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William Gaskill
United States
Bridgeton
New Jersey
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9
Jun 2012
The Feronium must flow.
Really fun Game lots of Random
things happen you have to adjust to,
but it also has decisions you have
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2012-06-24
Owned
Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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9
Jun 2012
My one unexpected, unlooked for purchase from Origins 2012. The designer taught us the game and his enthusiasm for his latest creation was contagious.

This is a tactical mini game that might be easiest described as Warhammer 40k expres. It's futuristic mech warrior battles. The randomness/luck in a given turn is very high (card draw x dice rolling to see what characters can be activated, plus another dice roll for resolving battles). That said, there are plenty of opportunities for strategy and tactics. If the dice are against you, however, there is nothing to be done. It's so pretty that the simulation is still exciting.

Also, 1 is the new 6 and 2 is the new 1 when rolling 6 siders which amuses me to no end.
2012-06-04
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Frank P
Belgium
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9
May 2013
Just played a test game with an 11 year old and I must say even with the rulebook next to us the game seems to flow nicely and one doesn't have too many instances where the rulebook is required.
Which is a good thing , I will rate the game after a few more plays and update this section.


2012-07-14
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Mark Kwasny
United States
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Jul 2012
I have played all scenarios (including the two new ones on the website) solitaire. Based therefore only on solo play, this is a fun game with plenty of decisions and luck. The figures are great, the rules simple, and the game-play fast. And it works pretty well solitaire.
2012-07-31
David Millette
United States
Henderson
Nevada
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8.5
Jul 2012
5-8-12 - Rated 8

After 2 plays I am rating this one the same as Memoir 44 in regards to it's base game. If you like Mechs, then this one has some real potential. Could go up or down from here depending on my future plays, expansion releases, etc.

Pros:
Awesome units, lots of potential to add more. Liked the weapons system and wildfire card interaction as they can really throw a wrench in the best of plans. The luck factor is present, but I think it keeps the game interesting and fun. The 4-player option could be a blast. I liked the different LOS mechanics. Liked that some scenarios allowed for customized unit placement and different objectives to win.

Cons:
The terrain tiles have no effect other than immpassable terrain that blocks LOS. With a ranged fire range of 5, the board seems a little small at times.

5-12-12 - Rated 8.25
Upping my rating slightly after 5-6 plays. A light fun game. My 11 year old daughter said she likes rolling the dice. She will play this game. Won't play Mem 44.

7-4-12 - Rated 8.5
Still having fun with this game. The 3 and 4 player scenarios are great fun with two players as well..
2012-07-06
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Thomas Mink

Indiana
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8.5
May 2012
Fun to play. Mech goodness without having to change your life style.
2012-05-21
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Sam Taylor
United Kingdom
Southwell
Nottinghamshire
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8.5
Jun 2012
Really enjoyable war game. The miniatures that came with the game are absolutely awesome even if there are only four types. Scenarios are short, game play is reasonably straightforward and really well balanced. Alot of this game ends up being decided by luck (which combat cards you have and what units you roll on the activation dice) but this helps to keep it fresh and interesting rather than allowing a player to perfect a winning formula every time.
2012-06-14
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Matthew Graham
United Kingdom
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8.5
Apr 2014
Got this in a sale and was very happy with it. Not that hard to learn, helps if you have played Warhammer befor.
2014-04-05
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Brett Myers
United States
Madison
WI
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8
Oct 2013
A nice variation on the C&C system. You can see where Abaddon and Memoir 44 share a common ancestor, but their family trees branched off in different directions. A little more chaotic than most C&C games, but fun and flavorful.
2013-10-15
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Kenrick Fearn
France
Ruffec
Charente
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8
Apr 2014
waiting for mine to arrive - but graded a 10 to off set the 1 given without explanation ...will review score when played the game...
2012-05-15
Preordered
Bastien
Australia
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May 2012
One mini partially painted by my son.
2013-02-01
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Steve R Bullock
United States
Palm Coast
Florida
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8
May 2012
If you are looking for a fun, fast, furious Sci-Fi themed game with lots of dice and cards, look no further! This game has it all! Specialty dice, LOTS of cards, Giant Robots, destroyed landscape, plus loads of conflict. Best of all, as already stated, it's great fun! Pick up a copy and see what I mean. No one does dice and card driven games of conflict better than Richard Borg.
2012-05-20
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Jay Lacson
United States
Alamogordo
New Mexico
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8
Jul 2012
Both dice roll instances do a good job of making this game feel less mechanical. Ha!
2012-07-17
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Richard Fluck
United Kingdom
Milton
Derbyshire
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8
Jun 2012
A SciFi iteration of C&C - no zones, movement and activation dice driven, cards for combat. Looks like FFG Battles of Westeros cut down in some way. production mainly good, rules a bit awkward in places - define grid zones for example - we are going for the 4 squares around the little diamonds. Line of sight rules a bit odd, and we played them 'wrong' using a ruler. Still good fun.
2012-06-05
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Cedric Chong
Singapore
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Aug 2014
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Paul Shabatowski
Canada
Stittsville
Ontario
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8
Dec 2012
Beautiful game pieces that begged to be painted. Game design by Richard Borg. Relatively straightforward rules that are deep on strategy. Random elements provided by dice that creates a balance for newer players. What more could I ask for?
2012-12-01
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Alain Marti
Switzerland
Riedholz
Solothurn
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Jan 2014
This should be Battletech themed! I will plan for this mod...
2012-12-12
Owned
Greg Williams
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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8
Nov 2014
Very nice tactical wargame with dice driven actions and combat. Underrated in my opinion, this is light wargaming done right.
2015-07-04
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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7.8
May 2012
Better than expected. Nice variant on the card and dice activation system by Borg from other games like M44 or C&C:A. Simple rules but plenty of theme and I can see this game being expanded with additional sets and scenarios. The minis are nice and lend themselves to painting.
2012-05-27
Owned
Was George Orwell an Optimist?
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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7.5
Mar 2013
Early rating after a couple of plays.

