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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil Bob. Possessed and down the road to become chaotic, evil & naughty. All hail the Evil Bob and his Stargate.
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Mar 2010
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Michael Milford
England
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
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8.5
Mar 2013
This is an excellent optional addition to 1825 Unit 2. It adds great additional game play elements to the game.

See 1825 Unit 2 and 1825 Unit 1 for further comments.

Includes:
2 minor companies
1 tile each: #69 (yellow), #15 (green), #119 (green & russet)

You should also use the 1825 K2 additional trains kit with this (or else 'borrow' the '3T' trains from 1825 Unit 3.

(My copy is with rules rev. Jan 2004.)
2013-03-08
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Tim Benjamin
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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Jun 2013
(7.00) S

Just a bit more 18xx goodness.
2013-07-07
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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Mar 2010
In general, I really like what the minor companies do for the game, adding a little bit of flexibility through the timing of when they start and the ability to set initial offering prices. But these two seem the least interesting of the various minors; they're too isolated and too hard to make work. I can see they'd be really cool with a U2/U3 combo game, but so far I have yet to play that.
2007-05-14*
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Mikko Saari
Finland
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http://www.lautapeliopas.fi/ - the best Finnish board game resource!
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Mar 2008*
I've tried these once. Furness ran well together with L&Y, North Staffordshire seemed completely useless.
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Gareth Madeley
United Kingdom
Wirral
Merseyside
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Jun 2011
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Kimmo Leivo
Finland
Siilinjarvi
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Sep 2012
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Ville Inkiläinen
Finland
Helsinki
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Jun 2011
Two new minor companies.
2014-06-01
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Bob Henry
United States
Basking Ridge
New Jersey
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May 2011
Need to play more with these...
2011-05-15
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Jeroen Doumen
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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Jun 2014
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Charles BAINTER
United States
Moraine
Ohio
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Jul 2012
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Mark Watson
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Sigh.
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Yawn.
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Mar 2014
Unit 2 is claustrophobic from the get go. These can be useful, but thy are tricky.
2014-03-25
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J C Lawrence
United States
Campbell
California
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Sep 2013
The two minor companies are often thought to be mismatched, one being useful, the other mostly worthless. The problem is that which turns out to be which seems to vary by game. Like the regionals in Unit 1, these guys sweeten up the late and end game.
2005-10-20*
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Stephen Smith
United States
Jackson
MS
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Mar 2011
This is definitely something to be added to combined Unit games. I also think it is worth adding at some point to the single Unit 2 games as it gives you a few more options. [03/13/2011]
2011-03-13
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Håkan König
Sweden
Linköping
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Feb 2008*
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Thomas van Nieuwkasteele
Netherlands
Rotterdam
Zuid Holland
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Mar 2011
Always use for 1825
2011-03-13
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Eugene van der Pijll
Netherlands
Den Haag
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Sep 2009*
Played twice. The NS saw a little play, but was easily blocked off by all the older companies around it. The Furness has to do a lot of work to get a good route, but in the one game where it succeeded, it was a very good company.

This kit is not essential for single-unit games, but both companies seem to become much more significant in multi-unit games (NS in 1+2, Furness in 2+3).
2009-09-20
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フィル
Australia
Ashfield
NSW
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Pushing a lesbian old growth union-approved agenda since '94.
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Nov 2008*
Two more companies in a format which can get you around the certificate limit. In order to use them you pretty much need to control the adjacent hexes, or lay supporting track early and hope you can get control of the minors when the time comes. Extends the game by 1 or 2 sets of ORs, which you might like or dislike. In any case, the stripy tile is awesome.

The Furness tokens duplicate the LNWR tokens in the base game, so you'll need to mark them in some way to use this kit. I stickered mine using the token stickers here on BGG.
2010-02-07
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James Hoxsey
United States
Michigan
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Aug 2009*
Minor companies. They're just something else to go after instead of the major ones. Nice to pick up 4 or 2 shares on one certificate in place of a poor-performing major company's one share taking a precious certificate slot.
2009-08-28
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Matt Campbell
United States
Lincoln
Nebraska
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Oct 2007*
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Joe Casadonte
United States
Media
Pennsylvania
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Italy
Milano
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California
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Edinburgh
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James Jewell
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Indiana
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Joakim Fältman
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Helsingborg
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Richardson
Texas
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United Kingdom
London
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Portland
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Tobias Matter
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Perstorp
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Both companies seem rather weak.
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Michael B
United States
Sarasota
Florida
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Seattle
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Stockholm
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Richard Minson
United Kingdom
Ashford
Kent
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Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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Chris Kelly
Malaysia
George Town
Penang
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Roberto Zaghis
Italy
Sesto San Giovanni
Milano
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TOO MANY GAMES FOR A SINGLE LIFE.. I'll have to consider undeath...
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Christopher Leach
Austria
Wien/Vienna
Wien/Österreich
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United States
Carol Stream
IL
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Norway
Fyllingsdalen
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2007-05-29*
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Richard Munday
England
Croydon
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Dick Ruck
United Kingdom
Brighton
East Sussex
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Crabro was my first own-design stunt kite, named after a genus of black and yellow stinging insect in the UK
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