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Eric Miller
United States
Glen Burnie
Maryland
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10
Sep 2008*
The original. One of the best tactical games ever released. Not based on reality arguments, as a game it is fantastic.
2003-11-25*
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christian plekavic
United States
Hinsdale
Illinois
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Jan 2004*
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Ken Taylor
United States
Navarre
Florida
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10
Nov 2008*
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J J
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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10
Aug 2005*
A classic, renewed with the various websites to add new detail and look to one of my favs.
2005-08-25*
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Derek Wilmott
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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10
Jan 2007*
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Scott Muir
United States
Farmington
Connecticut
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10
Nov 2007*
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Merrill Wright
United States
Florida
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10
Mar 2008*
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Robert Garlinghouse
United States
Lebanon
Oregon
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10
Feb 2009*
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Rob Notmyreallastnameberg
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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Jan 2013
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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Pat OwlOrbs on the head.
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10
May 2015
I can see why this one is a classic with a devoted following. It is very accessible, very playable, and fun. Lots of nice variants, fan sites, and old articles to sift through. Cool stuff online from old soldier, imaginative strategist, etc.

That Wargamer's Guide is pretty sweet indeed, as is the Boardgamer's issue. The BPV DYO charts by Byron Henderson are pretty awesome. LEGS. Can even be retrofitted with some of the PL or AIW rules if that's your style, though it's not really necessary.

Another nice thing is that there has been 45 years worth of rules clarifications and FAQ, so if you're learning the game, chances are someone has already ironed out an answer to your question.

There are modern platoon scale games that have supplanted PB for many people, but the rules simplicity and capabilities of the original game should not be underestimated. Not to mention I find it more aesthetically pleasing than many modern designs.





2015-05-30
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Lee Hamer
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Apr 2012
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David Dockter
United States
Minnesota
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10
Nov 2011
A 10 due to it being my first wargame. And, it was a great game for its time. I wonder how many wargamers started with this gem.
2011-11-16
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Paul Tichy
United States
Houston
Texas
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10
Aug 2011
An exciting original.

This groundbreaking and enduringly playable game is an inflection point of the art. The '10' rating is not a statement of modernity; rather, is the game worth playing and if so how much? The game is every bit as enjoyable as when it smelled like fresh ink, hot oil, and cordite.

It moves along and bookkeeping is slight. You don't have to keep track of loss factors, supply, or command.

Does PanzerBlitz give a flavor for armored tactical combat? After the German has exhausted his scarce infantry and the Russian presses resolutely past a litter of his own burning wrecks, is the proper time to ask.

The bottom line is, it's fun.
2012-11-20
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Hofrat Behrens
Germany
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10
Nov 2011
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Dò the Clef
France
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Jan 2012
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Pat Magill
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Feb 2012
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Michael Sanches
United States
Anaheim Hills
California
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If you don't need tweezers to play the game, it is not a wargame!
10
Jan 2013
One of the best games ever made.
2013-01-01
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John Boston
United States
Unspecified
Alabama
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10
Jan 2013
First wargame I ever bought. Still good.
2013-01-02
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Santiago M
Argentina
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Jan 2013
First tactical wargame I ever played. Quite dated by today's standard, but I think that any player's journey into tactical wargames should begin with the game that created the genre and set the standards by which all games are measured now.

Additionally, the rules are very simple and straightforward, making it very attractive for beginners.

Its I-go-you-go mechanism has a chess-like feeling that I love, and that requires you to think lots of moves ahead. Great for tactical thinking!

Its flaws (panzerbush syndrom, lack of opportunity fire, scenario imbalances) have been overstated, although some reburbishing can be made by using some optional rules available in the BGG.
2013-01-29
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Mike Brosco
United States
Mahomet
Illinois
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May 2014
This game is just so iconic. This game is the Beatles of war gaming. It's hard to imagine what gaming was like before it and it's influenced in the genre it created can still be felt. And as a game it still shines. This game still plays beautifully today. It is a solid and fun game that doesn't get bogged down in fiddy rules.

