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App description: Nuts!: The Battle of the Bulge is a Decision Games card game that recreates the famous World War Two battle (16-31 Dec 1944) in which the German Army mounted a surprise attack on the thin U.S. forces deployed in the Ardennes region hoping to breakthrough to the English Channel and split the allied forces.

In the game you control either the German or the U.S. and British forces.

You play using cards that represent the brigades, regiments and battalions which fought in the battle. Each unit is rated for its strength in infantry, armor, artillery and cohesion.

You move and fight with the combat cards to eliminate the opponents cards and achieve or thwart a strategic breakthrough.

Terrain cards represent the significant geography of the battle, such as Bastogne, Ellsborn Ridge and the Meuse River, which served to hinder or speed the German attack.

There are also Event cards that represent all the situations that arose during the battle including events such as German commandos misdirecting traffic, mass surrenders and panics, air strikes and even Pattons prayer for clear weather!

Key Features:

- Playable as both the U.S. and German sides vs. AI.
- Play the full map or the North or South individually.
- Randomised or Predefined game setup.
- 300 cards featuring units, terrain and events.
- Authentic WW2 images.
- Weather & terrain effects.
- Supply lines, cohesion checks and town encirclement.
- Faithful recreation of the original card game.
- Full game rules included.

Eli's comments:

Nuts! The Battle of the Bulge

HexWar Games Ltd
Genres: Games Board Strategy Entertainment
$12.99 NZD


Quote:
Nuts!: The Battle of the Bulge is a Decision Games card game that recreates the famous World War Two battle (16-31 Dec 1944) in which the German Army mounted a surprise attack on the thin U.S. forces deployed in the Ardennes region hoping to breakthrough to the English Channel and split the allied forces.

In the game you control either the German or the U.S. and British forces.

You play using cards that represent the brigades, regiments and battalions which fought in the battle. Each unit is rated for its strength in infantry, armor, artillery and cohesion.

You move and fight with the combat cards to eliminate the opponents cards and achieve or thwart a strategic breakthrough.

Terrain cards represent the significant geography of the battle, such as Bastogne, Ellsborn Ridge and the Meuse River, which served to hinder or speed the German attack.

There are also Event cards that represent all the situations that arose during the battle including events such as German commandos misdirecting traffic, mass surrenders and panics, air strikes and even Pattons prayer for clear weather!

Key Features:

- Playable as both the U.S. and German sides vs. AI.
- Play the full map or the North or South individually.
- Randomised or Predefined game setup.
- 300 cards featuring units, terrain and events.
- Authentic WW2 images.
- Weather & terrain effects.
- Supply lines, cohesion checks and town encirclement.
- Faithful recreation of the original card game.
- Full game rules included.


Supported Devices:
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 8.0

Download Size: 227.4MB

11-04-2015, 10:44 AM
#2
I 100% expected this to be a game about chubby squirrels having an eating contest.

11-04-2015, 11:11 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,197
I've been expecting this game and really looking forward to it. Roll on 11.
11-04-2015, 11:56 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 661
I like the Card-Aspect of the game. Would love some gameplay videos, took a look at the older title but I really want to see the cards in action Is it hard to get into these games? Would be my first HexWar Game.
11-04-2015, 01:59 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,197
11-04-2015, 02:22 PM
#6
Really hoping for a phone version ! Damn well at least I get to play this war of mine
11-04-2015, 07:26 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppUnwrapper View Post
I 100% expected this to be a game about chubby squirrels having an eating contest.
Me too.
11-04-2015, 07:48 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 822
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppUnwrapper View Post
I 100% expected this to be a game about chubby squirrels having an eating contest.
This made me literally laugh out loud when I read it and again later when I though about it. Hilarious. By the way, the whole Stay, Mum fiasco wasn't a total disaster. It has earned you at least one more follower on YouTube, me. I was slightly disappointed though that you didn't do a walk through for Lumino City. I had to watch somebody else's video for the lightmill stage. Only because I didn't realize I could take the morse code sheet out of the book in the library.
11-04-2015, 08:27 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by sobriquet View Post
This made me literally laugh out loud when I read it and again later when I though about it. Hilarious. By the way, the whole Stay, Mum fiasco wasn't a total disaster. It has earned you at least one more follower on YouTube, me. I was slightly disappointed though that you didn't do a walk through for Lumino City. I had to watch somebody else's video for the lightmill stage. Only because I didn't realize I could take the morse code sheet out of the book in the library.
Haha glad to make you laugh and thanks for the support! I don't want to derail this thread too much, but I'm still playing LC. I was planning to spend time with it today, but then The Room Three surprised me. I still plan to finish and review LC, but likely won't make a walkthrough since there are plenty of them out there already.
11-04-2015, 09:22 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,092
Glad to find that there is no mandatory map downloading in the first run...

Well, anyone who knows the origin of this probably-the-most-famous-swear-word-in-military-history would expect some cameo appearances of squirrels or some other hard-shell-cracking animals...

Question: any way to replay the tutorial "video"

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