On the plus side, the game is simply fun. We had a bang-up four player session that led to a lot of laughs, and left the outcome in doubt till the very end. The Mech figures are very well formed, although a sharper contrast in size and shape of the various types would be welcome, at least for newbies.

On the minus side, the components other than the figures are functional at best - the terrain features are laughably bad standups in a game with nice figures - and the component storage is as bad as I've ever seen. The line of sight rules will bother many - you can only see along hex rows, so you may be unable to fire at a unit in open terrain two squares away, while one 8 squares away on a diagonal is perfectly visible.

Altogether the game is an odd mix, with similarities to the commands and colors series, but in a sci-fi setting. The combat rules aren't difficult, but the rules make something of a muddle of describing the differences between direct fire, indirect fire and melee.

All carping aside, we did have fun. Then again, nobody has asked to play again either. The jury is out; I'll update my comments should we get a few more plays.
2013-03-17
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Paul Hackman
United States
Champaign
Illinois
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7.5
Dec 2012
Very simple system and a lot of luck involved, yet the odd LOS and the card management allows for a lot of subtle tactical decisions.
2012-12-06
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Raistlin
Italy
Torino
Torino
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7.5
Mar 2014
Another very good game for Richard Borg. Similar to Memoir '44 and Battlelore, but simpler and faster than both of them. Furthermore it supports 4 players just out of the box, without the need of two copies of the game like his predecessors. Mostly of all, it is fun to play.
2013-04-12
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Colin
United States
Seattle
Washington
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7.5
Sep 2013
TRADE INTEREST: HIGH

I have this listed for trade because I know I will want to trade it eventually (I want to play it a few more times first). I don't think that I will need both this and BattleLore2.

I've played scenarios #1-6.
2015-06-23
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Dave Barwick
United States
Louisville
Ohio
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7.5
Oct 2013
Richard Borg
2014-03-09
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Alan Forsyth
United Kingdom
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7.2
Jul 2015
Variant of Command and Colours with Mechs
2015-08-28
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Robert Kuster
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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7
May 2012
Got it, looks good and can't wait to try it out.
I have sprayed the Figs with a black undercoat and will give them all a quick metalic silver dry brush and need to decide on colors. Will put up pics once they're done.
2012-05-17
Owned
Jason Tesser
United States
Miami
Florida
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7
Mar 2012
Not bad. A bit more luck then other Borg CDG. Fun though and has some ability to bluff.
2012-03-21
Mark Sautman
United States
Evans
Georgia
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7
Jun 2012
Another light wargame by Richard Borg that has several familiar mechanics with a few twists. This one is lighter than most, but it still has some fun gameplay. The lack of almost any combat modifiers other than cards though does limit the tactical decisions. I would have preferred a bit more chrome and a little less randomness.
2012-06-11
The root of all evil... but you can call me cookie.
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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Sep 2012
The game delivers precisely what I expected. No more no less. Enjoyable for what it is.

2013-04-30
Dave Shapiro
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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Nov 2012
This is not a C&C game. This is a good introductory miniatures game with a mech theme. It plays quickly; we played three games in a row in two hours.

It is very simple to create your own set ups. It is very easy to teach and yet offers enough strategy to make it enjoyable.

