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Colin Hunter
New Zealand
Auckland
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Stop the admins removing history from the Wargaming forum.
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10
May 2010
I am a big fan of the OCS system and this is my first foray into EFS. I loved playing this, it offered great incremental play and frankly it was fun. I think it is slightly less mind numbingly deep than OCS and as a result it is a bit easier to play. It follows very traditional hex and counter formulas, it is hard to think of anything particularly innovative about it, but it is a well crafted vehicle, one that is a pleasure to drive. It is a testament that large scale hex and counter games that are well developed are pretty much always fun to play.

Things I liked
- Incremental feel, quite a lot of certainty of position, less tension as result, so this could be viewed either way, but I liked it in this design. Strong ZoC add to this effect.
- Lots of scenarios, although the beginner ones seem not worth playing more than once unfortunately.
- Great set up cards, it feels like quite a complete game in terms of production.
- Attack supply is cool
- Air Power was a decent mechanism
- It felt simpler than OCS and less thinky, this is not always a bad thing.

Stuff I'm wondering about
- flak system is not my favourite
- CRT is ok, but is definitely not my favourite, it yields quite harsh results at times.
- Emphasis on big stacks of panzer divisions gaining lots bonuses, feels a bit heavy handed.
2010-05-29
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Jerry Owens
United States
Havre de Grace
Maryland
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10
Nov 2008*
My first venture into the EFS. Used scenario 3 to learn the game mechanics, which is 1 map and 6 turns long. Finished scenario in less than 3 hours. I enjoyed the game so much that I took the plunge and purchased Army Group South from Troll and Toad. Now playing the AGS campaign game and will then link to The Kiev Pocket scenario from KtR followed by the Drive to Kharkov scenario. All three scenarios play in less than 30 turns per scenario. Many hours of gaming pleasure.


2008-10-23*
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Severus Snape
Canada
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"She who dares, wins, Prime Minister."
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"I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out and I counted them all back." Brian Hanrahan
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10
Nov 2008*
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St.John Wright
United Kingdom
London
London
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10
Jun 2010
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Franky B
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10
Jan 2011
Highly recommended especially in conjunction with the other linked modules in the series. Beautiful maps and rules that model the difficulties of both the Germans and Russians in 1941.
2011-01-21
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Brian Blad
United States
Mesa
AZ - Arizona
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10
Apr 2011
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Kanalja
Finland
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'In Russia all roads lead to Moscow. One chooses the road one wishes. Charles XII chose the road through Poltava.'
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10
Jul 2012
The rating is for the series.
2012-04-23
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Michael Guerin
United States
Connecticut
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10
Jan 2013
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しんぶん赤旗
New Zealand
Christchurch
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10
Sep 2012
My new favourite...
2012-09-07
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Frantisek Anderle
Czech Republic
Prague
NA
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10
Feb 2014
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Jesse Callaghan
Other-South Pacific
no fixed abode...
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10
Jun 2014
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George STANTON
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10
Mar 2015
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Konstantinos
Greece
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9.63
Feb 2011
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long game but good pace. You can do things as defender thus you don't fall asleep in other player turns.
Air battles aren't good simulations but they has a lot of action
2012-03-16
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Randy Korstick
United States
California
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9.5
Feb 2009*
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Jared Lee
United States
Canyon
Texas
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9.5
Mar 2009*
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tony doran
United States
Connecticut
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9.5
Aug 2009*
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Nando Ferrari
Italy
Verona
Unspecified
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9.5
Jun 2014
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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9
Aug 2009*
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Julien Bonnard
France
Lyon
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9
Mar 2009*
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Rune Jorgensen
Denmark
Valby
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9
Nov 2008*
Preliminary rating, based on the Rostov scenario for now
2008-11-11*
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Scott Jack
Canada
London
Ontario
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Nov 2008*
Playing through a second learning scenario. Game mechanics are tough on someone like me (old school). They are clearly very realistic in addressing German logistical issues as they moved eastward.
2009-07-03
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bob oconnor
United States
stafford
Virginia
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9
Nov 2008*
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Timo Vestama
Finland
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9
Mar 2009*
Not played yet, but after going through box contents and some rules, the initial impression is extremely positive!
2009-03-06
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Peter
Canada
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9
May 2009*
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MAURO BORNIOLI
Italy
CAGLIARI
SARDEGNA
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9
Apr 2010
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M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N
Canada
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Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale
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9
Jun 2010
great game. great system. A pile of awesome stuff in the box.
2012-09-27
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Matt Irsik
United States
Clearfield
Utah
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9
Apr 2010
I think the thing that impresses me most about this series is how well thought out everything is, from the rulebook to the components. The maps can be used separately with the setup info already on them, or when joined together they fit so the single scenario info is covered up. The rules, while extensive, are easy to refer to and the game flows better than it looks at first. This series gives you an entirely new outlook on WW2 East Front warfare.
2010-04-13
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Rafaell Cobra
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9
Aug 2010
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Oliver Ahrendt
Germany
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Jan 2011
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Retamero Fermin
Portugal
Unspecified
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9
Mar 2011
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Joe Norris
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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9
Mar 2011
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Antonio Pinar Peña
Spain
Fuenlabrada
Madrid
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Apr 2011
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Simon Nicholls
United Kingdom
Bakewell
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Sep 2013
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Superfly 3
Australia
NSW
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9
Feb 2012
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Mike Brown
United States
Owatonna
Minnesota
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9
Oct 2012
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William Cooper
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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9
Jan 2013
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Tai-Lung Li
United States
sunnyvale
CA
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9
Jan 2013
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Tony Doran
United States
Connecticut
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9
Mar 2013
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Joseph Radetzky
Croatia
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9
Sep 2013
I really love the components and the range of scenarios available (having two introductory ones on small maps is great... and may allow me to get started with this game in some business trip hotel room). Will amend this rating after I have actually played it.
2013-09-07
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LEUNG CHI KEUNG
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8.5
Dec 2008*
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Jesus Centro
Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
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8.5
Feb 2009*
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Alex Milner
Australia
Brunswick
Victoria
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8.5
Jul 2012
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Alan Peterson
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8.5
Sep 2010
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Clément CHAILLOU
France
CLAMART
Other (Non U.S.)
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8.5
Mar 2012
3 scénarios joués, une bonne simulation du front de l'est avec une grande diversité d'unités. Le système donne la part belle au mouvement et retranscrit bien les différences de doctrines et d'organisation entre l'Armée rouge et la wehrmacht.
2012-03-17
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Danilo Bernocchi
Italy
Busto Arsizio
VA
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8.5
Nov 2012
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Minggu Wang
China
Chongqing Municipality
Chongqing
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8.5
Dec 2013
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Angeral Peng
Taiwan
Taipei City
Wenshan District
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To conceal one's fame and ability
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8
Feb 2013
Game 5 in the East Front Series
2007-09-03*
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Lawrence Hung
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
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8
Dec 2008*
Coming Sept 08 from GMT. 5th epic game in East Front Series. An expensive game though.
2008-03-07*
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Michael Mobley
Australia
Melbourne (Ringwood)
Victoria
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No really, I have never designed a boardgame!
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Spin, spin, spin.
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Dec 2008*
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John Vasilakos
United States
Annandale
Virginia
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Jun 2014
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