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Richard Trockel
United States
Morristown
New Jersey
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10
Dec 2003*
This one's off the charts.
2003-12-17*
Owned
Mark Calhoun
United States
Leavenworth
Kansas
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10
Feb 2004*
I love this game. It was my first block game (I have since bought a couple from Columbia) and it is in my view "just right" in terms of complexity - not challenging for an experienced gamer, but with enough chrome and optional rules to keep it interesting for many replayings. It is a historically realistic game of WWII but allows a wide range of options. The mapboard and other components are top-notch. Block density has not been a problem for me due to the thoughtfully-provided army markers and with my force pool stored in a plano container. In short, this is one of the best new games I've played in years, and one I'm sure I'll still be playing many years from now.
2004-02-08*
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Erik N
Sweden
uppsala
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10
Feb 2004*
Great strategic simulation !!!
2004-02-14*
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Mike Johnson
United States
Tampa
Florida
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10
Feb 2004*
I've finished four games, but can't move this off my table. Setting up the fifth game now.
2004-02-15*
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Craig Weinberg
United States
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10
Feb 2004*
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Rick Fehrenbacher
United States
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10
Feb 2004*
Great game. Hands-down the best ETO treatment since Totaler Krieg! (and yes, that includes Berlin to Barbarossa), and much easier to play. Special Action mechanic works brilliantly. So cool I can actually get non-wargamers to play it.
2004-02-17*
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Todd Treadway
United States
Sterling
Virginia
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10
Feb 2004*
This game is a terrific blend of many game concepts I like. Blocks for fog of war. Area movement so it FEELS like a strategy game. Enough meat to keep players of more complex games like Advanced Third Reich happy, but not too much to drive Axis & Allies players away. I've only played with one guy that didn't care for it, but a dozen others love it! The play time is probably about 12-14 hours once you know the game, so it can be finished in a day. Try this game out if you haven't. I got it at Boulder for $63, which is an outstanding value for all the beautiful components. Since it came out about three months ago, I have not played another game besides this one...it is that captivating! Easily one of the best wargames I've played.
2004-02-18*
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Mike Cocchiola
United States
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10
Feb 2004*
One word sums this game up for me...

FUN.

If you like games about WWII get this game.

If you ever dreamed of running the whole show for either the "Axis" or the "Allies" get this game.

If you like block-style games get this game.

If you ( like me ) enjoy all of these types of games you need to "RUN AND GET THIS GAME AS FAST AS YOU CAN".

2004-02-19*
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Samuel Stallings
United States
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10
Feb 2004*
Abstracted in all the right places. Each turn has tough decisions for both sides. Love the Strategic Warfare component. Buying a 2nd copy of this one.
2004-02-20*
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Victor Arturo del Razo
Mexico
Naucalpan
Estado de Mexico
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10
Apr 2004*
Great game, great combat system, i will get now the columbia front series to make a truthful comparison... Just play it, it was awesome, it incresed from 9 to 10... maybe a pacific war expansion and a combination of the two, GMT???
2004-04-18*
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David Brown
United Kingdom
STOCKPORT
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10
May 2004*
This is the very best Strategic European WWII game - Totaler Krieg is very good but it takes so long to play and is complex. This is very easy to play in comparison, captures all the elements you would want in a strategic game and is the business.

I lot is said of the fog of war - don't let this put you off if you want to play solitaire. I've played both FtF and solitaire and the Fog of War can be ignored with very little reduction in play value. Its the strategic decisions which are important not 'is that a pile of full strength armour or not'.

Buy this game whilst you can - once it's out of stock people will kick themselves and complain about the price it commands on ebay.
2004-05-09*
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Scott Stoness
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Jun 2004*
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Doug DeMoss
United States
Stillwater
Minnesota
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10
May 2004*
It's hard to imagine a game that is capable of reproducing so much about the war (without forcing you down the historical path!) so accurately without a MUCH heftier rulebook. The Special Action system is a work of genius.
2004-05-26*
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Alessandro Bordin
Italy
Padova
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10
Jul 2004*
I was a 12yo child when I bought my first game, and it was Axis and Allies. Now that I'm 30yo and my gaming taste is more urban, I finally found antoher game that gives me the same excitement.
2004-07-27*
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Tom Zimmer
Trinidad and Tobago
Trantor
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10
Aug 2004*
Great game. Best gameplay and well thought rules. Playing Germany you have to hit fast and hard. Waiting too long to conquer France gives the French player to much time so he can muster to many troops. He can sit thight then till there are no frogs in France anymore. In the meantime the Russian player builds more tanks than you can handle. Playing the 43-Scenario was the best thing. Pure Action. Beware of the many German action-markers.
2004-08-20*
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Jeff Heidman
United States
Macedon
New York
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10
Jan 2005*
Great fun, simple yet moderately deep system.

Bumped my rating to a 10 after further play. Damn this is a fun game!
2005-01-13*
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Gamers Friends
United States
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10
Jan 2005*
Dear boardgamers-
This game is outstanding. If you like wargames, with lots of strategies, yet not too complex, then this is the right game for you. It has a great mixture of features, all merged in a cool concept.

It makes really fun! I played it with 3 friends and though the game obviously wasn't designed for 4 players it was well playable.
Very good appearence, you feel the hearts the designers put into it.

