- Nov 25, 2010
- Reaction score
- Kraut Corner
Just like me? Poor bastige . All kidding aside, I don't think Steve and I played that one. We have done a couple of playtests of late, but not that one.Didn't you?
I admit that I am not completely sure. But it could have been Steve (for sure) and a guy just like you.
What was the problem with the gun? Is it easy to mess up? Up in Gettysburg a few weeks back we did not understand the time card on one of the Roma 2020 scenarios. These days I am attributing the gaffs I have been making to shell shock when in the U.S. Army my Russian typewriter crashed to the floor.ROMA1 Eight Million Bayonets - Tom and I recently squared off in this new gem from the ASL Roma 2020 pack. It was a lot of fun and even though I completely blew the set up instructions reference the Greek gun set up we played it through to the end. Came down to the last CC for an Italian win. The Italian star was his sniper, who when given the chance came through with two very key breaks. Tom and I both agreed to play again using the correct gun set-up restrictions and see if it's just as fun.
I think if you give the Japanese another turn this one is almost perfectPlayed ESG46 Mad Mike's Finest Hour, which is often listed on top ten PTO scenario lists. I was little bored, honestly, for the first few turns of maneuver. Then it heated up, but finally the Japanese stuffed the Allied advance short of the exit. It favors the Japanese on ROAR, so we gave the Allies the balance, the SAN of 5, which didn't make much difference.
What occurred to me halfway through this scenario, which uses 4 full boards criss-crossed by streams, jungled hills, jungled streams and the usual bamboo/swamp choke points, is that this scenario is all about control of the paths and bridges. As such it's, as far as I know, an excellent representation of actual PTO fighting. Most PTO scenarios are too small for the paths to really be critical, but I wonder if the disequilibrium on ROAR is due to inadequate use of paths/bridges by the Allies, who really must boogie if they are to have time to achieve either VC.