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Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
Scotland
Motherwell
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10
Sep 2012
Just bought this and it's THE ideal set for 28mm WWII wargames rules at the reinforced platoon level. You can have a good wargame on a 6' x 4' table for a reasonable outlay. Probably 40 men a side and one or two vehicles and guns. When you use an 8' x 5' table... you are really smokin'.
2014-09-14
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Paul B
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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10
Oct 2012
I am absolutely blown away by the enjoyment I have playing this game. Simple but lethal. Tank rules are abstract and that's the way I like them. The rule book is professional. Many people are playing in my local area. Big thumbs up from me.
2012-10-23
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10
Dec 2012
Fun, straightforward game that doesn't require too many figures. Perfect for newcomers to WWII gaming.
2013-01-08
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Sean Chick (Formerly Paul O'Sullivan)
United States
New Orleans
Louisiana
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10
Aug 2014
Streamlined and playable miniatures rules. I highly recommend this game. My only gripe is that machine guns are a bit underpowered when compared to rifles.
2014-08-24
tom brown
United Kingdom
Stanley
Co. Durham
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10
Aug 2013
This game brought me back into wargaming. The dice draw mechanic adds a lot to this game, it is almost chess like at times when you need to wait for your opponent to move before you can do what you want with a particular unit, but whose dice will come out first?

The rules are simple to remember from game to game, special rules are at a minimum compared to every other wargame I have played personally, and you only do a very small amount of looking through the rules during a game.

Just bear in mind that terrain is very important in this game, and as with all wargaming terrain not everything is covered in the rules, so be prepared to house rule your terrain.
2013-08-04
Rob

Tennessee
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9.5
Oct 2014
Very good tactical game with well-made miniatures. Think a more streamlined WWII version of Warhammer 40K with fewer rules. Did I mention the cool minis?
2014-10-14
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Team Ski
United States
Dover
Delaware
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9
Jul 2015
Easy to teach and easier to play. This game is what Flames of War isn't; a decent reflection of WWII combat. Sure there are more accurate games out there, but this one will at least hit the table due to its accessibility.
2015-07-24
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Randy
United States
Long Beach
California
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8.5
Nov 2014
British Commandos. (For Tank Wars, Soviet T-34 platoon and German Panzer IV platoon.)
2015-01-18
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Steven Kelly
United Kingdom
west end road, Ruislip
Bedfordshire
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8.5
Mar 2015
Beautiful rulebook, i've had a read through, and it looks great, although i'll be using 15mm figs!
2013-06-17
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miguel lopes
Portugal
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8
Mar 2013
Mutch fun. Very good to a big game. I like a little more detail in tank army lists
2012-09-11
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Charles Stampley
United States
Austin
Texas
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8
Jan 2014
I haven't played with vehicles yet but the infantry rules were very clean. It is fast and fun and isn't bogged down by excessive rules.
2014-01-27
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Bossko B.
England
Brierley Hill
The Black Country
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Big damn heroes!
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8
Sep 2014
Looks great. Can't wait to give it a go.
2013-04-18
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Tanks Alot
United States
Fort Mill
South Carolina
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8
Aug 2013
My first real venture into modeling. I wish they had better assembly instructions for newbies. Its expensive for those who feel like they have to have every thing!
Thank god for bolt action radio!
2013-08-06
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josh willhite
United States
La Junta
Colorado
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8
Feb 2014
A nice system and tabletop alternative if someone was wanting some 28mm WW2 wargaming. Neat pinning rules, you could potentially eliminate a unit just by unloading on their position. 28mm WW2 stuff is a lot cheaper than Warhammer 40k stuff on that note.
2015-01-09
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Adam Green
United States
Dayton
Ohio
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8
Mar 2014
Non realistic war game focused on infantry more than armor. Infantry trumps everything in this game (except maybe flamethrowers).
2014-11-18
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Lopo Metello
Switzerland
Denges
Vaud
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8
Mar 2015
First battle with such gameplay and a lot of fun! Elegant and easy to play.
The most important aspect in my opinion is that your "army" is only composed by few squads, very practical to move!
2015-03-12
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Andrew Migliore
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
Jun 2014
Fine simpler skirmish set of rules for WWII minis (I've used 28mm). Sets are nice (although somewhat expensive) and the books clearly show their publishing origins and are handsome editions. So fast to learn and teach, not super detailed (which may be a minus to some) and armor not quite balanced. The good thing is it is actively being produced, is available from Warlord Games (or other online merchants) as well as ebay. I think I like Battlegroup Kursk/Overlord better but would need to play a few more games. Definitely has more of a Warhammer feel to it but overall this game fits the bill for doing conventions or more beer and pretzel fun WWII miniatures game.
2014-07-06
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Robert Martin
United Kingdom
Swansea
Wales
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8
Jan 2015
A nice straightforward enjoyable WW2 skirmish game. Plays in about 2 hours or so; about 60 figures and one vehicle per side.
The system is designed for 28mm figures available from Warlord games, though other scales can be used.
Played several times with my ten year old son and he grasped the concepts quite quickly.
Have written and played a WW1 variant (with which I use 20mm figures).
The only drawback is the cost of the 28mm figures and vehicles, though cheaper options (i.e. 1/72 (20mm) plastics) can be used.
2015-01-26
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Pete Melvin
Scotland
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7.5
Aug 2013
Not perfect by any stretch but easliy one of my favourite games. Its easy and fun to play. The pinning and activation system make this game.
Ignore the people who call this 1940K, they have no idea what they're talking about and have probably not played it.

