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1981
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2 − 4
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12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
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Fifth Frontier War
Alternate Names
第5次辺境戦争
第5次辺境戦争
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A basic hex-and-counter wargame set in the Spinward Marches of the Traveller RPG universe. Designed as a campaign aid for Traveller but a playable game on its own. Movement of units are generally pre-plotted and executed simultaneously, combat then occurring where necessary. Each turn is one week, each hex one parsec.

Components:
22" X 26" Game Map;
720 Counters;
Four 8.5" x 11" Chart Sheets;
Two Dice
Box

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Magazine References:

The Space Gamer

  • No.46 (Dec 1981) Featured Review - Fifth Frontier War, by William A. Barton.

Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (JTAS):

  • No.10 (1981) Troops in the Fifth Frontier War, by Marc Miller.

White Dwarf

  • No.29 (Feb/Mar 1982) OPEN BOX: FIFTH FRONTIER WAR, by John Roberts.

Ares Magazine

  • No.13 (Winter 1983) Fifth Frontier War, Review by Greg Costikyan.

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Fifth Frontier War
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GDW English First Edition
Publisher: GDW Games
Artist: Rich Banner
Year: 1981
Product Code: 822
Size: 14.25 x 11.25 x 1.00 inches
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Publisher: Hobby Japan
Artist: Naoyuki Kato
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2 FFW Alternative Victory Points
Alternative VPs for all FFW worlds
English
2011-03-14
6 Fifth Frontier War consolidated errata
This file contains the errata that shipped with the game as well as other mistakes found and posted on this forum by myself and others.
English
2011-03-06
6 FFW Strategy
Strategy and Tactics in FFW
English
2011-03-06
1 FFW Errata
Clarifications and some home-rule counter errata for FFW.
English
2011-03-06
2 FFW System Defenses
Charts & Rules for determining colonial squadrons, SDBs, defense battalions and mobile battalions in FFW.
English
2011-03-06
5 ffwSequenceOfPlay.pdf
Fifth Frontier War Sequence of Play Summary
2007-03-27
4 ffwRPTracks.pdf
Replacement Point Tracks with Turn Record. (A useful supplement.)
2007-03-27
4 FFE005-04T1.jpg
Missing page from far future rules reprint (refuelling table!)
2006-06-30
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