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Jim Day
United States
Ellicott City
Maryland
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Mar 2007*
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Thomas Beach

Burlington
Wisconsin
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Dec 2009*
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Ron Jongeling
United States
Hubbard
Ohio
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10
Feb 2014
See Panzer...
2014-01-11
Owned
Dò the Clef
France
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Feb 2014
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What profit the man who gain the world but lose his soul
United States
Manhattan Beach
California
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9.5
Jan 2008*
Among the best games I have ever played, (though I am an admitted Desert Campaign fanatic). Like the other games in the series, Armor and Panzer, this feels like a thorough research study of tank capabilities with a game attached, (approve!). Why did the Italians fair so poorly in 1940?...set up a scenario and watch it happen. Point system scenario generation provides variety and play balance. Historicity vs. gameability dovetail impressively in these games. This one goes in my casket.
2008-01-24*
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Nigel Wright
United Kingdom
Ruddington, Nottingham
England
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Apr 2009*
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Carlos A. L. de Miranda
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
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Dec 2009*
Ótimo jogo tático de combates na Africa do Norte, entre 1941 e 1943. As regras foram baseadas em jogos de miniaturas. Jogo antigo mas muito bom.

Com os 3 jogos da série: Panzer, 88 e Armor, é possível jogar em qualquer teatro da Segunda Guerra Mundial.

O sistema foi revisado pela GMT e já está disponível, ver a série Panzer (GMT).
2012-10-01
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J R
Canada
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Jul 2006*
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Padraic Kirby
United States
Crown Point
Indiana
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9
Nov 2007*
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David Ells
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
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Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
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Feb 2008*
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Mike Deaton

Iowa
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Feb 2008*
I own 88 and Armor, but have no gamers to play against. I have a nice case full of Micro armor as well. Probably a 100 pieces, most painted. The best scenario was three of us all going for a share of the gold hidden in a desert canyon. Over 14 vehicles got wiped out. A disabled Panzer iv held two of us off while a Valentine stole away with half of the fortune. My damn wife figured half was better than none. She won. It was a hell of a game.
2008-02-05*
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neal baedke
United States
West Des Moines
Iowa
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May 2008*
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Dave Crater
United States
Ftw
Texas
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9
Jan 2009*
Great set of miniatures rules. Very detailed and maybe time has passed this one by. Many fond memories and nostalgia though.
2009-01-18*
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roger cox
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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Feb 2013
Danny Holte
United States
Fullerton
California
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8.5
Sep 2009*
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David Black
United States
APO
AE
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8.5
Jan 2008*
This is an excellent, incredibly well researched game. I played a lot of this when it first came out. For a while, it displaced SL from my table until ASL appeared. The only limitation for me was the plotting of movement which made large scenarios impractical.
2008-01-11*
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Leif
Canada
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8.5
May 2011
I used to have this one as a kid and really enjoyed it. Somewhere I have a picture of friends playing the game from around 1980. Very detailed tank battles. I remember finding that there was an awful lot of firing back and forth with few hits and few armor penetrations; which was probably fairly realistic. The armor in this game was more early war, and on the light-medium side. Would love to pick up a nice copy.

EDIT; Finally found a nice minty unpunched copy on eBay for $54.
2013-03-22
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Steve Allen
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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8.2
Feb 2015
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THE MAVERICK
United States
Herald
California
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Jul 2003*
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Kevin Serafini
United States
Pittsburgh
PA
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Aug 2003*
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Jason Sato
United States
Tempe
Arizona
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Jan 2004*
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Andrew Taylor
Scotland
Kintore
Aberdeenshire
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8
Jul 2013
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Scott Gray
United States
Lexington
South Carolina
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Oct 2004*
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bob oconnor
United States
stafford
Virginia
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Nov 2004*
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Michael Cousins
England
Finedon
Northamptonshire
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May 2005*
Tank battles in the desert, say no more.
2005-05-19*
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Ian Bohne
United States
Virginia
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Aug 2005*
One of my first wargames...an old favorite!
2005-08-18*
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Russell Gifford
United States
South Sioux City
Nebraska
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Sep 2005*
GREAT system. Desert version of Panzer and Armor. Very much a miniatures game using cardboard. Terrain features could be placed on the map, cards for the tanks and troops, guns and weapons. Exciting!
2005-09-05*
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keith rodgers
United Kingdom
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Sep 2005*
Enjoyed this game as a child - also Armour and 88. May introduce my son to them - simultaneous programmed moves, quite easy to play I seem to remember.
2005-09-15*
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Ken Jarosz
United States
North
Ohio
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Oct 2005*
Wargame
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Plays like a mini game
Can use ruleset for mini's
2005-10-25*
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Edward Rodhouse
Switzerland
Geneva
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Jul 2006*
Yes this is as complicated as I thought it would be. For the Desert that will be fine.
2006-07-04*
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John Hooper
United States
Dickerson
Maryland
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Feb 2007*
An alternative to the complexity of ASL and its desert rules, '88' is a playable, armor-oriented game which covers the North African theater in a fraction of the rules that ASL requires. Fun, fast-playing and exciting. Sister to Panzer and Armor games.
2007-02-14*
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Richard Adkins
United States
Toledo
Ohio
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Oct 2007*
88, Panzer and Armor...my first real wargame system. I still like to play these after 20 some years.

