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Post by baelthazar » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:53 am

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baelthazar wrote:FYI, the copies have been loaded onto an Imperial Shuttle and are en route to Alderan (status is now "On the Boat")!
Well, the "On the Boat" status is gone so that is some type of progress. Now it is just unavailable. I guess we are still looking at April.
They recently posted a release date. I think it was March 31 - https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/n ... civil-war/

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Oh! Missed this. Thanks for the heads up!
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Post by El Guapo » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:46 am

So this is coming out this week? I haven't been this excited for a board game release in awhile.

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Post by Chaz » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:08 am

I'm still wanting to get it, but there's two COIN games coming out next month that I also want. Since those seem to be selling out immediately now, I'll probably grab those and try and get this later in the year or something.
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Chaz wrote:I'm still wanting to get it, but there's two COIN games coming out next month that I also want. Since those seem to be selling out immediately now, I'll probably grab those and try and get this later in the year or something.
Is one of them Pendragon?

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Post by Chrisoc13 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:23 pm

I have it pre ordered (with quadropolis in the same order). I'm fairly excited for it, but the long play time is something that means it won't hit the table very often. Soon enough though it'll be out.

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Chrisoc13 wrote:I have it pre ordered (with quadropolis in the same order). I'm fairly excited for it, but the long play time is something that means it won't hit the table very often. Soon enough though it'll be out.
I suspect I will play it IRL once or twice, but given the length as long as a Vassal module is made I will play it many times via that format (which, among other things, makes it much more convenient to play late hours and to break it up over two or three evenings).

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Post by Zarathud » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:24 pm

This is a perfect Christmas present for my sister and her husband. I don't expect to play until then. Even though it's tempting.
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Zarathud wrote:This is a perfect Christmas present for my sister and her husband. I don't expect to play until then. Even though it's tempting.
I have a copy pre-ordered. I'll have it at OctoCon.
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Drat. I don't suppose you're holding Octocon in Atlanta this year?
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Chaz wrote:I'm still wanting to get it, but there's two COIN games coming out next month that I also want. Since those seem to be selling out immediately now, I'll probably grab those and try and get this later in the year or something.
Is one of them Pendragon?
Falling Sky (Gallic War) and the Cuba Libre reprint. Pendragon's much further out.
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Post by Scoop20906 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:49 pm

Reading the review, it sounds like combat can be a cumbersome affair since there is literally four dice rolls for each round of combat and there can be multiple rounds. I need to work on a cheatsheet for this stuff when I finally get to introduce the game to a friend.
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Post by Lordnine » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:53 pm

This is now shipping on Amazon for about $75. I know I would almost never get to play it and I'm still tempted...

Someone post some impressions on how it plays with four players or if you could play as teams with more players and still have it be satisfying for everyone. :D

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Post by hepcat » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:09 pm

We saw it at our local game store last night during an open board game night. It's a freakin' beast of a box, that's all I can say. There was no way I was plopping down a hundred bucks though.
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Post by MythicalMino » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:34 pm

I pre-ordered through Miniature Market, but it has been in the "contents verified" status since about noon. Should I go ahead and assume it is not going to ship for me today?
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Post by Chrisoc13 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:41 pm

Knowing my experience with miniature market my guess is they will email you tonight saying it shipped, but the tracking number won't work until maybe tomorrow night when it will actually get picked up.

In a somewhat related note, this is my first pre order in a long time I'm getting from cool stuff Inc and not miniature market. Mostly because miniature market went to FedEx smart post for their free shipping. That literally added a week to most of my orders arriving so I'm on cool stuff again now for a while. But mine is combined with quadropolis do it won't be arriving for 3 more weeks anyways.

Can't wait to hear more of what people think of rebellion. For me it might be a one or twice a year type game but hopefully it's good enough to make it worthwhile.

