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Year Published
2003
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Bitter Woods (fourth edition)
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Deluxe Bitter Woods
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Bitter Woods is a mid-complexity wargame on the last great German offensive in Dec 1944, commonly known as the "Battle of the Bulge". The map depicts the area of operations, the Ardennes area at the borders of Germany, France, Belgium, and Luxemberg. Prominent features like roads, rivers and cities are depicted. A hexagonal grid is superimposed over the map to regulate game play. Each hexagon is 2 miles across, unit size is brigade and regiments. Each turn represents 12 hours of real time.

Game features include morale, prominent leaders, blitzkrieg tactics, German army boundaries, initial surprise, Allied air power and much more.

This is an entirely new version of the latest, or 4th edition, of this game. It has been totally revamped and owners of the previous editions may wish to acquire a copy of this one with all the bells & whistles it contains.

First off, they've mounted the game-mapboard-(30" by 46") to avoid the problems with paper mapsheets(which also increases the cost of doing such). They have improved & updated the graphics for everything all around, and increased the size of the game counters to 5/8", while that's been factored into the cost as well. Then, they greatly enhanced the current Rulesbook (4th edition) with new scenarios, an additional variant, rules changes & clarifications, included a Players Handbook, updated the designer's notes, and much more! There are full COLOR player aid cards, Random Events are introduced, they've updated the cartography (the map graphics), provided an updated Order of Battle, the hexes have been enlarged to contain the larger game counters, and variant counters are also introduced.

For those of you with distinguishing tastes in their choice of wargames, this has also been acclaimed by the noted designer and expert on the subject, Danny S. Parker. You'll have to go to the l2designgroup.com website to see this as words can't do it justice. The beautifully rendered tank graphics, especially for the Germans in their Autumn camo-pattern, is superb to say the least.

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Expanded by: Bitter Woods (4th Edition) Expansion Kit.

Re-implements: Bitter Woods.

Re-implemented by: Designer Edition Bitter Woods.

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15 Flatten the Learning Curve Summary
All core rules and a number of optional rules summarised in walk-through order. Hope this helps newbies to flatten the learning curve. Comments/corrections/suggestions welcomed.
English
2011-03-23
5 Resumen Manual Bitter Woods Español
Resumen en español del manual
Spanish
2010-05-16
4 BW - Tournament Scenario
This scenario is used at the Australian Boardgame Championship - it has been thoroughly tested and fine-tuned.
English
2008-02-11
4 BITTER WOODS TABLAS.pdf
TABLES IN SPANISH - TABLAS EN ESPAÑOL por Felipe Santamaría
2007-07-25
12 Bitter Woods 2 sheets summary.pdf
2-sheets turn summary
2005-09-12
6 Bitter Woods 1-sheet combat modifiers summary.pdf
1-sheet combat modifiers summary
2005-08-14
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