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Scenario Search - Display OoB
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Howdy gents.

I'm pretty certain I'm missing something obvious and that there is a perfectly logical explanation but... please humour me.

When I do a scenario search, one of the options is by number of counters. If I click on a scenario, any scenario, the number of counters displayed on the 'Display Order of Battle' tab is always massively smaller than the number of counters listed. Is there a logic to this?

Case in point:

http://www.pg-hq.com/library.php?type=scenario&id=AfKo017

Counters = 86
Actual counters of OoB display = 19

Or should the OoB display be read as 'Some counters in the scenario'?

Thanks.
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#2
The OOB on the scenario page only has the unit/leader/transport counter types, no numbers. It is an agreement with APL.
... actually you Americans are probably the most dangerous people in the world. This is because you treat war as a job, and your culture has an excellent work ethic.
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(03-28-2017, 08:14 AM)plloyd1010 Wrote: The OOB on the scenario page only has the unit/leader/transport counter types, no numbers. It is an agreement with APL.

That way you have to own the game to benefit from the data.
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#4
Peter and Larry have answered the question as posed. Allow me to elaborate on the reasons:

In the Dark Ages Before PG-HQ Existed I approached APL with a rough outline of my concept for the site. At the time APL was even more paranoid about their intellectual property being stolen than they are today, if you can believe that. In order to gain permission to reproduce much of the PG content on this site, I proposed omitting enough information to make scenarios unplayable without ownership. This key information boils down to scenario setup instructions, victory conditions, and OOB individual unit totals.

Ultimately, it was a great compromise. I believe our Library's scenario pages provide enough information for a prospective player to decide if they really want to dig out that box/those boxes or not, while still ensuring ownership is required for play. So we can tell you that you'll be playing with T-34s, but not how many. Smile
...came for the cardboard, stayed for the camaraderie...
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