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Re: [GZG] FT Light: 5 is the new 6?

From: "Bill Brush" <bbrush@g...>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 22:49:24 -0500
Subject: Re: [GZG] FT Light: 5 is the new 6?

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Indy <> wrote:

>> Honestly it's pretty much par for the course.  Take any sort of
>> homebrew into a gaming club or store to play the canon forces in any
>> sort of "competitive" game and 90% of the time you'll get a negative
>> reaction unless the canon forces just clean house with the homebrew.
>> At this point I can't even say it really surprises me.  Most gamers
>> don't want to "push the envelope" and that's probably just as well as
>> you will rapidly break games if you get into an arms race.  It does
>> tend to make things a tad frustrating  for those of us who are
>> habitually unsatisfied with stuff "out of the box."
> And then there's the "we didn't think of it, so we don't like being
> to it" attitude some groups tend to get. <shrug>

I would say most groups have a certain amount of stagnation and they
dislike being disturbed.

>> After that I went into historical gaming because no one calls the
>> Germans "cheesy" because they have more heavily armored tanks, plus I
>> played American so the equipment is mediocre at best.  Now I'm mostly
>> retired from mini gaming, so things are much easier since the
>> never complains that I'm not playing fair.
> Hah! Have you played Flames of War?

No, I have not heard good things about FoW.  From what little I've
seen it's more like a historical-ish game which subscribes to the
GW/40K business model of frequent updates, lots of books, and special
rules.	In internet parlance it gets a TLDR from me.

>I have heard many people cry
> "cheese!!!!" whenever a German player takes things like Hummels,
> or heaven forbid, Ferdinands and Tigers (or King Tigers now). I've
heard the
> "cheese" cry in the groups I play with, but not very often. I hear it
> in groups I don't play with.

This is the kind of thing I have heard, and these are the kinds of
incidents that would prevent me from ever playing it.	 I prefer
games based on historical forces and from what I understand with FoW
those are a rarity.  Honestly though I have little patience with
anyone who is going to complain about the person across the table from
them.  Life is too short.


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