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Avalon Hill "Classic" WWII Board Games??

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by CTBurke, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Haven't played anyone on one of these for years...but as Pricey says...The bases over here like there were riddled with these games...I well remember the Full Arnhem one or the one that included Arnhem being set up in a camp library..we took weeks to finish it...Brilliant...And folk usually happy in the bar could be seen in there for hours at a time..They were pretty popular with the Brit serviceman in 80's thats for sure.
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Holy mackerel!
     
  3. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Fulda Gap? Overlord? Arnhem? Gimme...gimme..gimme....Name your price...no bidding..if he has em..I want first dibs...My mate TOS...we've been mates for years....a great guy....always there for yer...First help his mates...Wouldn't stand on an ant that boy...Should be nominated for forum good geezer..But don't let me influence you in any way.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    Let me repeat the cogent words of Saint Jeff "Holy Mackerel indeed!"
     
  5. Steve Petersen

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    Loved the games; could never find anyone with the patience to learn the rules.

    Umpteen die rolls to resolve a grenade toss are a bit much for your average ADD teenager.
     
  6. ptimms

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    Back then the more complicated it was the better. We had SPI's Air War. It was so difficult, we got to early Vietnam just about onto early heatseeker missiles. A couple of planes we could manage and that was it. Now I'm up for easier rules.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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  8. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Yeah..but you can make your own rules...
     
  9. ptimms

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    I must admit for miniature gaming I like to write my own rules. The 20mm WWII and Napoleonics we use are all self written.
     
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  10. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Realistically any true wargame beyond the basic one like Risk are for a small subset of people. Even Axis & Allies is too deep for most. These types of games cannot have been huge financial cash cows, but I'm happy there are so many historians willing to dedicate their time and effort to these historical labors of love. If only in the hopes that other like minded wargamers would appreciate them.
     
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    I must have missed this thread somehow. The Avalon Hill games that I played were The Rise and Decline of the 3rd Reich, Panzerblitz and France 1940, but mostly R & D of the 3rd Reich. Lots of many well spent/wasted hours in the old days on those games if that makes any sense.
     
  13. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Ahh, PanzerBlitz, what a game.

    The game has been re-released with a few modifications as PanzerBlitz 2. I've not played it, does anyone know if it might be as good as the original?
     
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    Have Flat Top, Squad Leader, Panzer Leader, Afrika Corp, Torburk, 88, Submarine, Rommel in the Desert and some I can't think of.
     
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    The thing that bugged me about old AH games was those locking ZOC's...
     
  16. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The ZoC mechanic is always a key game rule. My main game in the past few years has been ASL, does not have ZoCs, and would be an entirely different game with them. No more fire and maneuver options. Now all I need is some time to play a scenario or two.
     

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