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John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« on: June 18, 2021, 02:44:30 PM »
I enjoy many of the American Civil War and Napoleonic games but in the is sale I want to try something different.  Have three in mind: 

1) Naval Campaigns-Guadalcanal. I know nothing about these naval games, is this worth the time and effort to learn?

2) Modern Campaigns: was thinking of either Danube Front, North German Plain or Fulda Gap. I've played a couple of the the WW2 campaign games but none for the modern series. Either of these better than the others?

3) Squad Battles: either Vietnam or Tour of Duty.  I've played SB's WW2 so I know he basics. Either of these two better than the other?

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 04:31:25 PM »
Hi
I am looking at Wolfpack

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2021, 07:04:22 PM »
I enjoy many of the American Civil War and Napoleonic games but in the is sale I want to try something different.  Have three in mind: 

1) Naval Campaigns-Guadalcanal. I know nothing about these naval games, is this worth the time and effort to learn?

2) Modern Campaigns: was thinking of either Danube Front, North German Plain or Fulda Gap. I've played a couple of the the WW2 campaign games but none for the modern series. Either of these better than the others?

3) Squad Battles: either Vietnam or Tour of Duty.  I've played SB's WW2 so I know he basics. Either of these two better than the other?

All of the Modern Campaigns titles play similarly, but I believe Danube Front combines all of the maps from the other titles in the series allowing you to play out the war across the entire front.

Both SB: Vietnam and ToD are good games. I think ToD has a campaign, whereas I don't believe Vietnam does. Take a look at the scenario lists and see which one appeals to you most. I think Vietnam might have some more diversity over ToD.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2021, 10:10:04 PM »
Just starting to learn Wolfpack.  Taking me a bit but it is so satisfying to put a torpedo into a merchant ship

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2021, 03:29:20 AM »
The only thing preventing me right now from buying is I have too many games already

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2021, 03:45:56 AM »
I picked up Advance of the Reich and Red Victory. Other than Winter War and the Spanish Civil War title, my Squad Battles collection is complete.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2021, 01:45:21 PM »
Re "The only thing preventing me right now from buying is I have too many games already".

I'm sorry, I don't understand this.  Perhaps a translation is in order?

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2021, 02:06:48 PM »
I donít think it would translate well into any language.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2021, 02:59:32 PM »
Are there any JTS titles covering Army Group North on the eastern front? They all seem to be Group Center and South for some reason.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2021, 09:12:32 PM »
Are there any JTS titles covering Army Group North on the eastern front? They all seem to be Group Center and South for some reason.
SB Red Victory does. I think SB Advance of the Reich has a couple, although there are a lot of user made scenarios which cover this for both games. Tanks at Rossienie immediately springs to mind. FWIW, Rossienie is a 1941 battle about the push into Lithuania.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 09:36:02 AM »
Are there any JTS titles covering Army Group North on the eastern front? They all seem to be Group Center and South for some reason.
SB Red Victory does. I think SB Advance of the Reich has a couple, although there are a lot of user made scenarios which cover this for both games. Tanks at Rossienie immediately springs to mind. FWIW, Rossienie is a 1941 battle about the push into Lithuania.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there isn't anything in the Panzer Campaigns series that covers AGN and the drive to Leningrad?

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 10:04:49 AM »
Are there any JTS titles covering Army Group North on the eastern front? They all seem to be Group Center and South for some reason.
SB Red Victory does. I think SB Advance of the Reich has a couple, although there are a lot of user made scenarios which cover this for both games. Tanks at Rossienie immediately springs to mind. FWIW, Rossienie is a 1941 battle about the push into Lithuania.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there isn't anything in the Panzer Campaigns series that covers AGN and the drive to Leningrad?

You are correct, and I really wonder why. This is a huge gap in the coverage of the eastern front series.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2021, 01:49:32 PM »
After I found out about the additional 20% off for the "BulkOrders" code (orders >= $200) I went a little crazy...

I will probably ask for some PBEM opponents soon...I have a majority of Tiller's operational games now.
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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2021, 06:12:45 AM »
Sale ends at 10 pm eastern time today.   Haven't bought anything myself and probably won't, just limited time right now.

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Re: John Tiller Games Sale: Looking for Advice/Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2021, 06:56:22 PM »
I know the sale is over...but, I haven't been able to get onto their site for two days now.  Was hoping to update some of my older titles.  Anyone else having this problem?