Q: How much of your rating is nostalgia based?

A: I think that "very little" is the correct answer. Yes, it was a good time in my life when I was playing alot of this but I still enjoy it very much today.

Q: If not nostalgia then why do you like it so?

A: I have always enjoyed the concept of armored vehicle warfare ever since I was pushing around little green tanks and men on the living room floor. Yeah, I still do that but I meant in a nongame related way.

This series focuses on armored conflict in detail. The rest of the WWII battlefield components are present, however, they are either abstracted a bit or streamlined to keep the armor as the lead element.
2007-10-25*
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Kevin Rohrer
United States
Medina
Ohio
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Apr 2007*
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Martin Gallo
United States
O'Fallon
Missouri
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Feb 2009*
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Sergio Guerri
Italy
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Dec 2008*
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GT Owens

Colorado
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Aug 2010
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Greg Ullrich
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Happily gaming for 36 years!
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Feb 2011
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Keith Plymale
United States
Winston Salem
North Carolina
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Apr 2014
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Dave Creager
United States
Bremerton
Washington
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Apr 2012
Sorry I sold this one. Good series. Have the others. Only comparison I can think of is Tobruk. I liked 88 better. We also used the system with micro armor, which worked quite well.
2012-04-02
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Marc Valckenaers
Belgium
Bruxelles
Bruxelles
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May 2013
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Colonel Williamson

Illinois
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Jul 2013
LOT's of fond memories of this game. Bad infantry rules, but of course this series WASN'T about the infantry...It was about the ARMOR and an attempt to treat every angle and possible effect the hit has on the armored vehicles.. As a young guy I thought it fascinating and always wanted to see how the tanks did against each other with plenty of Fantasy battle combinations....
2013-07-15
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Stephen King
United States
Virginia
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Jul 2015
Robert Sweeney
United States
Clinton Township
Michigan
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7.8
Mar 2008*
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Steven Yasulevicz
United States
cheyenne
Wyoming
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7.5
Sep 2007*
Complex. As with most games of this complexity, it helps to have a good memory. Very cool desert tank battles. Loads of fun. Tactics are waaaay more important than armor thickness, but a little extra steel never hurt anyone. IMO, not as rule bound as Squad Leader, even the original. Nice thick counters, they can even be picked up with fat fingers easily. Slow at first like anything else, except our favorite tactical game, hehe. You will develope your favorite tank and position, yes, still talking about 88. I would trade for more fun stuff, or bundle it up with more for a wish list game.~~~~~~~I know have one that is like new and unpunched nice new crisp cards lookingk mighty fine. This has become a seller or a keeper. Big offers alway help make my mind up.
2011-06-29
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Walter Korynkiewicz
Canada
Ontario
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7.5
Mar 2008*
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Brian Crawford
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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7.5
Dec 2011
I have owned this game for quite a while now and really do like the level of detail for the armoured combat, but must admit that the infantry rules are a little lacking in comparison. But if your looking for a tank on tank Game then 88 or Panzer or Armor is a great system.
2009-11-01
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Aaron Bredon
United States
Jersey City
New Jersey
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7.5
Mar 2011
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Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
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7.5
Dec 2011
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Danilo Bernocchi
Italy
Busto Arsizio
VA
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7.5
Nov 2012
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Thomas Bergman
Sweden
Knivsta
Uppsala
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7.5
Apr 2015
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