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Post by MythicalMino » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:54 pm

The status just updated to "shipped", but no tracking yet. Hopefully it really is shipped today, so I should get it saturday (usps 2 day).
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Post by RMC » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:22 am

I keep wanting to pull the trigger on this. But even at only 70 bucks, it is a 2-4 player game, and I am not sure I will have the right gaming group for that. We almost always have 5+ people at our gaming days, so the 4 player games don't get played as much as I would like.... <Sigh>
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Post by Archinerd » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:42 am

It's easier for me to wait on this because it's published by Fantasy Flight. I've got time to save up for it because it's not likely to go out of print anytime soon.

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Post by MythicalMino » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:57 am

Hopefully, mine will deliver tomorrow. No tracking yet, but they did say it shipped yesterday. If it did, then tomorrow should be the day.

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Post by Chaz » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:30 pm

Archinerd wrote:It's easier for me to wait on this because it's published by Fantasy Flight. I've got time to save up for it because it's not likely to go out of print anytime soon.
This is exactly the tack I'm taking on this. It'll probably wind up on my birthday list for July. Even if I got it right now, the chances of me playing it in the next six months are pretty slim anyway.
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Post by El Guapo » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:26 am

It's en route! Apparently left a FedEx location in Pennsylvania this morning, and should be here by Monday or Tuesday.

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Post by Scoop20906 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:43 pm

Reading the rulez. Has anyone figured out how the Imperial Project deck works?

The Imperial action card "research and development" reads:
Resolve in any system that has Imperial loyalty. Choose 1of the following:

Draw 2 project cards. Choose 1 to keep and place the other on the bottom of the deck.

Remove a sabotage marker from this system and draw 1 project card.

Ok, how do you draw project cards? There is no project deck and project cards seem to be part of the action deck.
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Scoop20906 wrote:Reading the rulez. Has anyone figured out how the Imperial Project deck works?

The Imperial action card "research and development" reads:
Resolve in any system that has Imperial loyalty. Choose 1of the following:

Draw 2 project cards. Choose 1 to keep and place the other on the bottom of the deck.

Remove a sabotage marker from this system and draw 1 project card.

Ok, how do you draw project cards? There is no project deck and project cards seem to be part of the action deck.
Ok, ignore this. It is clearly written in the set up rulez which I somehow missed.
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Post by Scoop20906 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:03 pm

I'll be trying this out on Saturday. I'll post on what I think and how things went.
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Post by MythicalMino » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:05 pm

My oldest boy and I have played 3 games of Star Wars Rebellion. And we want more!

Man, we love this game. So far, I have won two games, he won one. Imperial have won twice (once by me and once by him) and the Rebels won once (by me).

The game is tense, as both sides. It is quite thematic. We are able to get a game played in right around 3 hours.

This last game we played, my youngest son and I were the Rebels, Christian was the Empire. Really came right down to the wire. Palpatine turned Leia to the darkside and she just caused havoc diplomatically. The Rebels took out a Death Star over Yavin. The Rebel Base was on Dantooine, and Christian was right next to it on Dathomir, with a Super Star Destroyer and some TIE fighters and 3 or 4 AT-ST, several Stormtroopers, and am AT-AT. I decided to strike first...the final battle took place over Dathomir where I had 3 Calamari Cruisers, 2 Corellian Corvettes, and several X-wing and Y-Wings. We brought down the Super Star Destroyer, gaining tge last reputation we needed to bring the Galaxy to rise up and revolt against the Empire. Poor Jan Dodonna was captured, tortured by an Interrogation Droid, then finally frozen in carbonite. Luke & Han attempted a rescue...but was not able to pull it off. Just a great game.

Christian very well could have won, but he was quite focused on Endor, thinking the Rebel Base was located there. Thankfully, he focused too much, neglecting the other side if the map where the actual base was.

Like I said...awesome game. And Christian is wanting to play again! He said the next time we play, and he is the Empire, it will be The Empire Strikes Back.
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Post by Archinerd » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:32 pm

MythicalMino wrote: Palpatine turned Leia to the darkside and she just caused havoc diplomatically.
Yep, they are definitely going to be getting my money at some point.

