printed. I really don't like reading rules on a small screen.

I thought about printing them out myself VBbut whenever I've done that the didn't really like the outcome.

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Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 08:39:00 AM
Am I imagining things or is a chunk of this thread missing?  :o

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Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 08:56:37 AM
Am I imagining things or is a chunk of this thread missing?  :o

Have another bourbon, yer hallucinating again.... ::)

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Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 09:00:45 AM
He's still celebrating the Nats win

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Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 09:31:08 AM
The Nats won?!?!?!?

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Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 12:23:42 PM
If you're up for a PBEM or VASSALy type game, I'm in.

Speaking of which, Barth.  We're overdue for a rematch.  I think we're 1 and 1 so far.



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Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 01:11:51 PM
Well, it'll be a while. BN I promised myself if get some Warfighter under my belt and I've only played one scenario...so I've got a few of those left. Then I have to get your into the rules.

And that brings me into another question...

Each game Congress with their rules. So for example, of I was to play Hero's of the Falklands, then normally I'd read that rulebook because it had specifics in it for that game. If I was to read the v5 ruleset, do I still have to read the book that came with the flawlessness game? Or does the v5 ruleset encompass everything?

If imagine if you had to read both, it could get tiresome so I'm hoping v5 had everything you need.

Also I purchased the solo set at a whopping £70 inc postage.

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Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 01:18:58 PM
You'll still need to read the rules supplement that's specific to each box set.  Most of the rules are available in v 5.0 but there are some omissions.  Also, I prefer having the theatre-specific rules in their own separate booklet as they're condensed into a few pages rather than spread out through various sections of a massive rulebook as is the case with the 5.0 core rules.



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Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 05:19:20 PM
It's been a while since I looked in the box, bit I do recall seeing two manuals in there... One for v4 rules and something else. I'll have a look when I get home

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Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 05:25:26 PM
You'll still need to read the rules supplement that's specific to each box set.  Most of the rules are available in v 5.0 but there are some omissions.  Also, I prefer having the theatre-specific rules in their own separate booklet as they're condensed into a few pages rather than spread out through various sections of a massive rulebook as is the case with the 5.0 core rules.

This is pretty standard these days for series games. GMT, MMP, Compass, LnL they all do the same thing - core rules in one book that are standard across games and then a smaller game specific book.
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Reply #12 on: October 31, 2019, 06:25:15 PM
It might've been rules vs scenarios

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Reply #13 on: October 31, 2019, 08:13:41 PM
It might've been rules vs scenarios

It actually is this way now, the scenario book has the game specific rule as the first few pages.

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Reply #14 on: October 31, 2019, 09:21:14 PM
So we were both right?!?
Dammit!
.. How's a guy s'posed to win an argument 'round here?
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