Games that deal with modern or hypothetical conflict have become rare. The challenges that would-be designer's face are many, as they struggle to incorporate the full spectrum of contemporary conflict. This forum discusses these challenges.
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Hi all in this hobby,I wanted to start this group for us gamers who still today play and enjoy wonderful games with Redmond's graphical designs. Please comment on your favorites and add stories about events that took place a long time ago at SPI.See More
"I think a lot of BGG Admin to User messages are pre-written cut & paste standardized text. Would save them a lot of time. Msgs. can appear personal, but actually be pulled from a pool of standardized replys. "
"Ahhh.. gotcha, I think. Perhaps you mean, "Gaming the Game"? An approach where the gamer adapts to the system or does what hes gotta do to win. Ignores the spirit of the game, just plays the mechanics, eh? Or,…"
"Didn't play NATO much, and its been...geeez, so long, 198?, but understand your dislike of the "structured or channeled flow" approach to game design. I think it afflicts wargames particularly so because of A: historical…"
"Also, rivers. Cannot stress enough what a show stopper a major river is to a soviet advance into WG. No bridges would remain standing, all spans dropped loooong before soviets showed up.
West Germans engineered / pre-wired all bridges…"
"BTW, the real opinion (comprehension, actually) within NATO was that allied airpower would achieve Air supremacy (beyond air superiority) within a week or two, thus sealing the fate of the Soviet Union. Many were skeptical, then...Desert…"
"IIRC, NATO was the only CentFront themed game, (and I think I bought them all) to use the acronym POMCUS.
Note: wiki claims the "O" stands for "of". However, Army FMs I read…"