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Sean Chick (Formerly Paul O'Sullivan)
United States
New Orleans
Louisiana
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Fag an bealac! Riam nar druid ar sbarin lann! Erin go Bragh! Remember Ireland and Fontenoy!
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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Sep 2014
FINALLY A RUSSIAN FRONT GAME WHERE MINSK CAN FALL ON THE FIRST TURN AS IT DID HISTORICALLY!

Raicer is to be commended here. This is a throwback design in many ways, but one that feels not so much fresh as different from the rest of the pack. I noted that Minsk can fall on turn one. In addition the game encourages the creation of pockets. I do wish a few things were not so scripted but that might be asking too much. As it is this is the playable monster on the Eastern Front. Now when can we get scenarios for Typhoon, Uranus/Mars/Saturn, Korsun, Budapest, and Vistula 1945?

Lastly, no SS Charlemagne or Nordland but plenty of Tiger battalions? I thought this was suppose to be a complete order of battle?

"Ted, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"
2015-01-16
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Jonas Sjöberg
Sweden
Sollentuna
Sweden
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Jan 2014
Owned
Severus Snape
Canada
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"So teach us to number our days, that we may get us an heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12 RV
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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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Jan 2014
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Philippe Bruneau
Canada
Charlottetown
PE
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10
Jan 2014
This game rocks ! The chit-pull system is brilliant, keeps both players active and interested. Good map, great counters. Great development. Rule book a little odd in how it's layed out: you have some critical rules in the playbook - I would expect them to be in the rule book.
2014-01-04
Owned
Rich Allen
United States
Salisbury
Maryland
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10
Jan 2014
A different take on the subject. Innovative system and yet surprisingly intuitive.
2013-12-25
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Duncan McGill
United States
manassas
Virginia
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10
Dec 2013
Love east front games. This one is not too big and it's not too small. It is just right.
2013-12-30
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Peter Manning
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
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10
Feb 2014
A great game with pretty simple mechanics and a clean system which hums along really nicely. Not fussy but it all works so well…the design doesn't need chrome bolted on as it just all works so well to bring about results which feel like they should. You get a real flavour of the Blitzkreig and slugfest in turns…For me too long to play the whole war using this game (for that I'd turn to No Retreat). But for the scenarios, or for using the scenarios and jumping of and on points for extended campaigns it is excellent - and I suspect how it will be most used and respected. If your at all interested in the Eastern Front of world war 2 this and No Retreat in your collection are the way to go...
2014-12-18
Owned
Apan Arne
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Jan 2014
Chris Hansen
United States
Sun Valley
California
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Jan 2014
In terms of scale, playability, and time, this is the best game on the Eastern Front that I've played in a long time. The rules are not complicated at all for a game of this nature, yet there is definitely a learning curve required to get the most out of the system.
2014-01-29
Owned
Puppe W
Sweden
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10
Feb 2014
Andrés Sánchez Enriquez de Salamanca
Spain
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10
Feb 2014
Owned
Doug DeMoss
United States
Stillwater
Minnesota
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10
Feb 2014
One of the few Eastern Front games I've played that really gets the flow of the campaign right in 1941 - the Soviets get blown away almost wherever they defend, but still have the teeth to counterattack. The action chits do a GREAT job of modeling the changing command effectiveness in the opposing armies.
2014-02-05
Owned
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Rohan Eckardt
Australia
California Gully
Victoria
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10
May 2014
My favourite East Front game. Right up there with Across The Pacific as my favourite wargames. Playable, gives you a great feel for the East Front Campaign. Love the fact it's at a Divisional level
2014-05-17
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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May 2015
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Jeffrey Taylor
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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Oct 2014
Owned
rick hard

Spain
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Jan 2015
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Rick De Girolami
United States
Ocala
Florida
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Apr 2015
Sun-Kee Koh
United States
CARSON
California
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9.8
May 2014
Owned
Jason Koskey
United States
Kahului
Hawaii
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9.8
Dec 2013
P500 - GMT
2013-12-15
Owned
Niko Nitovuori
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9.7
Apr 2015
Matteo Balzaretti
Italy
Colverde
Como
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9.5
Jun 2014
Owned
Preordered
United States
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9.5
Jan 2014
In the middle of my first game. Rulebook could be more helpful and better organized. I think more notes could have been added to the player aid cards as well. Ted is giving excellent support for the game here and on CSW.

Excellent feel for the eastern front so far. The Germans have to work to make Barbarossa successful, its not an 'auto' like it is in some games.

For only two maps, Ted has aligned the campaign area at an angle, thus allowing more of Russia to be shown than in most EF games. You can truly see the distance that AGS travelled as compared to AGN. In most other EF games, this is not readily apparent.
2014-01-04
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Matt Dangla
France
Chelles
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9.5
Mar 2014
Very clever design which highlights the big encirclement battles of the summer and fall 1941.

The Red army is obliged to make usually doomed counter-attacks planned by the Stavka.

My only reproach would be about the map and counters art. I would have prefered the usual brown color for the soviet units. I try to like the map art but I don't succeed in it...
2014-02-21
Owned
Martin Svensson
United States
Leesburg
Virginia
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9.5
Mar 2015
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Chris Buhl
United States
Pittsfield
Massachusetts
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9.5
Apr 2014
This is a truly unique take on the Russian front. I only played solo turn 1 so far, and played it badly, but this game is very, very good.
2014-04-03
Owned
For Trade
Preordered

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