• Publisher: Robert Artajew
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 60.4 MB
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: "Lines of Fire: The Boardgame" brings the classic board game wargame experience to tablets. It takes advantage of the tablet's features to streamline the setup and gameplay but retains the old-school feeling of playing an actual board game.

The game is a fresh design reflecting the tactical WW2 combat in Western Front. The typical scenario-based approach has been replaced by a RTS-style gameplay: players begin the battle on an empty map and race to take control over majority of strategic locations. Their main concern is to outsmart the opponent in finding an effective balance between spending resources on maneuvering the forces in play or bringing new units into battle.

"Lines of Fire: The Boardgame" is built on simple, accessible ruleset, which provides a thematic feel to the firefights. An innovative Fog of War option, utilizes tablets features to enrich the board game experience.

Features:
- play as Americans or Germans
- 7 unit types with unique characteristics
- 11 realistic maps depicting WW2 West Front locations
- play against a human or AI opponent
- innovative Fog-of-War option
- set of in-game manual, hints and tips
07-10-2013, 01:51 PM
#2
Looks a whole lot like Memoir '44.

Has anyone tried this?

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07-10-2013, 02:01 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,842
If this is an actual board game I couldn't find any info on it. I do love board games so I am definitely interested, I would just like to know what the gameplay is like.

Edit: There is a listing on BGG but it doesn't look like the physical version of this board game has been released yet.

Last edited by ojtitus; 07-10-2013 at 02:06 PM.
07-10-2013, 02:34 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 429
I'm interested to see the reviews for this. $7 is a lot for a board game that isn't even out yet.

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07-10-2013, 04:51 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
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Just found this video.


Youtube link | Pop Up
07-10-2013, 05:36 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 429
Looks good, hard to tell what's going on without knowing the rules. I really don't like the animated hand on the ai turns.

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07-10-2013, 09:02 PM
#7
Mocking: Interesting video -- I see one firefight and then the game ends for no particular reason...

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07-11-2013, 09:08 AM
#8
Installed size?
07-11-2013, 09:26 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,249
I'll keep my eyes on this...but to be homest, I'm not a big fan of dice rolls in tacticsl strategy games.

Yeah, I know this is a boardgame, but so was Europa Universalis and Europe on Fire.
07-14-2013, 04:04 AM
#10
Anybody played Lines of Fire? I watched the Youtube video but could not really make out what was going on. It seemed to revolve around that numbered bar on the right, and I found the whole upside down board annoying, just like Small World...