Be careful what you wish for

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Be careful what you wish for

Post by grahambriggs » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:48 pm

There have been a few observations of late along the lines of "I wish the authors would clarify what they meant/what the rules mean exactly".

I was reminded sharply of this whilst observing a game between Simon Hall and Terry Shaw last night. Some snippets for your amusement:

"can I contract these bases? I'm sure we fiddled around with what you can do when ZOCd"
"errr" [picks up book. random tuning of pages]
" oh. It says the ones not in the restricted area. What does that mean exactly?"
"umm" [finally finds right page] "oh here it is. Yeah I think you can. It sort of says that"

In conversation afterwards they felt that authors are not necessarily well placed to give a clear ruling (though perhaps better than anyone else). The can remember usually what the problem was with v1 (some pinning stopped units doing historically sensible things). They often remember the various mechanisms they considered to fix it, and usually the one they settled on. But more than that usually not. Plus there's the fact that since they've written other rules and they clutter the mind.

Still it was a game filled with comedy. My favourite was Simon's impact foot catching Terry's light foot in the rear and swiftly becoming fragmented. Fragmented and pursuing the light foot into the enemy main line is seldom pretty.

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by hazelbark » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:43 pm

AWESOME.

MORE stories of these adventures please.

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by Polkovnik » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:13 pm

It's nice to hear that some of the authors are still interested in their game. :o

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by grahambriggs » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:22 am

Yes Simon and Terry still play quite a bit - though Terry does more FOGN now. Richard I think prefers the FOGR game which is very similar. Nik Gaukroger has recently resurfaced and is playing FOGR.

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by Simonahall » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:28 pm

Yes still very interested in the game.
Sadly I had a nightmare last 18 months.
In addition to 2 little girls to look after and a busy job I was dsisbled by a car crash and Magdalene my wife was very ill.
Barely made it down the club for a year.
Thankfully we are through all that and I am back warmgaming a lot again - mix of FOG A and FOG N.

So will be reconnecting a bit on the forums.

Si

PS Also am going to be in Spain quite a lot so keen to here from gamers int he valencia to alicante strip and of of comps in Spain.

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by philqw78 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:42 pm

Glad you are well again Si. I shall look forwards to kicking your arse at Roll Call
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by titanu » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:04 pm

Yes welcome back Simon it would be great to see you gaming again.

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by petedalby » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:50 pm

Glad you are well again Si. I shall look forwards to kicking your arse at Roll Call
Only unless you plan on playing FoGN Phil.

It will be good to see you back Si.
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by philqw78 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:57 pm

petedalby wrote:
Glad you are well again Si. I shall look forwards to kicking your arse at Roll Call
Only unless you plan on playing FoGN Phil.

It will be good to see you back Si.
No, I was just going to kick him in the arse
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Post by Simonahall » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:18 am

Geez thanks for the welcome back guys.
A kick up the arse is probably what I need. :lol:
Doing FOG N at Roll Call and Britcon and then back to Anncients at Warfare.

Si

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