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by blahblah3502
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Problems playing on iPhone
Replies: 2
Views: 2815

Problems playing on iPhone

my iPad is broken atm, so I downloaded El Alamein onto my iPhone but am running into repeated "Local Player Not Authenticated" GameCenter disconnections. The game will usually connect (though sometimes not) to GameCenter and then 9 out of 10 times disconnect on attempting to load a match (have tried...
by blahblah3502
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Armor and deirs
Replies: 2
Views: 2903

Armor and deirs

I think armor can move through deirs without road access during disengagement? Perhaps they could be penalized or blocked?
by blahblah3502
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Rebuilds on reinforcements screen
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Re: Rebuilds on reinforcements screen

Hey thanks for the response! From my experience though, this doesn't seem to have anything to do with units exiting. Axis units exiting right to Egypt are quite rare in my experience, and the rebuild display "bug" seems to come up in every game I play. The "bugged" items have, I think, all been dest...
by blahblah3502
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Rebuilds on reinforcements screen
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Rebuilds on reinforcements screen

What does it mean when a rebuild unit icon has a strength bar on its icon on the reinforcements screen?
Some of them have this, others don't. They all restart with 1 strength point don't they?
by blahblah3502
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata
Replies: 20
Views: 7420

Re: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata

Not clear in rules (8.6) how Axis combat supply replenishment works in the Campaign ( I think if CW or Axis opt to avoid refit, Axis receives no extra combat supply points for 2 weeks?)
by blahblah3502
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: History requests & errata...
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

Re: History requests & errata...

CW defeat telegram message at the end says "STRONG ENEMY RAVAGING COLONIES" ... But Egypt was never a colony of Britain - it was a protectorate and then in this WW2 period , a technically fully independent kingdom with strong British influence and military bases in practice http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by blahblah3502
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata
Replies: 20
Views: 7420

Re: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata

First line of rule 10.8 on night maneuvers shouldn't say that they may occur every turn
by blahblah3502
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata
Replies: 20
Views: 7420

Re: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata

There doesn't seem to be a mention of disengagement effects on minefields ( lost if behind enemy lines without a friendly unit on the space) in the rules
by blahblah3502
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata
Replies: 20
Views: 7420

Re: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata

Rule 10.6.2 : "There are no elite flak units in the game" should perhaps be something like "The elite status of the flak units has no effect in the game - it is for historical representation only "
by blahblah3502
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata
Replies: 20
Views: 7420

Re: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata

Rule 7.1.2 seems to imply that the combined arms bonus is available to Italian units but it's not

While it doesn't say anything specifically about Italian units, it doesn't rule them out and reads as if they might have the bonus too
by blahblah3502
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Elite upgrades?
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Elite upgrades?

Does rule 13.2.4 , where it says that "Elite units may be upgraded without additional cost" mean that *all* CW elite units are automatically upgraded during CW refit . That's what I thought it meant but I am currently in a game where one elite NZ unit is one point max strength higher than the others...
by blahblah3502
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Suggestions for AI improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Suggestions for AI improvement

Been noticing playing vs Kesselring ( quick Axis AI) in both the ridge scenario and the campaign game that in Early turns it likes prioritizing attacking the CW 9 Ind unit in Naqh Abu Dweis over pulling out vulnerable units from earlier attack. So e.g. AI will launch risky attack with mobile infantr...
by blahblah3502
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Clarification on Flak combat rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Clarification on Flak combat rules?

Thanks SpaceRumsfeld! That answers the flak attack/defend question for me - would be good if the game didn't give the flak the firing animation when it can't attack though! Re: the elite question, I hadn't come across a problem with hit calculations ( I just haven't noticed), but that's a good point...
by blahblah3502
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: initial impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

initial impressions

I think El Alamein is brilliant and the best of the series so far - I am super impressed by the gameplay depth and novelty ( no matter what some superficial reviews say, there's a lot of new stuff here ) and how there's so much here while avoiding getting bogged down and turning into a slog ( a prob...
by blahblah3502
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: History requests & errata...
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

History requests & errata...

A couple of howlers in the (generally wonderful) history sections: the description of the relations between Britain and the Commonwealth Dominions ( Australia, NZ, South Africa...) is good but India is implied to be part of this group too, which is odd, since India was a still an imperial possession...
by blahblah3502
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Clarification on Flak combat rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Clarification on Flak combat rules?

So, I gather that Flak units do not operate as elite units ( though they are listed as elite in the battle orders and they have elite insignia on their icons... A little confusing perhaps ) and that they have no combat value when attacking (perhaps they should not be given firing animations when thi...
by blahblah3502
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: General Question
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: General Question

I think Claus may have posted this query because there are no briefing special radio sound effects/music in the initial automatic daily briefing reports (in BotB, there was). I initially found this worrying too, There is great radio sound design when you click on briefing after this though. Glad to ...
by blahblah3502
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Possible bug with replacements/out of supply?
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Possible bug with replacements/out of supply?

I'm playing Axis against another online human player. At the end of one turn, I have multiple Axis units out of supply but my in-supply forces have pinned down the one Soviet unit (with 1 strength point and also out of supply; one of my in-supply units is occupying the same space) that is preventing...
by blahblah3502
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?

I just saw the new-look Soviet defense lines for the first time - I totally understand how these can be useful to some players by standing out a lot more. I personally never had a problem seeing the old look defense lines though, and unfortunately I think the new look ones stick out as prominently s...
by blahblah3502
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: AI doesn't play fair
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Re: AI doesn't play fair

I totally believe that the game developers didn't design a cheating AI , but I'm starting to believe too that there is something skewed/buggy in the random number generation for Halder. Halder virtually always chooses the armor stack attack on Vladiminskoye in the opening prepared offensive moves, a...

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