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Post by Scoop20906 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:34 pm

Awesome write up. I'm imagining how Palpatine turned Leia and she got a cool black outfit and could throw force lightning. Yep that helped with negotiations.
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Post by baelthazar » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:07 pm

Hey MM, how long did your games take, approximately?

Also, should I sell of Forbidden Stars and get this?

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Post by MythicalMino » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:41 pm

The last two games have taken right around three hours.

As for Forbidden Stars....I like Rebellion better. The theme, I like better. Forbidden Stars, though I liked it, seemed to be long to simply be long. Rebellion may be long, but the game has been so engrossing to us. And the "Star Wars Moments" are great.

If it was one or the other....all the way Rebellion, in my opinion. This is one of those games I am so glad I got (ranking up there with Blood Rage, Fallen, and War of the Ring).
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Post by Lordnine » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:06 pm

Anyone try it with four people yet? Would it work with say, two teams of three?

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Post by wonderpug » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:14 pm

Lordnine wrote:Anyone try it with four people yet? Would it work with say, two teams of three?
I'll hopefully be trying it with 4 people on Thursday, impressions to follow.

After reading the rules, it's not really suited for more than 4 unless you're just houseruling your own way of making decisions together. There's a flipside to the player mat to use for a team of 2, and the game sorta gives ground unit responsibilities to one player and space unit responsibilities to the other.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:28 pm

Anyone else's Death Star's kind of warped/mangled? The bottom of my Death Stars were definitely more oval than round. I forced the top on, but it isn't very secure...
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Post by Scoop20906 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:06 pm

I think the fun of multiple people to a side is the discussion of strategy but also being careful not to give things away to the other side. It doesn't look like the four player rules are particularly interesting but coming to a group decision on how to handle the war might be fun with the right people.
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Post by El Guapo » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:09 pm

It sounds a lot like War of the Ring, where it's really a 2 player game but they shoehorned in 4 player rules mostly to try to appeal to a larger audience.

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Post by Daveman » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:58 pm

Setting up our first run through the game, really looking forward to it.

I doubt we'll ever play it with more than two, but the 3-4 player rules basically revolve around the "leaders". A big chunk of the game is essentially worker placement. Leaders are assigned to complete missions, oppose missions the other player attempts and to "activate" regions on the map so units can move there and fight. You start the game with 4 leaders and recruit 1 per turn for the first handful of turns. Those leaders are highlighted in orange or blue and players on the same team control one color each and are each responsible for drawing and carrying out certain cards. The rules mention each player has the final say in how "their" leaders are used. Essentially just team discussions but in the end one player can say "screw it, I'm sending Admiral Ackbar here".

Also note that the rules specify in a 3 player game, one player is the Rebels, the other 2 play the Empire.

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Post by MythicalMino » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:12 am

Rebellion has been a huge hit for my boys and I. We played another game last night (my two boys as Rebels vs my wife and I as Empire). We won...but it was close. The only real mistake they made was where they moved their base to. It was a gamble what they did, and was very risky, and in the end, that risk didn't pay off for them.

They were first at Toydaria, which is slot right in the middle of the game board. I never really suspected there, but did started making threatening comments about the death star paying the Toydarian a visit. They moved the base from there after that. They had 2 choices (after the game, they told us). Tatooine or Alderaan. Christian wanted Tatooine, but Jacob at the last second chose Alderaan. A few comments slipped from them, leading me to Alderaan. Too bad for them, as there were two massive fleets sitting in two adjacent systems. Easy battle takes place and the Empire wins.
If they would have taken Tatooine as the new base, they most likely would have won, because I was 2 turns away from Tatooine, so I probably would not have gotten there in time, if I would have even thought they were there to begin with.

Movibg the Rebel Base "behind enemy lines" can work sometimes...but it didn't this time.

This game, we started at 5:30 and it was over at 8:10. The game is already set up for another one tonight. As soon as it was over, Christian asked to play it again...last night! So yeah...this one is a keeper (both the game and the boy! LOL)
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Post by Scoop20906 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:33 am

I kind of wonder if there should be some type of bonus for the location of the Rebel base. Like planets in the region get bonus dice or something.


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