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Offline c12

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French article for Congo
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:45:16 AM »
Hello there gentlemen,

Here's an introduction article for Congo. It is in French though, but has pretty pictures nevertheless.
I did not write it, my gaming partner did.

Enjoy your day good people!

https://www.trictrac.net/actus/presentation-congo-aventures-au-coeur-de-lafrique

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 10:38:28 AM »
Hello there gentlemen,

Here's an introduction article for Congo. It is in French though, but has pretty pictures nevertheless.
I did not write it, my gaming partner did.

Enjoy your day good people!

https://www.trictrac.net/actus/presentation-congo-aventures-au-coeur-de-lafrique


Très bien, ca m´a amusé beaucoup!  :)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 11:43:02 AM »
Le jeu est très intéressant, j'attends votre compte rendu «Mungo Mha Lobeh» avec impatience!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 12:20:39 PM »
maybe i should read, better try it before commenting..but from what i read in this article i will never buy it...it seem more a type of childish / fantasy game that an historical/colonial one based on research and true accounts of Colonial campaigns ...and even the use of ostentatious, unenecessary,  supposed to be african therms "kirangozi" ????  :o :( instead of appropriate and above all understandable English therms make me laugh..
no thanks! i've already the very good TSATF in my library.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 12:23:42 PM by italwars »

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 12:43:59 PM »
a type of childish / fantasy game that an historical/colonial
I suppose you mean 'pulpy' rather than childish ? I think childish is a bit of a derogatory term.

I would not call it fantasy either, for me that's more D&D.
I like my games like my orange juice: pulpy with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners

Offline Michi

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 01:07:34 PM »
from what i read in this article i will never buy it...it seem more a type of childish / fantasy game that an historical/colonial one based on research and true accounts of Colonial campaigns ...

The game never claimed to be anything else than that and always announced exactly this.

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 01:07:54 PM »
It's quite funny that some would seek to create a hierarchy of the childish and non-childish within a hobby where everyone is playing army with toy soldiers.  :)



Italwars, Congo isn't really a rule set for recreating historic battles, and doesn't claim to be. The European force in the game represents explorers rather than colonizers, and the games only really depict the kind of small scale skirmishes they might have encountered. I think it is a fun system, myself, and yes, I think it is suited to more pulpy-style action stories than historical battles. I plan to use it for Rider Haggard style adventure stories in the Quatermain mould, as I am a massive fan of those books, which contain both historical elements and some that are fantastical, but I don't think that makes them childish.

There's room for all kinds of game here. All are welcome, from serious folks with a more academic studious bent, right through to folks who like to wear silly hats and make all the gun noises while they play.
Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong...

Offline italwars

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 01:11:18 PM »
Of course there is room for everybody..but from what i read ..this game is not colonial wargame rule systhem.and probably not even a simulation of explorers deeds..but a fantasy/pulp one..and when i read this article i'm entitled to qualify it childish  and happy to laugh

Offline Patrice

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 05:00:29 PM »
Interesting article, merci. :)

I've shared the link on An Argader forum.

Offline Doug em4

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 05:33:20 PM »
If that photo at the beginning of the group crossing a rickety bridge is representative of the scenery in the game, I can't wait to see more.

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
If that photo at the beginning of the group crossing a rickety bridge is representative of the scenery in the game, I can't wait to see more.

Doug

Actually the article is a review of the game system in French.  Part one of three is a good overview but nothing that isn't available in English elsewhere.  Sadly no game - at least in the first part.  :'(

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 06:07:50 PM »
If that photo at the beginning of the group crossing a rickety bridge is representative of the scenery in the game, I can't wait to see more.

Doug

Seconded, Sir Douglas! That's a beauty!


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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 10:47:16 PM »
It's very much a 'pulp' or role playing game. Not a historical set.
It's also one of the best and most fun set of rules I've played in years. Not in the least childish. Just a really good game.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 03:30:59 AM »
 Rules?  Don't much care.  Figures?  Nicely painted.  Playing with toys?  Guilty.  That bridge photo?  Have we seen it before?  Yes or no, it is one of the prettiest wargaming photos I've ever seen in 30 plus years.  Gorgeous Gorge.

And it even has a crittergator. 
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 02:54:53 PM by FifteensAway »

Offline DavyJones

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Re: French article for Congo
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 06:29:03 AM »
Great read. Thanks for sharing.

 

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