From: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
There were a good number of people, myself included that did not want BFTB. It’s an over used series, IMO. The consensus at that time from the players was to go straight to the Eastern Front, but BFTB had already been started – So here we are.
I'm absolutely incredoulous over the claim that the Bulge is over done. While it has probably been "done" more than any other battle in history I still find each new game on it thoroughly enjoyable. I was just posting on the design forum about how much fun I am having beta testing the BFTB scenarios.
I played the hell out of and enjoyed almost every last regimental level bulge board game I ever played, and there were quite a few. When I discovered Wacht am Rhein I literally salivated over the prospect of playing the Bulge at battalion level. Now we have a chance to play it at company level!!!
No matter what anyone wants to claim, no matter how many times you have fought the battles over Elsenborn Ridge, St, Vith, Clervaux, Stavelot, Trois Ponts and Bastogne, I guarantee you the depiction of these fights at company level in BFTB will be a breath of fresh air giving you new insights into how those fights went down at a much more detailed level than you have ever been able to play them before.
While I would like to play a dynamic campaign as much as the next guy, I can't fathom the mentality that takes the stance of depriving oneself of the immense enjoyment of these individual fights as a means of "protesting" the lack of a campaign. From my perspective you hurt yourself more with this stance than you hurt the games developer by the lack of a sale. I, personally, couldn't possibly pass this up. But, then again, I do have the advantage of an inside insight into just how much fun it truly is.
< Message edited by HansBolter -- 10/26/2007 3:25:58 PM >