Saturday, December 23, 2006

Combat Commander Secrets ... Revealed!

Given that we're playing Here I Stand on the 28th (see the other planning post), that means that I'd like to get up some ComCom on Weds. Or Friday. And the secret to winning at Combat Commander? A good short game.



Anyone interested? Bring your pitching wedge.

15 Comments:

At 9:53 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

LOL

I finally got my copy today. SWEEEET....

I could swing by DL this Friday after 1pm, but definitively a no go for Wed.

 
At 11:01 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I have the game coming in next week, so I'm motivated to play as well. Wednesday is out for me as well. Friday is a possibility.

 
At 1:45 AM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

I've lost a lot of the desire for playing war games recently (just not enough time anymore these days!) but this game has me very intrigued...

I MUST play this and BattleLore at some point!

 
At 8:38 AM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Hmmm... I'm looking at my calendar. I don't see much time to read HIS's manual for Thurs AND CC's by Friday.

My wife actually works tomorrow all day.... if no one tempts me with gaming, I would have enough time to read both.

 
At 9:31 AM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

ComCom can be learned in 20 minutes, for the most part. The basic rules suggest not reading the events and actions (except Op Fire) anyway.

 
At 10:23 AM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

cool. I'll be ready then. BTW, it's such a sweet sweet package... cool maps (6), player aids, OOB's, 3 sheets of counters, 3 decks of cards...... can't wait to try it.

 
At 11:19 PM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Alright, I'm planning on being there Friday!

 
At 10:05 AM, December 25, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

I *might* be able to get some gaming time on Fri, but I'm not hopeful...

 
At 10:11 AM, December 25, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

I'm not sure I was clear on that last post. I'm anxious to play ComCom, and I'm available Wed till about 5 and maybe a little later.

I'm more than happy to play Battle Lore, too.

Plus there's Reef Encounter, which looks pretty cool. Rick, interested on Wed?

 
At 5:11 PM, December 25, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

man...the only day I can't play. Reading that it's similar to T+E (one of my top rated games), I really want to try it at some point.

that's ReeF encounter btw.

 
At 11:00 AM, December 26, 2006, Blogger Rick N said...

Ted, that sounds good. I've got a load of new games, too. Let me see if I can get in to see my chiropractor early - I messed up my back on the 24th (again!) - then we can coordinate on a time.

 
At 6:01 PM, December 26, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Meredith and I got in a learning game of Reef Encounter, so I got a little sense of the game. The T&E comparison is in the fact that corals grow, expand, interact, then go away. That's just one aspect to the game, however.

I got this game because I read it has some "big picture" elements in addition to turn-by-turn calculation. This arises from the ability to make some corals permanantly more valuable than others. I'm not sure yet whether the game over-constricts this mechanism.

It has some neat features, but it's too early to render a firm verdict. We both thought game play felt a bit constricted, but I suspect that will open up with further plays. Experimentation is called for.

 
At 9:08 PM, December 26, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I'm interested...

 
At 1:03 AM, December 27, 2006, Blogger Al said...

I'm afraid I'm not free on Wed., but on Thursday and Friday.

 
At 11:26 AM, December 29, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

So did you guys end up playing this on Wednesday?

 

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