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bolenbr
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: fed and empire vs world in flames Reply with quote

a buddy of mine plays world in flames http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1499/world-in-flames. It takes him six months to finish a game. Is this comparable in compexity to fed & empire?

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jmt
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Close, maybe.

Someone once said that Federation and Empire is not a complex game in and of itself, rather it has lots of simple mechanics that, when combined, make the overall game complex.

In this manner, it is more like Empires and Arms or Europa than WiF.

The time it takes to play it really depends on how often you play. For me, I manage about 1 gaming session every 2 weeks. This usually works out to one full turn of the game, depending on the number of battles, for my regular opponent and I. It also gives us time between sessions to handle the economics phases which can eat up a lot of time.
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bolenbr
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so playing one turn every two weeks. How long until a game is over?
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bolenbr wrote:
so playing one turn every two weeks. How long until a game is over?

If you go the full 36 turns without one side conceding... a little more than a year; maybe a year and a half.
With 7 of us in the local group and one, 6 or 7 hour long Saturday session a month - it takes about two years.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, its taken half a year... I figure for the full thing it will take us 2 years.

But with ISC War it may take more than 36 turns... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmt wrote:
So far, its taken half a year... I figure for the full thing it will take us 2 years.


Pretty close to my estimate. Just remember - the first turns go much faster than the latter ones due to fewer empires involved, fewer ships, fewer special units, fewer raids, fewer overall battle hexes...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
jmt wrote:
So far, its taken half a year... I figure for the full thing it will take us 2 years.


Pretty close to my estimate. Just remember - the first turns go much faster than the latter ones due to fewer empires involved, fewer ships, fewer special units, fewer raids, fewer overall battle hexes...


Testify, brother!
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edfactor
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I love both these games, but they both work best when you can knock out at least 1 game session a week.
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