The game is somewhat of a land version of Battleship Galaxies.
2012-11-09
Tim Royal
United States
Snohomish
Washington
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7
Jul 2013
Great mech battle feeling, even without much in the way of terrain. Rules are suited for mech like maneuvers, and it plays quite nicely in a reasonable timeframe.
2014-09-25
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Robert Lautenbach
Netherlands
Amersfoort
NL
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Jun 2013
Abaddon is a fun game, and as a tactical miniatures game that can be played in only 45 minutes, it fills a unique spot in my collection. The first two missions are a bit boring, but after that there is ample opportunity for tactical play. It remains a light game, but I consider that a strength given its short playing time. The components are just OK, but once set up, the game nevertheless looks pretty.
2013-12-28
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Joshua Christensen
United States
California
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Sep 2014
Probably my favorite C&C game. I enjoy the card augmented combat much more then the other games pure dice combat. The card combat makes for interesting decisions. LOS rules are also fun and intriguing.
2015-01-01
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Tristan Brunet
France
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Dec 2013
A very different take on the C&C system (which comes from an early version of the system by M. Borg himself. I absolutely love how it takes the system around by using dice to determine your orders, and using a hand of cards to resolve fights (with a huge potential at bluffing). The LoS rules are simple, but somehow it works. And it has robots to boot! Yet, there are problems with the game: a definite lack of chrome. Though the core system is elegant and works, it just screams for more chrome, a scenario building system, asymmetric factions, different mechs within each category. Basically, a Battlelore 2ed treatment could turn it to a great game...
2014-09-28
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Devi "Day" Hughes
United States
Irvine
California
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Jan 2015
Lighter than the other C&C games, but it sets up and plays quickly. Not a simulation, but a fun, engaging game that would have benefited from some expansions. The models have definite "toy factor" and would look great painted. I look forward to playing all of the scenarios in the box.
2015-01-31
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Tanks Alot
United States
Fort Mill
South Carolina
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6.5
Sep 2012
light game but my son and I like to play this one. I am currently converting to miniature
2014-02-21
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Michael Brown
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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6.5
Sep 2012
New Favorite. Command & Colors and Mechs. Great components, good quality minis, overall a great idea and a swell time had by all.
2012-10-08
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Joel Eddy
United States
Coeur d'Alene
ID
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Feb 2015
An extremely fun smash and grab. Fans of Heroscape should appreciate this inaugural entry into the Abaddon universe. There is definitely room here to "game up" the system to increase complexity and replayability. Perfect with kids.
2013-07-15
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Patrick Cussen
United States
Great Meadows
New Jersey
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Oct 2013
I can see this game having alot of potential, unfortunatly I'm going to need to play it a few more times before I can come to the descision. The components however are top notch and I feel that I've gotten my moneies worth.
2012-06-06
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Larry Chong
United States
Kendall Park
New Jersey
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Jun 2012
Being a fan of Battle Cry, Memoir'44, Battlelore and Command & Colors, this ranks underneath those designs. It's quick fun, fast-hitting dicefest of mechanized warriors. The miniatures are very cool.
2012-06-15
Paul Robertson
United Kingdom
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Aug 2012
Excellent models and I really like the mechanics involving the different dice. Unfortunately the rules regarding line of sight seem to be a bit clunky. The card aspect of the game also makes the game feel a bit too random for my liking.
2012-08-19
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Christopher O
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Nov 2012
Pretty straightforward Battle Cry/Command and Colours port, with future battle setting. Odd to choose "crystals" to represent casualties/damage... but I guess it keeps it PG.

Would've personally designed some things differently, but otherwise a decent game. Interesting sculpts.
2012-11-19
Owned
Preordered
United States
Delaware
Ohio
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Mar 2013
Great bits, and I'd buy it on clearance for my son, but not something I'd pay anywhere near full price for.
2013-03-03
Peter Bogdasarian
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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Sep 2012
It's very random - probably too random for my tastes, since there is nothing in the mechanics to soften the impact of a couple bad activation rolls. I found the combat fiddly and felt it was too harsh that units using shields couldn't evade damage by rolling a 'one.'

Physically, there's a nice amount of stuff in the box but the mechs are rather lazy and unattractive pieces of design - they are very blocky and look far too much alike for my taste.
2012-09-02
Evan Dunn
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Sep 2014
This is a miniatures combat game with three levels of random built into it's system. Level 1 of random is you roll dice, and depending on what you get, you get to activate different miniatures on the board. Then level 2 is in combat you play a randomly drawn card and roll a die, then compare against your opponent doing the same thing, winner deals damage. So far I'm still enjoying the game a lot. Then, random 3, is if either player rolls a "1", then they deal a critical hit to the opponent which causes the rest of combat to be ignored, and the target draws an 'on fire' card and resolves the effects. Some of these effects are as bad as effectively making your unit useless until you fix it, and others are as good as healing your unit significantly. Very confusing. The minis are beautiful, the damage is tracked in a really neat way by tucking tokens into the base of the figure. There's a lot to like here, but I'd recommend not playing with the fire cards if you don't mind house rules.

Art and components
Innovative mechanics
Handles 5 or more players
Good with min or max players
Low time between turns
Comfortable complexity
Re-playability
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2014-09-08
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David Etherton
United States
Carlsbad
California
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Dec 2014
The chess-like rules really caused a cognitive dissonance for me when compared to the theme.
2014-12-16
phill fletcher
United Kingdom
York
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Apr 2015
light combat game, probably better for children. very swingy, luck in all aspects of the game. dice for movement, dice to draw cards, combination of cards and dice to attack. next to no strategy, but still a little enjoyable, easy to understand and the mini's are really nice
2015-05-11
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Mihai Stanimir
Romania
Timisoara
Timis
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Nov 2013
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Greece
Thessaloniki
Macedonia
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Sep 2013
The weakest C&C game. I am a huge fan of Ancients & Napoleonics but this one dissapointed me.
2013-09-02
Bonnie Doiron
Canada
London
Ontario (ON)
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Feb 2015
Idea of Mechs is cool, but this game suffers from not having the card driven moves like Memoir & Battlelore.
2014-11-04
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