Recent content by Nat Mallet

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    Open invitation to PBEM

    This is an open invitation to anyone looking for a CM PBEM game. Even if this post is months old, feel free to email me if you're looking for a game. I'm willing to play pretty much anything, which includes: CMBO, CMBB, CMAK Scenarios or QBs Any Size Any nationality Playtest scenarios...
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    Welcome to Canada, George W.Bush

    We had our own election back in June (July? don't remember), and Canada was divided along the usual conservative/liberal lines. So I don't think Bush's visit had much impact on that, except maybe to amplify it a bit. I do like his sense of humor though. During one of the press conferences...
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    Computer ASL

    At the risk of highjacking the thread (again), I thought the game did a lot of things completely wrong. I didn't like the audio, I didn't like the card placement it enforced, I didn't like the card restriction rules, I thought the game was sluggish, even for a top end machine, etc. (But...
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    Computer ASL

    Actually, that's pretty much what I was getting at. The card game is great (if you're into that sort of thing: I was/am). The first few computer versions were utter crap, and really didn't reproduce the "essence" of the game. I haven't played Magic Online, so I can't really comment, but it...
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    Welcome to Canada, George W.Bush

    Well, IDF Dave is either mis-informed, or completely ignorant, not for posting the pics, but for commenting that "French Canadians for the most part refused to fight the Nazis in WWII". 161,000 French Canadians participated in WWII, which is roughly 30% of the Canadian participation in WWII...
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    Computer ASL

    I think that's a bit of a stretch. I think most folks know that you can't judge a book based on a movie (and vice versa), so I doubt they'd compare a board game to a computer game. Here are a few examples: Magic: card vs computer Fight Club: Movie vs game (movie great, game sucked)...
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    Computer ASL

    At the risk of starting a flame war, what difference does it make if they screw it up? It's not as it will have impact on ASL itself, nor will it prevent another company from trying to build a computer version of ASL. Nat
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    Computer ASL

    I have several Paradox titles, and I thought they were quite good. I didn't see any glaring problems with the faithfulness of the product to historical events and context, and I certainly didn't see software bugs to the extent that some have reported. So I'm going to be guardedly optimistic...
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    Pierre Berton Dead At 84

    It's a really sad day for Canadians and everyone interested in Canadian history. My condolences go out to his friends and family. Nat
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    Welcome to Canada, George W.Bush

    Indeed. The elected politicians are the representatives of the country, and I find it absolutly disgraceful at the way they've acted. It's one thing to disagree with someone, but it's a completely different thing to be name-calling. I'm a Canadian, so here's my take on it. To be...
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    Countries hate us? I don't see how.

    I don't think the world hates the US as much as they say they do, or as much as Americans think the world hates them. US bashing has become fashionable, and that's why people do it. Deep down, people still see the US as a symbol of democracy and freedom. As Rabbi has pointed out, the US makes...
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    Your First ASL Experience

    My first scenario was The Guards Counterattack against Adrian Earle. I was commading the German force, and got properly stomped. Learned my first tactical lesson of ASL: try to keep units together in small groups, but in different hexes, to form FGs and take out the enemy. I was pretty much...
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    Who would you like to play?

    Quebec City, eh? A very good friend of mine lives there, and I visit a few times a year. What if I could sneak out for an afternoon? Nat
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    What rules do you have the hardest time grasping?

    Chapters A-D give me the hardest time... In all seriousness though, bypass give me a hard time, as does the blind hex system. But like a few have mentioned, it's not any specific rule, it's the volume of rules. I guess that comes with a lot of playing. Nat
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    What Sort of Opponent Appeals To You?

    I'm still very much in the learning phase, so I prefer someone with patience, and who can teach me the rules as well as strategy & tactics. I also refuse to play arseholes. Fortunately, I've yet to play against one. Other than that, I don't care who I play. Nat