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Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby lackattack on Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:31 pm

For the longest time you have asked "why can't we decide where top put the armies?". Ask no more.

This popular suggestion is finally reality as a new game option, Initial Troops. It has 2 settings:

Automatic - the usual 3 armies :|

Manual - players decide where to place their armies in a blind freestyle round :D

See Instructions -> Game Options for more details.

As usual, thanks to everyone who suggested manual troop placement or provided feedback on the suggestions. Credit for this particular solution goes to c1arinetboy

Enjoy!
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby slowreactor on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:18 am

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby ParadiceCity9 on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:21 am

Hey this is cool! Awesome update!!
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby InsomniaRed on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:24 am

Thanks lack :)
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby ofthe on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:30 am

I will forever be remembered as the guy who was first to ever win a manual game:


http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=5598531

2009-09-16 05:27:03 - ofthe won the game


:lol:
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby Bruceswar on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:30 am

wow cool... I will have to test it and see how it works... a freestyle round, so anybody can place at any time? 1 then have to wait till all others place then place again?
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby InsomniaRed on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:33 am

ofthe wrote:I will forever be remembered as the guy who was first to ever win a manual game:


http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=5598531

2009-09-16 05:27:03 - ofthe won the game


:lol:

I won the first manual speed? :P

Either way it's awesome! Thanks lack for getting this done :D
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby Darthvadar on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:35 am

ofthe wrote:I will forever be remembered as the guy who was first to ever win a manual game:


http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=5598531

2009-09-16 05:27:03 - ofthe won the game


:lol:



http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=5598526

However you was not the first to start a manual game :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby SirSebstar on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:36 am

eh in fog witha nice bonus someone can just place all troops on his borders?
and thats nice why?
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby Mixxilflix on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:42 am

SirSebstar wrote:eh in fog witha nice bonus someone can just place all troops on his borders?
and thats nice why?

Good point, but maybe it's just a case of don't play Fog+Manual.

Not being a smartass - I really do agree with you, but as you know, some combinations of game options go together better than others, and also on different board sizes(I mean MAP sizes, i obviously DID play Risk on the board, lol).

So maybe just make it your practice to not play Fog+Manual...
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby Bruceswar on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:51 am

Mixxilflix wrote:
SirSebstar wrote:eh in fog witha nice bonus someone can just place all troops on his borders?
and thats nice why?

Good point, but maybe it's just a case of don't play Fog+Manual.

Not being a smartass - I really do agree with you, but as you know, some combinations of game options go together better than others, and also on different board sizes(I mean MAP sizes, i obviously DID play Risk on the board, lol).

So maybe just make it your practice to not play Fog+Manual...



I have to say after my first test gane on it, going first is the world. If you do not go first you are done in for. I will not be using this much at all. Too much advantage to going first.

If there was no fog (like in real life) then we could see where others where placing and not be facing a 20 stack with 5 next to it, and going 2nd. That means those men are toast and then some.

Overall OK. Fog Bad idea.... I give this one 2 thumbs up for trying 2 thumbs down for usability.
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby josta59 on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:58 am

Well, I think it's cool. It's how I usually play it on a real board. Thought I'd never see it here!
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby Turbowheel on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:59 am

Intersting option...never considered it really :| . At least with that option it's easier to strategically place troops in the best areas of the maps. Given not many players, someone could wind up owning a whole region at the start. I probaly would still perfer the automatic because it makes things harder ;) .
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby Bruceswar on Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:04 am

Mixxilflix wrote:
SirSebstar wrote:eh in fog witha nice bonus someone can just place all troops on his borders?
and thats nice why?

Good point, but maybe it's just a case of don't play Fog+Manual.

Not being a smartass - I really do agree with you, but as you know, some combinations of game options go together better than others, and also on different board sizes(I mean MAP sizes, i obviously DID play Risk on the board, lol).

So maybe just make it your practice to not play Fog+Manual...



BTW the deployment phase is all Fog so we have no way of knowing where any armies are dropped.
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Re: Manual Initial Troop Placement

Postby thegreekdog on Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:23 am

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