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1998
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2 − 6
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12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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Victory: The Blocks of War
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Victory: 2ème Guerre Mondiale
Victory: World War II
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Victory: The Blocks of War is a Block game published in 1998 by Columbia Games. It is a generic war game played on modular maps with World War II units. The game uses a stripped down Front system, with the whole command control element removed and simplified movement and unit production. Block sets for blue and red players and several maps are included in the base game.

There are many supplements available, including basic block sets for four additional colors (black, orange, green, and gray), ten-unit elite sets for each color, maps with various terrain, and a logistics expansion which provides a twist on production and adds other strategic elements to the game.

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Victory FAQ based on info in the rules forum here and elsewhere.

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From the back of the box:

Victory: The Blocks of War is an exciting, fast-paced strategy game. You command a variable force of army, navy, and air units, over maps that can be joined together in a variety of ways. Combat is resolved by a unique, interactive system that involves tense and exciting battles. The game has 10 unit type: Fighters, Dive-Bombers, Heavy Bombers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Armor, Marines, Airborne and Infantry.

Victory: The Blocks of War continues Columbia Games tradition of great games such as Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815, War of 1812, Bobby Lee, EastFront, and WestFront.

The cover artwork includes a variation of a reversed image of a captured photo of a German SS Panzer trooper geared up for winter during the Battle of the Bulge.

Highlights

  • Four Geomorphic Maps

Includes four full-colour (16" x 11") mapboards. They can be arranged in dozens of unique configurations and the terrain will link together.
  • Wooden Blocks
100 Hardwood counters, 50 red and 50 blue, represent 10 different unit types. These blocks give you step-reduction and fog of war with no muss or fuss.
  • Multiple Scenarios
Several scenarios are given in two and four map versions, including: Sleeping Giant and Two-Front War. All scenarios allow players to customize their forces. Create your own scenarios too!
  • Expansions
Additional new maps, units and scenarios are available to expand Victory to suit your taste.

Game Profile

  • Level
Corps, each step a Division. Air units are Wings, each step a Group of 100 planes. Naval units are Divisions, each step one Battleship or one Aircraft Carrier, or three Submarines. Unit types are based on WW2 technology. Map scale is 60 miles (100Km) per hex. A turn is about 2 weeks.
  • Players
2, 3, or 4. Ages 12+
  • Time
2+ hours
  • Complexity Scale
<- EastFront, WestFront
<- Bobby Lee, Sam Grant
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<- Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815
<- War of 1812
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Victory: 2ème Guerre Mondiale
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Year: 1999
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Year: 1998
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Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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2 Victory Unit and Technology Charts
Variant rules for unit capabilities and nation technology
English
2015-07-19
16 Reformatted Scenario Book
Scenario book with Table of Contents - accumulates scenarios from CG's site into a single volume. Also, to be clear, I have received permission from Grant at CG to publish this to BGG.
English
2011-12-29
0 Victory Chinese Rule
淘宝:暗刻战棋(二战胜利)中文说明
Chinese
2011-10-29
8 Victory Political Rules
Simple rules to give "Victory" a political dimension and a WW2 flavour.
English
2010-09-20
2 Invasion: Korinos scenario
Invasion: Korinos, a monster scenario (untested) requiring many additional block sets
English
2007-04-25
2 vicunits.rar
More Units for Victory by Laurin Colby (by permission of the author)
2007-04-15
7 vicscenarios.pdf
Matt Geisler's Victory Scenarios (by permission of the author)
2006-05-22
6 Weather-ChartB.pdf
Modified Weather Chart (three turns/season)
2005-05-25
3 WeatherChart.pdf
Weather Chart based on rules at Columbia Games site
2005-05-25
9 house rules.pdf
house rules involving stacking, flak, and block costs
2003-05-09
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