Alright, sounds like we have a few people that have at least read the rules and are ready to learn on Acts. Create an account at Acts if you haven't yet and PM me the name and email address you use to do so. I'll wait until Thursday and then start a game with those that have messaged me.
Sorry for the zombie thread, but I wanted to say that Dair is really cool and patient with regards to teaching this bad boy on ACTS. I am already beginning to see the appeal of this classic.
This weekend, I also soloed about an hour or so of a two-player game, just to get a little more familiar with the game. I screwed up a couple of rules (particularly with regards to battles), but it was one of the rare solo games where I didn't actually want to stop playing. I just had to because my son woke up from his nap.
I was worried that the movement would be an enormous headache to deal with, but in fact I really love how it gives you options every turn, and how it constricts movement. The entire act of mustering and splitting really makes this a good crunchy game. I can probably find some good face-to-face opponents, and I really look forward to it.
First, I want to thank Dair again for leading up the current F:ATtie learning game. I can't believe I've been passing this game up for the past 30 years...
At any rate, I just want a little clarification on the order of engagements. Are these the steps to follow:
1) defender may opt to flee (1/2 points to the attacker)
2) negotiation (still, not super clear on this)
3) 4th round, defender may reinforce if possible
4) attacker can summon existing angel in the mvmt phase after slaying a creature
5) anytime during battle, either side may concede (full points to the victor)
6) 8th round attacker is eliminated, no points to the defender
7) if victorious, defender may reinforce if didn't in round 4
8) victorious legion that goes over a multiple of 100 gets an angel in that legion
9) if attacker is victorious and moved, may muster
Are these the proper steps? Did I leave anything out or misunderstand a rule?