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Players Aid posts First Impressions for Virgin Queen by GMT

The Players aid blog has been very active of late. They have been doing some first impressions stories as well as covering some larger games. This article by Grant covers both categories as he does a first impression of the massive multiplayer follow up to Here I Stand, Virgin Queen By GMT.

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“We absolutely love to get together with people and play these really large and long wargames. Over the past few years, we have done this several times playing such games as CataclysmA Second World WarGenesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle EastHere I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555Twilight ImperiumWar Room and most recently Virgin Queen: Wars of Religion 1559-1598. There is really something to be said about a massive 6-player wargame being the penultimate achievement of wargaming. It is absolutely a thrilling experience to play these large games with maximum player count to understand and have the experience that the designers wanted us to have with it. It absolutely though doesn’t mean that these games cannot be played 2-player, as we have done with all of them due to necessity. They just seem to shine when there are 6 wargamers around the table struggling with the massiveness of the experience, and learning their own faction while trying desperately to accomplish things which will help them win the game.

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