I like them all. I used to prefer small and used to get daunted by the size of the big things, the sheer quantity of materiel, the confusing OOB, but now I really enjoy the huge things. My favourites have been From the Meuse to the Rhine, Spearhead v Reich and the Centaurs scenario from COTA. It changed for me when I started to force myself to look at the big battles as many small scale, manageable battles, each wholly engrossing - so you get, I think, the same fun as if you were playing several smaller battles, but with the added tactical element that controlling all the forces allows. I haven't played either Elsenborn or Loshiem since BFTB was released, but should go back to them. I only ever played them as Allies back then, but would enjoy playing Axis now too, I think. And they're pretty big, you're right. Race for Bastogne is a nice big one too. All these scenarios you have to really get into it, really spend a long time looking at the OOB, the reinforcement schedule, the terrain the VPs etc before you even begin. And to play properly you then need to run it on slow speed most of the time. So they're long committments. A week of my time to play FTMTTR properly. You can get into it though. Anyone who can spend 2 days doing a neat reinforcement OOB chart like that could get into the bigger ones and enjoy!!
Hey Wodin, why don't you just make scenarios that are your ideal size in the Scenmaker? It's not hard. Take one that's too big and strip some units out. Maybe strip some Vic locs out too. I just did a little armoured fight on the Manhay map, with just two Vic Locs - Manhay and Grandmenil - no arty, no reinforcements, 3 days to play it, roughly even forces each side, with the supply and stats beefed up for almost everything - so that it's like 2 elite armoured spearheads contesting Manhay. There are about 130 MBTs on the Allied side, only 100 for the Axis (is that the kind of size you like?). Plus the Allies have 27 Stuarts. Both sides have small numbers of supporting infantry. You're controlling about 20 units, I guess - something like 4 battallion strength. The Allies have more tanks (and a greater strength showing if you tot up the counters) but the Axis seem to do better whether I play Allies or Axis. As if the Axis armour was quite a bit better than the Allied armour, as per the 'myth'. Interesting. It's quite easy to put together things like that, whatever size you wish. I guess you know that already.
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