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Colonel White
Posts : 78
Join date : 2018-02-13

My Understanding of the Battgroup rationale

on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:17 am
Its interesting to note that we still see some players commenting about the balance of forces in this wonderful game of which we all share especially in the scenario . Unfortunately battles in real life were very rarely fought with equal sides . They were only fought if one commander or the opposition commander thought they had the upper hand and a chance of winning. After all lives,valuable materials and even reputations were at stake.

For me this was what attracted me to Battlegroup in the first place and have followed it from the beginning . The intention going back to the beginning was never to formulate a set of rules for tournament style play but to make them as realistic as possible . There are other rules better placed for tournament style play without having to name them . Instead we have a set of rules that resemble the realities of WW2 perhaps closer than many other rulesets . Like the real commanders decisions have to be made and sometimes quickly but like in real life the troops under your command didn't always respond the way that you wanted them to do. For example that corps level artillery battery may have already been called on to support by another commander with higher priorities than yours .Sometimes you may think why is my opponents squad more flexible and has better firepower than my own or why do I have less artillery spotters etc etc. Because that is how it was meant to be.
Posts : 27
Join date : 2018-02-15
Age : 36
Location : Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Re: My Understanding of the Battgroup rationale

on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:54 pm
+1. As a fanatical WW2 history enthusiast, I had been for a long time looking for a game system escaping to the traditional point-based / so-called balanced / tournament oriented scheme. While you can play this game with equal point level, the mechanics seem perfect to play historically-based scenarios. I like this.
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