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James Crosfield
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As the month draws on the following rules have migrated out of their boxes:

Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division
Dragon Pass which I have hunted for years and finally got in a Maths trade
Thunder at Cassino as I continue to solo it, now turn 5.
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Steel Wolves - taken 2 nights to set up the counters and cups to play my first game - solo full-war campaign

Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game - ready for the continuation of our Infantry Aces campaign

Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division - love this game - need to know more
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Hooray! I will be playing Strike of the Eagle at SaltCon. Commencing rule reading today.
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Quite a few, actually. At various times, it is either:

Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1
High Frontier
Wilderness War
Steel Wolves: The German Submarine Campaign Against Allied Shipping – Vol 1
Space Empires: 4X
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare
Dystopian Wars

All new ones I recieved for Christmas this year, except for Steel Wolves, which was last years game, along with a sporadic reading of Red Storm over the Reich (also last year).
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MonteCristo23 wrote:

All new ones I received for Christmas this year, except for Steel Wolves, which was last years game, along with a sporadic reading of Red Storm over the Reich (also last year).


Red Storm over the Reich on my table too since the beginning of the month. Gosh, the movement segments are so many in the sequence of play. Typical Ted Racier's procedural heavy sequence of play. I am determined to open the game and complete one game in February.

Also on the table is the rulebook of Magic Realm, which I read like a novel. The basic game sequence is not as complicated as Red Storm over the Reich but there is a wealth of information about things happening in the RPG fantasy world. Only that it is a hex one instead of the cards or textbook constructing a believable world. The balance between luck and action is just right I think.

Finally like Magic Realm, reading of the rulebook of Axis Empires: Dai Senso! has been started but not yet finished. I am playing the game VASSAL alongside my reading. I learn the game on the go and it is much more fun. Now, I feel I know what's the core of the system is about (Option Card and Political Events) and how does it tell the story of Pacific theater.
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I'm grokkin' it old style this month, got the Narvik rules out, and I'm pushing the counters around.

I've heard good things about this game, so I wanna see if the Europa series has held up to the test of time.
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Still trying to get all the concepts of Up Front into my brain. Combining the rulebook with whatever play aids and summaries I can get ahold of.
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I read the rules of The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition) several times this month, however we made some minor mistakes at the weekend during our first play.

I re-read the rules of Here I Stand to prepare for this Saturday.
Another long day around the table is coming.

And I read the rules of The Republic of Rome too, but till now, I'm not sure it is a wargame :) Of course there is many and important wars during the gameplay, but I'm not an expert, yet.
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misfits859 wrote:
Still trying to get all the concepts of Up Front into my brain. Combining the rulebook with whatever play aids and summaries I can get ahold of.


Try out the video review http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/7144/up-front/erics-up-fr..., which explains the concept of Relative Range quite nicely!
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In my other hand, I've got the rulebook for Kanev. A quick skim through suggests that it has similarities to Panzerkrieg, which will make it easier to learn.


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gamer72 wrote:


In my other hand, I've got the rulebook for Kanev. A quick skim through suggests that it has similarities to Panzerkrieg, which will make it easier to learn.



While I don't wanna discourage you, the initial Soviet airdop is scattered all around and does not have any major impact on the game. The game centers around the Soviet attack across the Denpr river, which is difficult to cross and attack. The game is a stalemate and yes, it is not a fun game because of the lack of maneuver. The map is nice though but I wish you good luck in finding the enjoyment out of it.
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Karelia '44 (re-reading SCS in general, very easy)
Silent War - I want to give this one another shot.
Afrika (second edition) - This one is after Karelia '44.
King Philip's War - This will get another read and hopefully a first play this month.
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No Retreat! The Russian Front but where to start?
The rules that came in the box?
The Living rules dated October 2011?
The proposed Rule Amendments & Errata just posted by the designer?
The scenario errata?

Interesting.

Edit: Notwithstanding the above, the designer has been very active and helpful in the forums.
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Snowman wrote:
No Retreat! The Russian Front but where to start?
The rules that came in the box?
The Living rules dated October 2011?
The proposed Rule Amendments & Errata just posted by the designer?
The scenario errata?

Interesting.

Edit: Notwithstanding the above, the designer has been very active and helpful in the forums.


Try a few games with the living rules dated October 2011. When you encounter problem or errata, refer to the designer's latest comments. The game can be played with the living rules certainly. I have played it 6 games in a row already.
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Got a russians vs Germans game of "Flames of war" 3rd edition going on the table since last weekend. Rules wise, also reading "Blood bowl team manager".
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Thankyou everyone for your contributions. As I shall be travelling in Europe next week, I shan't be able to post next month's list, but I'm very pleased to announce that

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has kindly offered to step in and run next month's "rulebooks on your table".So kudos to Judy, and keep those contributions coming !




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Infidel Reading a book about the Crusades, so thought I'd give Infidel a go.
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Wargames » Forums » General
Re: "rulebooks on your table" : February 2012
billyboy wrote:


Thankyou Bill, I should have crossposted this myself. Perhaps you could advertise this thread on Consimworld if you've not done so already ? I could do it myself, but one doesn't like to blow one's own trumpet.




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I read the rules for Nightfighter last night and just finishing off Phillip Sabin's solitaire rules for the game.

(This was one of those games that I initially on the fence about, because of the need for an umpire (whose job seemed pretty procedural), thank the Lord Prof. Sabin provided solitaire rules!)

What an interesting premise for a wargame! I should have the game on the table tonight for a solo run of scenario 3.
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Currently slogging my way through La Bataille de la Moscowa (third edition) Le Reglement des Marie-Louises and The Battle for Normandy.
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I've recently discovered Canvas Eagles and am going through the rules, thinking about using it instead of Blue Max for our next WWI aerial warfare campaign.
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Just picked up World at War: Blood and Bridges on the cheap. Looks like a colorful, fun break from Solitaire ASL.
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I am currently absorbing Under the Lily Banners.
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The March 2012 "Rulebooks on your Table" is posted:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8606313
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