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Year Published
1983
# of Players
2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
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+
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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There is no playing board; it has been replaced by Terrain cards which become the "hexagons" of the game as players maneuver their forces via Action Cards over constantly changing terrain.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."

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Inventory of Contents:

  • 3 Decks of playing cards in cellophane. Total number: 162
  • 120 infantry cards
    • 30 American plus 10 generic
    • 30 Russian plus 10 generic
    • 29 German infantry plus 11 generic
  • 39 vehicle cards (Note: the vehicle cards are larger than the infantry cards.)
    • 11 American
    • 11 Russian
    • 17 German
  • 1 "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, if you the count "Close Combat" card with the other vehicle cards, then the total equals 40.
  • 2 counter sheets:
    • "UP Front Infantry Counters" - 152 counters
    • "UP Front Range Markers" - 152 counters.


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English Wargame Vault reprint edition
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Artist: Charles Kibler, Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 2015
Product Code: AHUP2e
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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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Publisher: Hobby Japan
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan
Year: 1984
Size: 11.61 x 8.46 x 1.97 inches
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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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29 UF Scenario Cards 2.0
Few more fixes to correct: Scenario Q: German defense should not have 23 twice. Scenario U: Corrected British & Japanese listings.
English
2016-01-13
25 ModernWarfare-Style Cards of Up Front
Finally,,, Part 10
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2015-08-03
18 Up Front Counter Replacement cards
Revised 10/10/15. Now includes Group ID cards and each nationality's weapons/status cards.
English
2015-06-28
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
13 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.
English
2014-10-12
34 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. ** Version 2 includes corrections and suggestions from Richard Irving.
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2014-08-08
28 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"
English
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
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