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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Alecc
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Minnesota
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Matt Pinchuk
Canada
Sainte Anne de Bellevue
Quebec
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Edition - GMT 1st ed with mounted board

Language - English

Condition - Excellent condition
 
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
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Toronto
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Eduardo Guimarães
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
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2nd edition. Arrived a few weeks ago, still trying to wrap my head around it.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Thibaut Palfer-Sollier
France
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
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Status: Owned / Played
Comment: Super happy with this one! Great game that offers exceptional strategic depth, operational realism and great historical detail. This is probably the best game ever made on the Pacific War. As a solitaire player, I love that Mark added the card driven solitaire system (CDSS). This will be set up and played at one of my gaming tables for a long time to come.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Justin Berman
United States
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Jeff
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Brooklyn
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First edition, includes C3i update cards.

Soft reserve: $25
BIN: $35
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Jason Pontious
United States
Tipp City
Ohio
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Evil Bob
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Montreal
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I've set aside all my other wargames this month so that I can concentrate on Empire of the Sun. With all the videos, Vassal tutorials (thanks Judd) and FAQ, I'm armed and ready to tackle this Herman masterpiece.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Steve Carey
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Started a face-to-face campaign with a buddy (me Japanese, him Allies), skipping the 1941 turn.

Japan conquered most of her objectives, taking down Malaya (Turn 2), the Philippines (Turn 3), and the Dutch East Indies (Turn 4).

A moderate Japanese effort into Burma was repulsed, and Rangoon was held by the Commonwealth (and Chinese).

The Allies control the Solomons and New Guinea, and have already started to hammer Truk. The Japanese have taken fairly heavy carrier and land-based air losses, so it's going to be a challenge to hold the full defense perimeter.

The Allies did fail in their initial attempt at Progress of War, so they're at 4 to start Turn 5.

War in Europe has seen 5 cards played (two by Japan, three by the Allies), and currently sits at -2.

Inter-Service Rivalry hasn't been a factor for either side up to this point.

The US submarine campaign has had no effect so far (dud torpedoes), but as we continue into 1943 I expect that will change.

This a complex game to learn, but once fathomed it plays rather smoothly. A true masterpiece of a design.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Carl Way
United States
Mobile
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The rules have been read, the examples of play studied, the videos watched - I may be ready to take the plunge!

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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Tom Slizewski
United States
Aiken
South Carolina
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Format: PBEM, VASSAL or Cyberboard, both have their advantages though I prefer Cyberboard. Cards and die rolls on ACTS. Dropbox preferred but optional

Teach? Not an expert but willing to help out on rules. If you're shaky on properly using VASSAL or Cyberboard (i.e. making move files, not just saving the board image) I'll help you learn it.

Expertise: Played this about a dozen times when it was first released. Just downloaded the second edition of the rules.

Looking for someone who can make a move most days.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Hank Burkhalter
United States
Duluth
Georgia
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Format: PBEM via ACTS, VASSAL, and DropBox/GoogleDrive

Teach? See below.

Expertise: Two games completed.

Looking for a PBeM game of the Shortened Campaign (1942-1945) with 17.25.F.
An average of one exchange a day.
Using latest living rules and card text (though not all cards as ACTS does not use the nwest ones).
ACTS for cards and dr's.
Swap VASSAL log files on Dropbox or Google Drive (eliminates tedious typing of move into ACTS message).
I'll take either side.


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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Adam Garbett
United Kingdom
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I'm a sucker for a soloable GMT Games publication so ordered this a few weeks ago. It arrived on the morning we set off for a lodge in the Lake District for a week so I threw it in the boot with the bag of other games I'd packed.

As a side note, it's tiring entertaining two children under four for a week so even though I'd packed Onirim (second edition), Race for the Galaxy, Sylvion and The Front Nine I didn't play a single game. I did however spend some of each evening reading through the rule book for EoTS.

I played the Comprehensive Example of Play tonight to get an understanding for the game. From my initial impressions it seems like it's going to be a long process to get up to speed with this game, but that's something that I enjoy doing with games I own. There's nothing more satisfying than becoming competent at playing something that initially seems complex. My next step is to try playing both sides as well as watching some of the YouTube tutorials.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Adam Garbett
United Kingdom
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Second play of this. This time I played the first turn of the 1942 scenario as both sides as a learning game. I would say at 18 months into the hobby this is the most stuck I've ever been on the first turn of any game. Massive amounts of units in the board, massive choices provided by the card driven mechanics. Honestly I had no idea where to start or target. Not a negative, if anything a massive positive.

I said it last time I played this, the joy in this game is going to be learning to play, learning to use the AI and then learning to beat the AI. I normally try to rotate through my collection by not playing three of the same game in a row. This one feels like it's going to keep getting put out due to the massive (and enjoyable) learning curve.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Peter Kossits
Canada
Montreal
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Giving this one another try. Me as Japan against the Allied Bot. I want to try out a little idea I had to reduce the frustration level I've been having with running the bots.

Almost completed the first turn of the 42 campaign and had a very smooth 10 card plays.

For others also fooling around with the bots - my idea is to let the bots cheat a little bit and always take the Log value of all Military cards and they get to ignore all restrictions (and also any special benefits). Basically I'm ignoring all text on the bot's Military cards except for the Logistics value.

Session went really smoothly. I think so far the only effect of using my variant is that the Allies got a few extra activations to move their Burma defense preparations up a little further than they would have otherwise.

But it was nice knowing that I would always be able to move forward with what the Bot's chart was telling me, even if a crazy card popped up.

Japanese cards were quite poor and I've been running this offensive on a shoestring.

Whatever difficulties I've been having with the game, I still absolutely love the map and playing pieces.

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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Peter Kossits
Canada
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And one more game of Empire Of The Sun. I played Japan against the US bot last time, now I'm switching sides. Still in the early turns, but it's going very smoothly so far.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Nathan Milbrath
United States
Fridley
Minnesota
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Paul Lister
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I wanted to play CDGs last week. I was scheduled for Wilderness War on Wednesday and Washingtons War on Thursday. I had also taken delivery of Empire of the Sun. Reading three sets of rules and having two games set up combined with life resulted in not knowing the rules well enough to play any of them.

So instead I played Baseball Highlights twice (now rated a 10), Broom Service twice and Marco Polo twice.

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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
The Pariah
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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Shrinkwrapped, with 5 Variant Counters

$80
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Scott Muldoon (silentdibs)
United States
Astoria
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First edition, punched and lightly played, includes mounted map and all errata counters and cards from C3i magazine, but no variant materials.

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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
White Dragon Enterprises
United States
Seminole
Florida
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Sealed and New!

Reserve $39.00 (US Dollars)
 
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Aaron Medina
United States
Edinburg
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A very new game for me, but my most anticipated game this year (which is high praise, considering that Napoleonics Expansion 5 is coming out this year, too). The wait was well worth it! I still have a ton to learn in this one, but I am enjoying every minute of it. I expect this one will be higher on this list by next year.
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Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:639]
Len K
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Westford
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Just got my 2nd ed. from P500, read Nick & Scott's blog, and am itching to get this to the table. Again, probably a short(er) scenario if that makes sense.
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