Poll

How important is it for a naval game to have a connection to a ground combat game?

It's a must-have!
1 (7.1%)
It's important, but not a deal-breaker.
1 (7.1%)
It's a nice to have.
5 (35.7%)
It doesn't matter to me if a naval game has a ground component or not.
7 (50%)
Other (please specify).
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: August 31, 2017, 05:00:22 PM

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MBS Monthly Poll #15
« on: August 06, 2017, 05:00:22 PM »
This month's poll  is all about the connections between ground combat and naval combat games! For example, Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet Commander, or Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall. Having a ground component or tie-in for a naval game makes for great campaign opportunities, but how important is that to all of you, and why or why not?

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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 08:02:41 AM »
If there's no "amphibious" landing is it even relevant? Campaign opportunities are nice, but it has to be a really solid connection to matter at all. 
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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 01:26:19 PM »
I expect rules for shore batteries, land based air and amphibious operations but once those forces are 'feet dry', there are plenty of rule sets available for all periods.

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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 09:40:18 PM »
I expect rules for shore batteries, land based air and amphibious operations but once those forces are 'feet dry', there are plenty of rule sets available for all periods.

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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 06:56:31 AM »
invasions are  some of the must important bits of a war/campaign game they give a reason for ships to be fighting other that to just control the seas / void so its nice to have a link , it makes you think of tactics you don't normally bother with eg do I send a fleet off to some place out of the way to distract  from my invasion force and if so how hard do I want them to fight how many can I afford to lose when I may need them later to reinforce the main force   
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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 02:45:47 PM »
I am not against it but usually the scales and focus are so different that it is like trying to breed a St. Bernard with a Jack Russell.
Even you have a big campaign going the land and sea components might not interact directly even if the sea campaign can have a huge influence on the land one by, for example, interdicting supplies or reinforcements.

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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 12:16:31 PM »
It is a nice thing to make use of for campaign games. But the lack of rules to tie them together means it really doesn't matter.

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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 08:45:42 PM »
Can I change my vote, this just became a lot more important to me
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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 10:29:43 PM »
Can I change my vote, this just became a lot more important to me

You should be able to change it now 😉

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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 03:00:01 AM »
My best friend, the man who introduced me to miniatures actually, is moving close by at the end of the year.  While I prefer naval games, he prefers skirmish games, so a close tie in is the best chance for us to both enjoy a game. 
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Re: MBS Monthly Poll #15
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 02:01:22 PM »
I expect rules for shore batteries, land based air and amphibious operations but once those forces are 'feet dry', there are plenty of rule sets available for all periods.

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