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Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42
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Angriff! Teil 1: Ostfront, 1941/42
Conflict of Heroes: Le Réveil de l'Ours
Conflict of Heroes: ¡El oso despierta!
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Conflict of Heroes is a fast-paced tactical board game series that follows the development of modern day squad and platoon level tactics, starting with World War II and continuing all the way through modern day Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The first game in the series, Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-1942, takes you to the eastern front during Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia. Many consider this time period to be the birth of modern warfare tactics that continue to be used and perfected by today's modern armies.

Conflict of Heroes merges the elegance of streamlined Eurogame rules with deep strategic wargames. The series was designed to create a tense and highly interactive game play experience. You must manage multiple command resources to move, attack, and take other actions with your units. This gives you great flexibility in executing your battle plans, but makes constant caution necessary as unit activations on either side can happen at any time.

Much effort went into distinguishing the units in the game by highlighting their historical strengths and weaknesses. For example, each tank defense rating takes into account relative armor thickness, armor slope deflection percentage, speed, size, targeting mechanics, and crew training. All these factors are represented in an easy to learn target number system.

The included firefights, most of which you can play in about an hour, are designed to depict the pivotal points in a given battle. You can learn enough of the game to play the first scenario in ten minutes thanks to the programmed instruction approach used in the full-color rulebook.

The game also features three- and four-player firefights and optional rules for solitaire play.

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Fun: Unique system allows all players to interact with no downtime.
Fast: Scenarios vary in length from 1/2 hour to 2 hours. Most scenarios play in about an hour.
Easy to Learn: Learn the system in small programmed sections. Teach a new player how to play in under 5 minutes.
Challenging: Realistic military tactics using the historical units must be employed to win.
Consistent: Each game in the series uses a unified system.
High Quality: All components feature excellent graphics. Maps are mounted and counters are 1" square!
Multiplayer: Features scenarios for 2 - 4 players.

Awakening the Bear! includes 5 - 15x19 inch geomorphic mounted map boards, 192 easy to read 1" square die cut counters, 56 action cards, 4 track sheets, summary sheets, 2 dice, 12 pg firefight book with 10 firefights, and a 12 page rule book.

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Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42
English first edition
Publisher: Academy Games
Artist: Steve Paschal
Year: 2008
Product Code: AYG 5001
Size: 15.04 x 12.28 x 1.89 inches
5.51 pounds
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Angriff! Teil 1: Ostfront, 1941/42
German first edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games Deutschland
Artist: Steve Paschal
Year: 2008
Size: 15.04 x 12.28 x 1.89 inches
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4 Conflict of Heroes Random Scenario Generator
1. Download coh-rsg-v2.jar 2. Make sure you have java installed on your system, if you don't, get it here -> 3. In Windows you should be able to double click the jar and run it. 4. If you can't run it by double clicking it, open a command prompt, change directories to where you downloaded the jar to and type "java -jar coh-rsg-v2.jar"
2 COH ATB 2nd Korean Manual and Firefights
This document is a Korean version mauual and firefights of Conflict Of Heroes : Awakening The Bear 2nd edition. Have fun with this game !!^_^
4 CoH: Awakening the Bear! Hit Marker Guide
Awakening the Bear Hit Marker Guide to help identify Hit Markers without looking through the rule book.
35 CoH Introductory Learning Handout
This is a 2-page color handout we developed for introducing new players to Conflict of Heroes. The front page is a quick intro of CoH concepts. The back page is an index of the rules sections (from the Price of Honor rule book); think of it as a checklist when describing rules.
29 Conflict of Heroes Firefight templates
This .ZIP contains several Academy Games' Conflict of Heroes firefight templates. Those templates are ready-to-fill documents (.ODT and .DOC format) for those who want to create, organize and share their scenarios online. The templates follow the standard layout of Academy Games. A small "readme" file provides guidance and tips.
71 2nd Edition Awakening the Bear! rules.
This is the latest rule set that is included in the 2nd Edition Awakening the Bear! game.
9 AtB Overhead counter view panned out
An overhead counter view of a scenario.
19 Awakening the Bear: 2nd Edition Sheet 1
This is sheet 1 of 3, which includes the German and some Soviet unit counters. This version includes the solo symbols above the nation icon in the bottom middle of each counter. These symbols were placed for possible future 'solo' expansion modules.
10 AtB, SoS, and PoH Firefights - Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet lists each scenario available on the Academy Games website, with information on the number of players, a brief description of the battle, any special rules or cards that are to be used, and which base game it requires.
21 Conflict of Heroes Point Cost System
Conflict of Heroes Point Cost System v0.9f.pdf This is a major update. Value of firepower in close combat has been recalculated. This reduced the cost gap between tanks and infantry.
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