Lowered my score. Game is currently massively broken in favour of nations with newer army books, power creep evident. My above statement is rapidly becoming sour.
2013-08-28
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Dave B
United Kingdom
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7.5
Sep 2014
Easy to learn, quick and enjoyable d6 rules - at the cost of some abstraction. Infantry are important and AFV tend not to dominate. All good.
2014-09-18
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D. Patton
United States
Alamogordo
New Mexico
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7
Nov 2012
Good game with simple, straight-forward rules. Not a simulation but does cover many factors like cover, different weapon types and national special rules.
2012-11-15
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Tom Oxley
United States
Dayton
Ohio
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7
Jan 2013
Dont really see that much difference over Disposable Heroes. Sort of a mix of Disposable Heroes and Warhammer. I'll play, but will go back to DH when I run a game.
2013-01-21
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Jakob Schneider
Germany
Brühl
NRW
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7
Feb 2013
Nice Skirmish rules, that play very fast without losing depth. The main draw for me is the dice pull impulse system that produces some agonizing choices. The ability to keep the ambush order from turn to turn allows for some nice tactics.
2013-02-27
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Andy Short
United Kingdom
Grimsby
N.E.Lincs
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7
Jun 2013
Awesome game needs a few clarifications and may not appeal to simulationists but if your looking for a good easy to learn WW2 wargame you could do a lot worse.
2013-04-17
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Chris Miller
United States
Rock Hill
South Carolina
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7
Jun 2014
Down rated to 7 after playing a bit and seeing the cracks in the system. Too many rules in this system don't make sense and there is no apparent line on realism vs playability; some rules are far too light to simulate real situations while other rules are overly complex without adding anything to the game.
A good intro to mini wargames but I'm moving on to better systems now.
2014-06-03
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sean johnson
United States
Edinburgh
Indiana
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7
Aug 2013
I really liked this miniatures combat system, and I look forward to the opportunity to experience it more.
2013-08-18
Bill Vee
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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7
Nov 2013
Rating after 1/5/10/25 plays: 7/-/-/-
Nov 2013: Rating of 7.
2014-01-19
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Robert Hawkins
United States
Mooresville
North Carolina
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7
Nov 2014
Received in my "Sarge" package - Normandy starter kit.
2013-12-06
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RodZ
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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7
Apr 2014
Beer and Pretzels WW2 game.
2014-08-19
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David Agirre
Spain
Vitoria-Gasteiz
Basque Country
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7
Jun 2015
Owner of a German army.
2014-10-02
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Craig Artl
United States
New Berlin
Wisconsin
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7
Nov 2014
Tried this out at a convention and liked it enough to pick up the rules and some 15mm minis. Need to get this painted up and to the table.
2014-11-04
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Joseph Paquet
United States
St Albans
Vermont
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7
Sep 2014
Good small scale wargame ruleset. Lots of variety and adaptable to different scale for miniatures. Building up an army can be time consumming
2014-09-02
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tim brown
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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6.5
Mar 2015
At the core of this I'm sure is a good enough game, that, with some tweaks, I'll be able to play from time to time with friends. I'm a bit underwhelmed by it though. While there is some interesting mechanisms, other parts feel like 40K in feldgrau.

How can a rule set for WW2 have such detailed rules of figuring out which level of a multi-story building an indirectly fired shell will explode on but have no rules at all for entrenchments!?
2013-03-07
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Lon T
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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6.5
Jan 2015
Yup, it IS Warhammer 1940K - fun, fast and firmly in the "game rather than simulation" camp.
It's not a carbon copy however - the game has some excellent mechanics, including a clever unit activation system which breaks the IGO/UGO grind of it's various ancestors.
If you like your games to feel like a Saturday afternoon war movie, you should definitely grab a copy!
Me? While I appreciate the game for what it is, I prefer a little more pulp in my Pulp games, and more grit & shell-casings in my WWII.
2015-01-09
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David Manley
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6
Apr 2014
Fun and fast, not particularly realistic in terms of WW2 as is but with some house-ruling becomes a more satisfying game and closer to "reality". Ideal for club night games. Simple to house rule to other periods too. I don't know why they bill this as a 28mm game (other than to sell Warlord figures) - it doesn't seem to work well with 28mm at all (especially when vehicles are involved). 20mm is OK at a push, 15mm works MUCH better
2014-04-10
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Howard Heart

