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Fencing Frog

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Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« on: October 17, 2016, 04:39:26 AM »
Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania AAR, this is a battle inspired by the events of Gettysburg' First Day but with different confederate troops involved.
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Initial attack

Union Cavalry is driven back just as reinforcements arrive.

Fighting reaches the Village

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Re: Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 08:08:13 PM »
Great looking armies and good sounding game, thanks for posting!
(Could not post on your blog looks like I need a google + account to do that)
With four players did you use a deck per player or share a deck per side?
We are just about to play our second four player game and going with a deck per player, so really two games side by side but players can cross the 'divide'...
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Re: Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 07:33:34 AM »
Great looking armies and good sounding game, thanks for posting!
(Could not post on your blog looks like I need a google + account to do that)
With four players did you use a deck per player or share a deck per side?
We are just about to play our second four player game and going with a deck per player, so really two games side by side but players can cross the 'divide'...

Actually I used a deck and a half per sided.  They had many of the more complicated interrupts pulled out (couldn't hit an elephant and old rivals  for example).  Each player could modify movement shooting or combat with the cards and soak up hits as normal.  I did away with cards to activate for shooting and movement that was done by rolling dice with most activation being fairly automatic.

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Re: Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 06:47:40 PM »
Ah rite interesting changes.

So no cards for any activation, did you still pay a card say for 'passing through' friendly units as a penalty or for crossing rough ground etc?

I suppose reducing the deck makes up for the 2 to 3 cards you would play a turn for various activations.

I assume you recycled the deck as usual when cards were spent removing 'X' from the deck each time?

Hmmm...
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Re: Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 04:58:40 AM »
So no cards for any activation, did you still pay a card say for 'passing through' friendly units as a penalty or for crossing rough ground etc?
-Actually no. I found it simpler to just have every on lose 1 inch of movement for any rough terrain or passage through friendly troops (also the unit moved though had to remain stationary)

I suppose reducing the deck makes up for the 2 to 3 cards you would play a turn for various activations.
--- I found this to be the case.

I assume you recycled the deck as usual when cards were spent removing 'X' from the deck each time?
-- Correct

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Re: Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 01:06:06 PM »
Cheers!
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Re: Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 07:30:00 AM »
Your most welcome Darling  ;D

I did it this way because I knew most (as it turned out all) of the players wouldn't be familiar with Longstreet.  I love the game as is but I feel it takes a few turns to get the hang of the card activation system and the interrupts.