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Nations At War - 4/19/2020 10:50:40 PM   
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This one is new to me. Looks promising. LnL Digital.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1226000/Nations_At_War_Digital/?beta=0

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RE: Nations At War - 4/19/2020 11:04:43 PM   
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Wow, it's kind of incredible how little information they provide in that link. So I can tell it is a platoon level WWII game, but that's it. What nations are included? Not mentioned... Editor? Who knows...

I get that it's early access, but surprising that they wouldn't give potential players a bit more info to help decide whether they want to try early access. As for right now, given the almost complete lack of info about the game, I'll pass.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/19/2020 11:09:20 PM   
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It's based on their board game of the same name.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 7:19:46 AM   
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There are some demos on You Tube. It's a day one purchase for me.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 7:31:50 AM   
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I advise you not to buy this game
which requires a third party account(Requires agreement from a third EULA) which is difficult to install, difficult to connect and which cops your PC for obscure reasons.
Besides, this thread reminds me of a new covid thread.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 11:58:56 AM   
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I'll be getting it as soon as it's available too. Can't go wrong with $5.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 3:56:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lobster

I'll be getting it as soon as it's available too. Can't go wrong with $5.


Well that’s only the core game, you need the dlc modules to flesh things out.

Core (dunno how many scenarios)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1226000/Nations_At_War_Digital/

Modules
https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/1226000/

Just like LnL Tactical Digital

Core with 4 intro scenarios
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1149940/Lock_n_Load_Tactical_Digital/

Modules
https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/1149940/

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 4:13:04 PM   
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Quote: Nations At War Digital gives you a chance to play two scenarios from our White Star Rising game.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 6:19:56 PM   
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There will likely be a workshop.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 6:43:07 PM   
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Stop getting ripped off!
Shouldn't this thread be closed?

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RE: Nations At War - 4/20/2020 10:28:39 PM   
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Why have pictures of cardboard counters in a computer game? There is so much more than can be done.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/25/2020 5:27:43 PM   
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The game has jus5 been released.

Nations ar War Digital @40% release discount

Nations At War Digital - White Star Rising Battle Pack 1
Nations At War Digital - White Star Rising Battle Pack 2 @20% discount

No bundle.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/25/2020 6:34:22 PM   
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Both dlc are now 20% discount.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/25/2020 9:14:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lobster

This one is new to me. Looks promising. LnL Digital.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1226000/Nations_At_War_Digital/?beta=0



well, the board game has been around almost a decade now....

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RE: Nations At War - 4/25/2020 9:15:35 PM   
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quote:

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Why have pictures of cardboard counters in a computer game? There is so much more than can be done.



because it's a digital implementation of a board game that uses counters? I mean, just spitballing here....

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 12:35:06 AM   
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quote:

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well, the board game has been around almost a decade now....

um, a lot of computer gamers don't follow board games. I've never heard of it and am not really interested in researching a board game which the computer game may or may not closely resemble. Would it really be so hard to actually describe the game in any kind of detail?

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 12:36:12 AM   
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quote:

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because it's a digital implementation of a board game that uses counters? I mean, just spitballing here....

just spitballing here, but a lot of companies show illustrations of the actual game they're selling?

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 9:10:12 AM   
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https://youtu.be/P9eEtjET_7M

Best quick description of the game.

Core game comes with a tutorial and two scenarios.

Swap Meet
July 17th, 1944, France

Aw Nuts
December 25th, 1944 Belgium

No Bridge Too Far (Tutorial)
October 2nd, 1944 France

Personally I’d emphasize pulse game play and a lot of dice throwing.
I am on the fence.

Bought it - plus both modules - played the wrong scenario (presentation issue, has been fixed according to LnL) and did not enjoy the mechanics. Too much dice throwing, the way the board moves, the looks - looked upscaled on my 1440p monitor. I refunded, but am thinking about re-buying at least the core game to see if the system can grown on me.

That said Nations at War is probably what many of you grognards will enjoy, especially the dice and pulses.

“Col. Kurtz : The dice, the dice, the dice...”

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 10:10:59 AM   
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That said although different in many ways I do enjoy LNL Tactical Digital straight from the first play.
Refined to what you may know from LnL Heroes of Stalingrad, it also has impulses and dice, but IMO it plays very different.

So why mention this at all.
1. Both are LnL titles
2. Released within two weeks from one another
3. If you do not like one, you might still like the other
4. If you like one, you do not automatically like the other
5. LnL Tactical Digital is based on the same game as Heroes of Stalingrad - look, feel and core design based on the boardgames



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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 10:55:17 AM   
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here you can download the pdf core rules set:

https://forums.lnlpublishing.com/resources/nations-at-war-core-rules-pdf-edition.268/?fbclid=IwAR1wgjssbfUuB3rYErXpFBTyV1G1rOyYIEF2tKJYbg-LW3eiFXGtOSju9Iw


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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 11:54:50 AM   
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The way the board moves annoyed me, but could be turned off in options, so I did. The dice rolling annoyed me at first, but I have either got used to it, or it has grown on me. You need to see them, as in some scenarios you can use something called fate points as a modifier, after the die roll. I have not played one of these scenarios yet, but I am learning to enjoy waiting to see how the dice fall, so to speak. Well worth the asking price, IMO.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 1:00:54 PM   
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...not to give up early I got the core game again, the experience was already a bit better.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 3:38:44 PM   
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Can you turn off the dice roll animations?

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 4:48:01 PM   
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Can you turn off the dice roll animations?



From Steam forum:
"Daniel Karsai [dev]
Not at this time, sorry - but we're considering it as an option at the start of a scenario."


At the moment I'm quite satisfied for gameplay and visuals both (considering the price and the early access status of course) in particular the rule set is solid and surprisingly deep.

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RE: Nations At War - 4/26/2020 6:39:04 PM   
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Thank you for your reply.

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