Tacoma
Washington
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Jan 2015
Somewhere between Dust Warfare, Dust Battlefield, and Bolt Action is my perfect miniatures war game based off of World War II is. Of the three mentioned above, I think Bolt Action is my least favorite.
I find the army list construction to a bit overly involved (compared to the plug and play of Dust) for my tastes purchasing five plus per man. At the same time, everything feels too generic as a rifleman is a rifleman is a rifleman (with the exception of National Characteristics).
I really like the initiative mechanics for this game as I find Dust Tactics/Battlefield and other alternating turns a little too tidy for war. I also like the 28mm scale (though I will be using 1:48 at least for the vehicles) the game as I think that is about a small as miniature can get before I find the aesthetics displeasing. Because of my preference for scale, I have no issue with the truncated ranges of weapons as an abstraction. In fact, I wouldn't mind Bolt Action having all non-artillery/air strikes being under 36" to force players to move to attack. The lack of lethality (well non-assault part) is a breath of fresh air in comparison again with the bloody Dust Tactics.
I like this game well enough and will always be up for a game of it. As I slide more toward historic miniatures games, I could see Bolt Action surpassing Dust Battlefield.
2015-02-07
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Chad Marlett
United States
Plymouth
Michigan
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5
Aug 2014
fun for what it is, but not particularly any different from every other BOD miniatures ruleset.

I think I just prefer to have the lack of ambiguity that hexes and counters provide.
2014-08-06
Scott Clinton
United States
Texas
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May 2013
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These rules are a simplified set of rules for WW2 (somewhat) fast-play miniatures wargaming. This is NOT a *board* game. This is a set of miniatures rules and ownership of scale figures, terrain and vehicles for World War 2 era tactical gaming is required. Also please note that due to the nature of these rules and how they are marketed your total cost to play the game (NOT including figures/terrain) will actually be at least 2 books and most likely 3-4 books total.

Hosted several (large) games at Texicon in Forth Worth TX May 17-19, 2013.

These rules are *flavored* with World War Two historical aspects and I would never attempt to call these a simulation or even a historically accurate skirmish wargame as they simply do not produce nor require nor even encourage "historically accurate" or even reasonable choices from the players to be successful.

The game is designed by the same person that developed Warhammer 40k and is a (VERY) obvious attempt at using the same rules design method where everyone gets something 'special' in their "Army List" and general rules are stated, and then numerous exceptions noted in the dedicated sections for various weapons, armies, units, etc...

Why many people seem to think this makes the game "simpler" and easier to understand I do not understand as this type of game design requires players to remember many and an continuously increasing number of "special rules" or exceptions for differing units, weapons, etc. that are released with each new "Army Book". And of course they are not very well balanced nor even historical in their impact on game-play and unfortunately (history has shown) it tends to only get worse with each new book published as the company tries to sell the "newest release".

But of course it does make everyone "feel special" and sells lots of "Army Books" with pretty glossy pictures. And this system seems to be quite liked by many gamers even with the loss to playability, balance and accuracy to detail (and your wallet as you buy each new "army book"). I expect this to be quite a popular WWII skirmish "wargame".
2013-10-20
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Rolf Van Ishem
United States
Queen Creek
Arizona
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4
Dec 2013
Too expensive to really get into and simple rules makes this one a pass for me. Why not just play Flames of War instead, which has a much bigger following and has been around a whole lot longer. Oh well, back to Art of the Tactic and Operation Barbarossa for me.
2013-12-05
Franck Maille
France
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Jan 2015
No grenade rule, seriously...
Another GW-like cash machine
2015-01-24
Chris Turner
United States
Wauwatosa
Wisconsin
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Plays like a combination of AT-43 and Epic 40K.
2012-08-20
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Russ Spears
United States
Athens
Alabama
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Not sure if I'll play this, but I'm interested in how the rules work for this miniatures (15mm?) game. I hope it's not as detailed as Warhammer/40K, or even Infinity, but I'm not holding out a lot of hope. The book is gorgeous after just flipping through it the first time, though.
2012-12-20
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Jeremy Fridy
United States
Kent
Ohio
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A Games Workshop style treatment of WWII. Not perfect, but a lot of good ideas for a WWII game that doesn't become trapped in the small details.
2015-04-06
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Richard Hellsten
United Kingdom
Basingstoke
Hampshire
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2013-12-27
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Mark Jimenez
United States
San Francisco
California
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I also have the American, German, British, Soviet Union Army books. Likely to stop after Japan.
2013-06-04
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Daniel Wilson
United States
South East LA county
California
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Have a large French army and a large Free French army (Converted American models)
2014-08-31
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Jose Manuel
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Ejercito Aleman
2014-10-24
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Walter Melnyk
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Very playable squad-level game. Core rules work best with about 10 units per side.
2014-11-08
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