Potential New Player Question

Discussion in 'World At War 85 Series' started by jimbolya, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. jimbolya

    jimbolya Member

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    Discovered this game today and am curious about replay-ability. I noticed that it appears for all of the WaW series that each box comes with 'canned' scenarios that include predetermined OOB. If that is the case how do you continue to play after you've played through each of the scenarios knowing what is to come from each?
     
  2. Ralph Ferrari

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    The World at War and Nations at War Series use a chit draw mechanic to activate formations each turn. You place formation activation markers in a cup at the beginning of each turn, as well as a number of End of Turn counters, usually two. The chits are drawn from the cup, and the chit selected determines which formation is activated. So it is totally random when, or if each formation will get activated. When all of the End of Turn markers are selected, usually two, the turn ends, so not every formation may activate each turn, although a formation cannot miss an activation two turns in a row.
     
  3. Zac

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    There are additional scenarios that you can get in the Compendiums. The Gamer's Guide as well as the first Compendium also have articles about creating your own scenarios. So far the randomness brought into the game via the activation chits makes the later scenarios very repayable. Some of the initial "learning" scenarios with small force counts don't often have a lot of replayability.
     
  4. Matt Lohse

    Matt Lohse Editor
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    In large part, what Ralph and Zac said.

    In addition, some scenarios have several objectives for one/both sides so depending on what a player chooses to focus on (or not focus on, or concentrate focus on all objectives) this can affect how those scenarios play.
     

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