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Joel Toppen
United States
Gallup
New Mexico
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10
Dec 2004*
This is the sister to MBT. IDF uses the same rules. If you can play MBT, you can jump right into IDF. This game was designed to replace "The Arab Israeli Wars." IDF covers the 1967 and 1973 wars between Israel and Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. IDF comes with more unit types than MBT and includes 4 more mapboards for the system.
2004-12-26*
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Leondus Hutchison
United States
Carson
Mississippi
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10
Nov 2005*
nice
2005-11-18*
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Billy Compton
United States
Boiling Springs
South Carolina
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9
Oct 2005*
Excellent sister game to MBT, but based on the Israeli Arab wars. Great tactical combat games.
2005-10-15*
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Karl Johnson
United States
Riverside
California
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9
Jul 2007*
Great game system for tactical armor actions. One of the best games on the subject.
2007-07-06*
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Ron Jongeling
United States
Hubbard
Ohio
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9
Feb 2014
See Panzer...
2014-01-11
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Bruce Sim
New Zealand
Auckland
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8.5
Mar 2012
Like MBT I still play this. Slightly higher rating than MBT because the pro-American bias is absent
2012-03-26
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Anders Labich
Denmark
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8
Feb 2003*
A good tactical combat game. Very good if you play with a game master.
2003-02-27*
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Fernando Sola Ramos
Spain
Pilar de la Horadada
Alicante
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8
Apr 2013
Another research effort as in MBT. The essence of the game remains unchanged and it comes with historical scenarios.
Rating raised after a re-visit.
2013-02-25
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Nadir Elfarra
United States
Pasadena
California
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8
Jan 2007*
If you're only going to try this or MBT, pick this one - the units are more well matched than in MBT. See my comments on MBT for more info on this game system - as reported elsewhere, this is a really good game that's gotten somewhat short shrift among many tactical level gamers.
2007-01-21*
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Warren Davis
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Nov 2008*
Tired of WWIII? How about some good old-fashioned Middle Eastern conflict? This might be for you...
2008-11-09*
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Nick UTMEM
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7.5
Apr 2009*
This and MBT are great games. The rule set is more detailed and dare I say complicated than the PL/PB/AIW rule set. You are afforded much more control over individual units, and this can make play more intersting, but be prepared for a little homework if you want to play against good players on Vassal.
2009-05-11
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Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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7
Apr 2003*
Very nice. Good tactical flavor through out. MBT's cousin.
2003-04-21*
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Kent Reuber
United States
San Mateo
California
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Sep 2005*
Given to Chris
2012-09-12
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Peter L
United States
Mountain View
California
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7
May 2007*
See comments for MBT.
2007-05-22*
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Hiroyuki Nishimura
Japan
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7
Feb 2007*
Better than 'MBT' for its solid historicity. And in scenarios vs. Jordanian forces, you can try the system without artificial doctrine rules. Also, well researched historical scenarios are a plus.
2007-02-02*
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ian morris
United Kingdom
lichfield
staffordshire
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7
Sep 2007*
Rules-heavy, but a good package. Must play this again, having just acquired MBT.
2007-09-09*
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c m
United States
ann arbor
Michigan
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7
Oct 2009*
Good post-WWII tactical system. Not as complex as it first seems, but the rulebook and plethora of charts are imposing. Artillery system is quite nice, and the optional command rules are nifty. Not everything works, and the doctrine system in particular ought to be reworked. It's also crying out for some form of concealment or dummies. These are pretty easily added through house rules.

Overall, this is some eminently playable fun.

Probably a bit better than MBT for historical scenarios and closer matchups.
2009-10-27
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Richard Adams
Scotland
Haddington
East Lothian
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7
Jul 2015
Heavy hex and chit wargame. Probably unlikely to ever get played again but definitely keeping it as it's well out of print and (like all my old AH hex and chit games) has sentimental value
2015-07-07
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France
Unspecified
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6.5
Feb 2011
The Arab Israeli Wars (Avalon Hill) is easier to master.
2011-02-05
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David Sullivan
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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6
Oct 2008*
I've only browsed it, but it looks dauntingly complex. Overall, I think that Avalon Hills Arab-Israeli Wars is a better "game"--though IDF is much more detailed.
2004-06-15*
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Adam Freitag
United States
West Allis
Wisconsin
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Dec 2006*
Sister game of MBT. Same system, different armies.
2006-12-21*
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Richard Adkins
United States
Toledo
Ohio
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Dec 2009*
Enjoyable. However the amount of "house rules" needed here are unwarranted simply due to the designers previous endeavors.

Feels like a "dumbed down" version of Panzer Armor or 88.
2007-09-04*
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James Sexton
United States
Syracuse
New York
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5
Feb 2007*
Like MBT, this is a tactical game with clunky mechanics. The various subsystems do not integrate well. I only gave it a '5' because I like the period.
2007-02-08*
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Carl Paradis
Canada
Ste-Thérèse
Québec
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5
Aug 2011
Given Away
2012-12-23
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Alvaro Peralta
Spain
Madrid
Madrid
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5
Apr 2012
A game I prefer not to play.
2012-04-18
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Manuel Millan
Spain
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Unpunched.
2006-10-06*
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Ralph Ferrari
United States
PA
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New in mint condition.
2010-10-30
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Magister Ludi
Australia
Fremantle
Western Australia
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Tactical game on Middle East conflict.
2008-03-17*
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John Kovacs
United States
Elyria
Ohio
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I bought this game because of the similarity to MBT and as a comparison to The Arab-Israeli Wars, October War, and MechWar 2: Suez to Golan. Currently unplayed.
2015-08-23
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Marcus
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Sold yet again (June 2010).

Still have MBT, but have a feeling I'll never get around to playing it. Too many other tactical games ahead of it in the playing queue.

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Bought, sold, rebought. Have always been interested in the Mid-East Wars. This is probably the definitive, Mid-East, ground tactical game.
2010-09-01
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Paul Mann
France
Marseille
Marseille
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Sold via BGG
2010-09-17
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Tom Veal
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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Cold War > Arab-Israeli Wars > Tactical
2011-12-01
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John Ellerbe
United States
Port Royal
South Carolina
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687- Arab-Israeli Wars (1967 & 1967), 4 map panels allow endless scenarios.
2011-12-17
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Jonathan Harrison
United States
Fisher
Illinois
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2013-06-06
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Dan Abraham

Gilbert
Arizona
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Avalon Hill
2013-09-24
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James Dude
United States
California
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Unpunched.
2014-04-07
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James Megee
United States
Edgewater Park
New Jersey
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Not my cup of tea. Sold to savatee1138 along with MBT 11/14/14
2014-11-15
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