A copy of this classic can easily be purchased on eBay for a very reasonable price (along with its younger sibling Panzer Leader). I even found a never played unpunched copy.

I am very disappointed with the reboot of this game. If you are looking for a more modern game covering similar scope and size I highly recommend Lock 'N Load's White Star Rising.
2014-05-11
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will tijerina
United States
Washington
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10
Apr 2014
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matt tweedt
United States
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Mar 2015
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joe mcgrath
United States
Warrington
Pennsylvania
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Dec 2014
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HRAUWOLFA
United States
Grosse Pointe Farms
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Mar 2008*
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Mike Hart
Scotland
Oban
Argyll
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Jun 2009*
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David Mitchell
United States
Elk Grove
CA
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Nov 2002*
This is one of the best wargames I have played and it is fairly simple as an added bonus.
2002-11-16*
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Mike Barton
United States
Spring Valley
California
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Apr 2004*
It's a classic. It's responsible for a genre. What else can you say?
2004-04-12*
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Kyle Johnstone
United States
Lewisville
Texas
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Jun 2004*
This is a great war game for newbies. It introduces a fairly simple rule set and it can be played in a relatively short period of time compared to some war games. I will introduce my kids to wargaming with this game when they are 11 or 12
2004-06-01*
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Alejandro Garzon
Spain
Avila
Avila
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Oct 2005*
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Bert Schoose
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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Oct 2005*
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Colin Dimock
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Mar 2006*
This is the game that got me into wargaming in the first place (and which has periodically kept me in). It may not suit the needs of the grognards out there, but it is playable and set in a very satisfying ~platoon per unit scale.
2006-03-18*
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Mike Stoker
United States
Stockton
California
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Aug 2006*
My first wargame. I have 2 coppies of the game one of them has triple counters.
2006-08-19*
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david bigness
United States
richmond
Virginia
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Aug 2006*
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Ed Witkowski
United States
Virginia
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Dec 2006*
Great original tactical game.
2006-12-06*
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robert ball
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Feb 2007*
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James E
United States
Scottsdale
Arizona
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Feb 2007*
Awesome wargame system. Good for hours of fun, but for "serious" wargamers only.
2007-02-15*
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Mark Kalina
United States
Vernon
Connecticut
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Mar 2007*
An old favorite with a simplicity (not simple) missing in so many games today.
2007-03-03*
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Jeff Schulte
United States
Washington
New Jersey
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9
Feb 2009*
A fast paced, introductory tactical combat game covering the Eastern Front in WWII. Although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of later games, it's simplicity is a bonus and makes it a lot of fun to play.
2007-04-24*
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B. Marsh
United States
Georgia
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May 2009*
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Francisco Llerandi Grossebohle
Spain
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Jan 2008*
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Will
United States
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Jan 2008*
I would always be willing to play this game with almost anyone. Perhaps I'm biased because it's the first boardgame I ever learned how to play (yes, before Monopoly, and no, I never learned how to play Candy Land), but I will never get tired of it.
2008-01-10*
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Gordon Stewart
United States
Bowie
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Sep 2008*
Great Tank battles! Learned on this one in the 70's. Complex but exciting! Great terrain!
2008-03-27*
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Burke Nichols
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
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May 2008*
Loved this game as a teenager. Used to play all the time. Now I have no one to play it with so it sat for years. Got rid of it, but just found an incomplete one at a Thrift Shop so I picked it up.
2008-05-31*
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Steven Isaak
United States
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Bert Schoose
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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Apr 2014
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Matthew Rauh
United States
St. Peter
Minnesota
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Mar 2009*
Owned and played since mid 1970's and I still play it periodically. I especially like the Imaginative Strategist counters and maps. Better games exist, but since I own this already and with the cost of games today, and the fact it is still fun, I will continue to play it.
2008-09-26*
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Chuck Leonard
United States
Muncy
Pennsylvania
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Nov 2008*
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Dave Briggs
United States
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Nov 2008*
Simply a fun game. The "chess" of wargames.
2008-11-29*
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Raul Urbina
United States
Maine
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Dec 2008*
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Michael Denton
United States
Indiana
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Apr 2009*
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