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1983
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12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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Ambush!
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from the back of the box:

Ambush! is the solitaire game of combat, adventure, and heroism in World War Two France. Using a ground-breaking development of the programmed paragraph solitaire system, Ambush! gives the player control of an American squad, faced with a variety of missions against an ever-changing, hidden German foe. The variable events, innumerable tactical options, and wealth of unexpected occurrences make Ambush! a solitaire gaming experience unlike any that has gone before. The easily learned rules are specially designed to get the player into the action within minutes. The player selects and arms his squad, providing each soldier with command and initiative ratings, perception, weapons skill, driving skill, and movement capability. After selecting one of the eight missions provided, the player sends his squad into a mission map to conduct operations called for in the mission. Soldiers move freely, as far as the player wishes, checking for events each time they move...until the sequenced action rounds are triggered by the whine of German bullets!

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Contents:

  • 218 Counters
  • 2 16" x 22" Maps (A & B)
  • 1 Rules Booklet
  • 1 Paragraph Booklet
  • 82 Character & Vehicle Cards + 6 Blanks
  • 19 Mission Cartridges
  • 1 Cartridge View Sleeve
  • 1 Squad Record Pad
  • 1 Player Aid Card
  • 2 Decimal Dice
  • 1 Counter Storage Tray

Suggested card sleeves:

  • Swan Panasia 5.1 x 8.9cm (2 x 3.5") - will require trimming after sleeving


Magazine References:

The GENERAL Index Article List:

BattlePlan Index Article List:


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Ambush!
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Victory Games Second Edition
Publisher: Victory Games (I)
Artist: John H. Butterfield
Year: 1991
Product Code: 30001
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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Ambush!
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Victory Games First Edition
Publisher: Victory Games (I)
Artist: John H. Butterfield
Year: 1983
Product Code: 30001
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
2.70 pounds
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26 Fillable PDF Squad Record
This is my first attempt at creating a fillable Squad Record sheet.
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2015-04-06
22 "Boardgame Software Assistant" for Ambush
You will find enclosed my boardgame software Assistant to Ambush .... A "Boardgame Software Assistant" exists for each existing module .... look at the BBG pages concerned .... Good game ....
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2015-02-04
28 AMBUSH traffic control scenario
Traffic Control scenario as it appeared in The General 21 - 6
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2014-03-11
27 The Moral Dimension - Carl Hoffman
The GENERAL Vol.26,No.5 Ambush! – “The Moral Dimension” (Commentary) Carl Hoffman
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2014-02-25
45 Ambush Charts
I made this from the charts included in the vassal module. Puts stuff needed at one time together and, I think, better laid out charts. Page 1; all generation and campaign awards tables. Page 2; Weapon, Fire, Jam, Grenade, Move charts. Page 3; Vehicle, Accident charts. HAVE DELETED 1st VERSION AS NOT NEEDED NB: Only need to re-print out page 2 if already printed out version 1.
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23 Ambush variant - Tigers and Panthers!
A simple variant for Ambush and all of the add-ons (including counters).
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2012-02-22
19 Ambush Battle Order
A chronological list of the scenarios, including expansions, in doc format for campaign play.
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2011-11-08
105 Ambush Flow Chart and Play Aid
v3 on the Play Aid thanks to comments from fellow BGG member ! Greatly appreciate your help !
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2011-08-11
16 Boardgame Assistance Software for Ambush!
Vous trouverez ci-joint une petite aide pour Ambush (c'est en fait un complément du logiciel de "Lutz Pietschker") Essayez-le et dites-moi ce que vous pensez!!
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2011-06-29
160 Ambush! Rules with Errata Included
A reformatted version of the Ambush Rulebook. Includes all the errata and clarifications from Lutz Pietschker's Ambush & Battle Hymn page, and updated full color graphics. This version has better font spacing which improves readability- no changes to content.
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