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Tom Vasel
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Quick Comment: An excellent abstracted two player war game based on an interesting historical event. And it's fast!



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The victory conditions seems to be incorrect here, as I understand them. From the video:

The Spanish player, to win, has to accomplish three things.
1: Survive (all his forces have to be around after 10 turns)
2: He must stop the french player from controlling the 4 districts at the gates
3: Must destroy at least 4 (or 3 in some cases) French cubes


The video suggests the Spanish player must accomplish all of these to win, but as I understand it, the Spanish player need only satisfy a single requirement to win. If they destroy 4 French cubes, they win. If, at the end of 10 turns, the French player does not control all of the gates, it is also a Spanish victory. In both cases, the Spanish side could be completely eliminated from the board but still win the game (like if the French slaughtered the last Spanish unit on the final turn and was not in a position to control all the city gates as a result.

Is this incorrect? (I haven't played the game yet, but I ordered it a week ago and have read the rules)
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jrebelo wrote:
The victory conditions seems to be incorrect here, as I understand them. From the video:

The Spanish player, to win, has to accomplish three things.
1: Survive (all his forces have to be around after 10 turns)
2: He must stop the french player from controlling the 4 districts at the gates
3: Must destroy at least 4 (or 3 in some cases) French cubes


The video suggests the Spanish player must accomplish all of these to win, but as I understand it, the Spanish player need only satisfy a single requirement to win. If they destroy 4 French cubes, they win. If, at the end of 10 turns, the French player does not control all of the gates, it is also a Spanish victory. In both cases, the Spanish side could be completely eliminated from the board but still win the game (like if the French slaughtered the last Spanish unit on the final turn and was not in a position to control all the city gates as a result.

Is this incorrect? (I haven't played the game yet, but I ordered it a week ago and have read the rules)


Actually the victory condition for the Spanish is very simple: To prevent a French Victory.

The French player needs to fulfill ALL the three following conditions by the end of the tenth turn:
-Eliminate all Spanish Forces on the board
-Control all four access gates (areas 1,6, 16 and 20)
-Not lose 4 cubes or more (could come down to 3 through events)

So the Spanish can basically win by ANY SINGLE ONE (or more) of the following:
-Eliminating 4 or more French cubes (3 with the correct number of cards)
-Avoiding the French control of any of the gates
-Having one unit survive by the end of turn 10

The rest of the review is correct, and is, in fact really well done. Thank you Tom! Very nice comments that are really appreciated!
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That's what I thought, but your wording is much more clear.

Yes, the review is very good (as was the other video review I've seen by Dice Tower). Good work. I just keep getting more excited about this game every time I see more information about it. I can't wait for my copy to arrive from Espana!
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Jason Henke
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Thanks for this!

I've been getting very interested in this game from all the reading I've done on it. Thanks for showing it in action.
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Yoki Erdtman
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Great review Tom. I'm now regretting not buying this game at Spiel in Essen.
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Great job, Tom! This is now a Natus auto-buy!
 
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Yokiboy wrote:
Great review Tom. I'm now regretting not buying this game at Spiel in Essen.


You ought to! It cost me a frickin arm and a leg to get it shipped to Canada from Espana. :\
 
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jrebelo wrote:
You ought to! It cost me a frickin arm and a leg to get it shipped to Canada from Espana. :\

Luckily both Sweden and Spain are in the EU, and shipping is generally pretty affordable within the EU.
 
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