Modern World - need testers (one more)

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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby Waterice man » 29 Jul 2009, 13:55

I'm considering nukes as a variant rule
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby unfunfunt » 31 Jul 2009, 05:44

I'll have japan. As for the nukes, you could have them replace some armies for the powerful countries. Perhaps they could destroy another unit and make the territory impassible for a period of time (a year?) That would add an interesting tactical element to their use.
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby Waterice man » 31 Jul 2009, 17:28

I've seen a problem with nukes - it'll further strengthen the most powerful powers of the EU and the USA
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby unfunfunt » 31 Jul 2009, 17:33

I'll make a separate sub-form and we can talk about it there. This is not really the correct thread.
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby Firestorm94 » 31 Jul 2009, 18:20

I'll join as USA!!!
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby ak47 » 31 Jul 2009, 18:35

i'll join as austrailia if it is not taken
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby nickjb3 » 31 Jul 2009, 18:46

USA: firestorm94
EU:
China: Aardvark Army
Arab League: Magmaniac
Japan: unfunfunt
Russia:
India: jstott
Turkey:
South Korea: nickjb3
Brazil: Zander_The_Great
Australia: The Doctor

Sorry, ak47 the only open powers are Russia, Turkey, and the EU.
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby ak47 » 31 Jul 2009, 18:53

darn didnt really read before, i'll be turkey
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Re: Modern World - need testers

Postby kininvie » 03 Aug 2009, 11:12

I'm happy to sign up.

If the EU's still free, I'll take that. Otherwise I'm not fussed.

After the happy experience of playing Imperial:
a) I think dividing SCs between buildable and non-buildable (squares and diamonds) adds an extra and useful dimension.
b) Imperial taught us that large powers with widely dispersed overseas SCs had a hard time of it. Concentrated powers did much better.
c) The balance of land/naval forces is important at start-up. Large powers can be hampered by starting with weak navies and small ones can be strengthened by having good fleet-building capacity
d) Creating flash points by placing buildable SCs in adjacent territories adds a further dimension, making it difficult to agree DMZ and creating opportunities for surprise attacks.
e) Russia needs to be strong in the East - otherwise the Chinese have too easy a time of it.

It's perhaps a bit late for this suggestion - but the Sunni/Shia and India/Pakistan tensions could be represented by the creation of a Shiite power comprising Pakistan,Iran, Afghanistan, part of Iraq, Lebanon and perhaps Syria? - with some fairly easily available neutrals in the 'Stans and perhaps south west China to encourage Islamic 'revolt' in those regions.

While acknowledging the basis on which the powers were created, I'd personally dispense with S Korea as an independent power......

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Re: Modern World - need testers (one more)

Postby raphtown » 08 Aug 2009, 18:45

I'm so cool, I'll take the last available option. This still isn't going to start for a while, is it?

Btw, for those too lazy to look at what the last missing country is, its Russia (JIC)
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