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Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:26 pm
by john de terre neuve
Myself and a friend had game the other night but appeared to have 2 different versions of the campaign, are the troops elite or regular.

Thanks,

John

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:24 am
by Capt Fortier
The version I have has both sides with Elite troops (each with 5+1 command dice)

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:15 am
by 7dot62mm
The commercial version is the latest and I believe you should follow that.

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:38 am
by Truscott Trotter
I have played it with elites, it worked fine for us a very close run thing

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:20 pm
by john de terre neuve
Thanks, when I looked at the info on the pdf it was clear that the regulars version was the newer one. It would have been fun with that extra dice!

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:01 pm
by Will3T
In my initial draft both forces were rated as Elite up to six Command Dice. The trouble was balancing the Support Points as the FJ have an incredibly high Force Rating. The Americans would have 10+ Support Points for every game, while the Germans at most would have 5 and only for one scenario.

To help mellow things out I tinkered with the platoons and dropped them to be both regular which helps with the Support Point conundrum. I would not recommend making them Elite as it will sway the advantage to the Germans significantly, however you could give both sides the extra dice to make it more interesting. I would recommend making this the 5 + 1 red dice method as noted in the latest Errata and FAQ.

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:31 am
by Truscott Trotter
Ahhh right was thinking of the other one All American.

The problem with the Force ratings is using the 2 section US platoon. You would need to add in a support option of a 3rd Section at say +6 then it might work as elites - otherwise you are correct the FJ's with 3 elite section with 2 LMG each is powerful;

In this case with 101st Vs 2nd FJ rating them both as Regular is probably closer to reality.

5+1 dice and Aggressive for the US and maybe stubborn for the FJ's?

Re: Rendevous with Destiny Question

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:06 pm
by Will3T
Truscott Trotter wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:31 am
5+1 dice and Aggressive for the US and maybe stubborn for the FJ's?
Definitely could do that and not outbalance things. As you say while the American platoon has a mortar and bazooka team (which is not of much use in this campaign due to few/no vehicles) the lack of a third section really shifts the Force Rating to the Germans.

For All American I also have both forces rated as Regular, but from the start the Americans had the 5 + 1 and are Aggressive. Same issue happened in that campaign but change sides, the Germans had a bunch of support while the defenders had little.