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1983
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2 − 3
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Up Front
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A card game that is loosely based on Avalon Hill's Squad Leader series. Each player directs a squad of men in various scenarios with cards driving the action.

"UP FRONT is a game of man-to-man infantry combat set in WWII Europe loosely based on the Squad Leader game system. UP FRONT is a far simpler adaptation of Squad Leader principles designed to a card game format. Yet, in many ways is more realistic than its predecessor in that its inherent mechanics simulate the fear and confusion of the battlefield and the inability of leadership to assert itself far better than any tactical game yet published.

There is no playing board; it has been replaced by Terrain cards which become the "hexagons" of the game as players maneuver their forces via Action Cards over constantly changing terrain. The scale of the game is measured in terms of relative ranges between opposing forces, with most combat occurring within a scale distance of 500 meters during the course of player turns measured in varying seconds of actual time."

Inventory of Contents:
A new un-punched game should have the following:
3 Decks of Standard Sized playing cards in cellophane. Total number: 162
120 infantry cards. 30 American plus 10 generic, 30 Russian plus 10 generic, and 29 German infantry plus 11 generic. These would need to be separated in a "new" copy.
39 vehicle cards. 11 American, 11 Russian, and 17 German. Note, the vehicle cards are larger than the infantry cards. These would need to be separated in a "new" copy.
Also there is one "Close Combat Modifiers Vs. AFV" card that is the same size as the Vehicle cards.
NOTE: The inventory on the back of the box calls for 40 Vehicle cards. I can only find 39 vehicles in all of my copies, and the one manifest that I have found online, matches my count. If you the count "Close Combat" card with the other vehicle cards, then the total equals 40. So the list on the box does not seem not 100% correct, in the fact that there are NOT 40 Vehicle cards.
2 counter sheets:
One titled: "UP Front Infantry Counters" with 152 counters.
Second one titled: "UP Front Range Markers" with 152 counters.

  • 4 blank counters from "UP Front Range Markers" are not for use. So just 300 counters total are for use.

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Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1325766284/up-front-the-card-game

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English second edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Artist: Charles Kibler, Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 1985
Product Code: 853
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
0.80 pounds
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Japanese first edition
Publisher: Hobby Japan
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 1984
Size: 11.61 x 8.46 x 1.97 inches
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English first edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 1983
Product Code: 853
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
2.00 pounds
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Publisher: Radiant Gaming
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6 Personality cards point calculation
An excel spreadsheet showing how points are calculated for each soldier in UF.
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2015-03-10
11 Range board
I took the uploaded range card and modified it to Smash62bill's version http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1501087/front?commentid=3401031#comment3401031
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2014-10-25
4 UF - WBRP Variant Rules
Expanded and added notes. I have removed non-ASL variant rules and hope to post them as a separate file this month or next.
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2014-10-12
20 Up Front Player Action List (Single Page)
This player aid presents all the actions available in Up Front to help new players understand what's possible. Additionally each action indicates the corresponding rulebook section to help veteran players remember where to look up rules and procedures. This is based on the excellent original list by Bill K but has been redesigned to fit on a single page.
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2014-08-08
27 The GENERAL Vol.26,No.5
The GENERAL Vol.26,No.5 Up Front – “501 City-Fight-In-Four” (DYO for Up Front) Marcus Watney Up Front – “The Long Campaign” (Campaign for Up Front) M. Hall & G. Frederick Up Front – “Odd Man In” (Three Player Up Front) Jay Kaufman
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2014-02-25
6 Molotov Cocktail
New secondary weapon Molotov cocktail for Up Front, best used with Finnish and Partisans troops. Print as a "Chit"
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2013-06-13
8 Ordnance To Hit Process Flowchart
A flowchart to help determine the To Hit Factor when using Ordnance in Up Front. Suggestions, corrections, comments are all welcomed.
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2013-01-16
20 Player Actions
A list of all the possible actions an Up Front player can take, for new players who often wish to see all of their options. There's a one-page summary, and a two-page expanded list.
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2013-01-02
18 Up Front rules preview
Thank you so much for being patient everyone. Attached is a preview of how the rules will read in the Radiant Gaming edition of Up Front. This is section B. Game Concepts and section C. Basic Game Rules. Please note, this is just to show you all how the rules will be written and what size paper they will be presented on. This is not the final graphics. Will show some final action cards shortly...
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2012-12-08
13 Scenario Reminder Plaques
Plaques to be used during scenarios to remind players of cower cards, victory conditions, card removals, breaking limits, terrain rules, and draw & discard piles. [ImageID=1501087 large]
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