My reference!
2005-01-26*
Spanish Man
United States
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10
Jan 2005*
A fantastic game. I enjoyed it.
I haven't played such an detailed yet fast WW II Europe game, with such an historic accuracy. Nevertheless the palyers have enough space to develop different and new strategies.
2005-01-28*
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Rob Doupe
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Sep 2007*
Gets better with each playing. It's a long game, but it moves along because you spend your time playing, not flipping through the rules. Strategic warfare systems are brilliant. My search for the ultimate playable WW2 strategy game is over.
2007-09-18*
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Thue Eriksen
Denmark
Herning
Jylland
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10
Mar 2005*
This is just a fantastic WWII game! Feels very historical without being too forced and the special actions gives lots of very cool strategic/tactical possibilities. The blocks and the board are beautiful and functional. And for my part it is great that its not too rules heavy :O)
2005-03-20*
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Yiu Fai Adrian Lui
Canada
Scarborough
Ontario
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10
May 2005*
Very fun and addictive game. Perfect to me.
2005-05-11*
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Simon Hyttel
Denmark
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10
May 2005*
Great game! I'm a eurogamer hooked on a wargame...
2005-05-12*
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Jerry McVicker
United States
Morgantown
West Virginia
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10
May 2005*
I bought a "dinged" copy at a nice discount from a web retailer early March '05. The "ding" was torn shrinkwrap!!! Yeah!! This game is fantastic! No better or more playable treatment of the ETO exists. This one will be played for many years to come.
2005-05-16*
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Luca Sala
Italy
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10
May 2005*
the best WWII game
2005-05-31*
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Bruno Nguyen Huu
France
Bordeaux
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10
Jun 2005*
The best wargame on this topic !!!
2005-06-06*
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Oliver Grimm
Germany
Elsdorf
NRW
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10
Jun 2005*
Gets better, every time i play it ...
2005-06-10*
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Thomas Conrad
Germany
Diedorf
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10
Oct 2008*
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ryan southwick
United States
Unspecified
Utah
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10
Jul 2005*
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John Jackson
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Aug 2005*
This game takes the complex problem of military, economic and political issues associated with the European theater of WWII and molds it into a very exciting, very enjoyable and very playable game. There are many rules to remember but it is relatively easy to do so because they are typically very intuitive. They just make sense given the spatial and temporal scales of the game and the political and economic challenges of that era. The basic simplicity of the mechanics enables the game to proceed surprisingly quickly (given its magnitude).
2005-08-02*
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Josh Foeller
United States
Auburn Hills
Michigan
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10
Sep 2005*
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Antti Harala
Finland
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10
Sep 2005*
Best war game there is. Strikes a perfect balance between complexity and duration. Fog of War separates this game from a large bulk of others. I've never truly liked any WWII games without the FoW.
2005-09-12*
Jon M
United Kingdom
Hitchin
Herts
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10
Sep 2005*
The 2nd best game I own. Very involving and great replayability.
2005-09-14*
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Xabbu Xabbu
Germany
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10
Sep 2005*
A great game with a high replay factor. I like this block concept. Nice components and a fluid gameplay.
2005-09-15*
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Jesse Evans
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Oct 2005*
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Brian Fung
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Oct 2005*
Wow! I love this game! There is some many options that it lets you screw up in so many ways! Now that versatility! .

Very good and addictive game! Components and rules are top notch. Lots of little rules but it all make sense once you play it a couple of times. The only problem is getting another geek to commit that much time as a game could easily get up to 10 hours!
2005-10-11*
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STSC(SS/SW) Martin Davis
United States
Fort Collins
Colorado
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10
Oct 2005*
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JR Dundas
Canada
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10
Nov 2005*
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Frank F.
United States
chicago
Illinois
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10
Nov 2005*
I have been playing ww2 board games for 23 years now. This game ranks in my top 2 (maybe even #1). Have put in 5 all day gaming sessions so far so my score could still move 1 point in either direction. Well I have had much more playing time and now rate this game at a solid 10.
2005-11-27*
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Karl Benisch
Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm
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10
Dec 2005*
War with the nasty bits left out
2005-12-14*
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Nathan kilgore
United States
Unspecified
California
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10
Dec 2005*
Varun Singh
Singapore
Singapore
SG
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10
Mar 2006*
Jeff Barrett
United States
Irvine
California
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10
Mar 2006*
My favorite big war game.
2006-03-18*
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Steven Dando
South Korea
Busan
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10
May 2006*
A great game. Heaps of fun. Lots of political rules - but all make sense. The only bummer is the "plain" coloured map. This is Eastfront's (another excellent block game) one definite advantage over EE - but EE is maybe more fun!!!!!!!
2006-05-06*
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Livius Wunderlich
Hungary
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10
May 2006*
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Derek Long
United Kingdom
London
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10
May 2006*
What a game - one that lived up to the buzz.
2006-05-09*
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Aaron Fishman
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Jul 2006*
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Kasper Christiansen
Denmark
Aalborg
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10
Jul 2006*
Played my first full game. (1939 campaign) and was totally blown away. The 9.5 rating is likely to go up with further plays unless it gets repetitive VERY soon. *UPDATE* Yup! This is a real winner, this game is engaging in every way imaginable.
2006-07-31*
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Cole Schmitz
United States
Colorado
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10
Nov 2006*
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2006-11-14*
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Andrew C
United States
San Marcos
California
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10
Jun 2012
One of my favorite games. This game hits the sweet spot in terms of detail and breadth of choices with playable and time commitment. I love the tactile feel of the blocks, and the grand scope of the map and gameplay. The blocks introduction of fog of war adds another dimension not usually found in strategic level games.

The fluidity of movement and opportunities introduced by the special actions mechanic is awesome, and causes intense swings on emotion as you go from convinced you'll lose to confident in victory, several times in the course of the game.

I look forward to playing more, and to more games (FAB Bulge and Asia Engulfed) from the same designers.
2009-12-29
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Matt Foster
United States
Ocala
Florida
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10
Dec 2006*
The most enjoyable ETO game in my collection. Simply an outstanding design. Plays quickly enough that you can experiment with different strategies and still not devote your entire lifetime to it.
2006-12-29*
Owned

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