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Ron Pfeiffer
United States
Surfside Beach
South Carolina
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7.5
Jan 2003*
Anything about the War in the Desert intrigues me. This is no exception.
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2011-03-02
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David Keys
United States
Millinocket
Maine
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Apr 2003*
An SPI game, so that should tell you the chances of being good are pretty high. Part of the North Africa Quad. Good game, easy to learn. High solitare playability.
2003-04-26*
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Darren Kerr
Australia
Kingston
ACT
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Feb 2009*
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Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
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Dec 2011
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Don F
Canada
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Nov 2014
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Piergiorgio Paglia
Italy
Capranica (VT)
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Mar 2004*
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Gary Christiansen
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Sep 2005*
Mostly fun as a solo title because the mine fields will make it a guessing game. Eventually Monty will have the necessary force to overwhelm Rommel, no matter what. It's pretty much the same system as many other Kursk variant games (move, combat, mech move), with a few twists for the situation. It can be fun, and it does have replay value, but mostly it's not too good as a two player game. I can recommend it for solo play though.
2005-09-09*
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Mike Stoker
United States
Stockton
California
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Aug 2006*
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John Vasilakos
United States
Annandale
Virginia
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Mar 2009*
I was plesently surprised how well this game played...even the big slugfest scenario, Supercharge was not the bore some previous reviews suggested. Not saying it is a great game...but I would certainly play it again
2009-03-11
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Emmanuel Grouchy
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Apr 2009*
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Sim Guy
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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Feb 2011
Good, but not great, for the day - seemed better when I played it in the mid '70s, when there was much less to measure it by. Typical early SPI operational system at the regiment/battalion level. Some special rules that slowed things a bit, but not as much as the minefields. We certainly got a lesson in the challenge of attacking a mined position. Worked well as a solitaire game, else it would have garnered little play.
2011-02-01
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United States
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Jan 2015
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Johnny Big Bird
United States
Manassas
Virginia
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5.5
Jan 2012
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Richard Seeley
United States
Columbus
Indiana
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5
Apr 2008*
Didn't really feel like I was playing a desert game when I played this.
2008-04-21*
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Paolo D'Ulisse
Italy
ROMA
Italy
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Nov 2005*
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(Mr.) Kim Beattie
United States
Rocklin
CA
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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
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5
Feb 2008*
Map & rules lost in storage? (August 2004)
Found! (May 2006)
Played pre-BGG.
2008-02-10*
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Mark Humphries
Philippines
Unspecified
Metro Manila
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Jul 2008*
Will sell/trade locally
2012-10-20
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Tim Benjamin
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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Apr 2009*
(6.23) P & UP

First Alamein so far. Seems more of a solitaire chess-like exercise than a game. A Draw seems to be the only posible outcome. Supply, Combat (with regards to Minefield situations), and Road Mode (especially) rules are SPI fiddly. Simulation at the expense of the game. The fact that there is real history being simulated and that the other 2 scenarios seem to promise more saves this offering from being a 4.
2013-07-07
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Caise Vickery
United States
Mary Esther
Florida
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5
Oct 2012
One of my first "real" wargames. Mines everywhere slowed the game.
2012-10-24
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Vince Wilson
United States
Seven Fields
Pennsylvania
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Mar 2014
Killed by the subject matter. Like a number of famous battles, this was a grinding smack-fest, and not the most interesting situation to game. Half the map is covered with mine counters, and the armies crunch it out with little manuever. If you're looking for a title on this, you could do worse however.
2014-03-12
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Tim A
United Kingdom
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
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May 2015
Nicely presented old school hard work wargaming. All seems rather unsatisfactory; an interesting and intricate design not properly developed into a working game. In this regard, combat is so intricate as to be on the limit of being fathomable; these rules need to be read and re-read.

The first two scenarios simply do not work. Scenario 1 is an easy win for the Allies. Scenario 2 is an automatic win for the Axis under the existing victory conditions. But ignoring that, if the Axis player feels more energetic than just clearing a few mines, he will infiltrate and/or out flank the porous Allied line and totally eliminate the Allied army by isolation, and the Allies don't have enough units to plug the holes and prevent this. The Axis player need never make an attack to literally clear the board.

Doggedness alone has propelled me to scenario 3, which at least was more promising. The Allies won convincingly, with the Axis 'no retreat' line distorting play by preventing an adequate response to a southern outflanking manouevre. Had goodwill not been entirely expended we would have played again to see if a better Axis effort would have resulted in a more balanced game.
2015-05-11
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Ron Olle
United States
Batavia
Illinois
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2003-03-20*
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david mackay
United Kingdom
WARWICK
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Eric Pass
Canada
Charlottetown
PE
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David Wessman
Netherlands
Breda
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Chris Mattern
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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David Stoy
United States
Waukegan
Illinois
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Danny Holte
United States
Fullerton
California
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Jay Olsen

Rockville
Maryland
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Elwyn Darden
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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Mark Guttag
United States
Fairfax
Virginia
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Clayton
Canada
BC
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Jerry Haerle
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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jean michel constancias
France
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Mark Withiam
United States
Cortland
New York
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eric ebben
Netherlands
castricum
noord holland
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Johan O
Sweden
Lund
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neal baedke
United States
West Des Moines
Iowa
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Brad Wagnon
United States
Aurora
Colorado
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Cybertronic: Superior by design.
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Erik Merchant
United States
Saint Joseph
Michigan
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Carl
United States
Cape Cod
Massachusetts
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Doug Mann
United States
Corpus Christi
Texas
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Sean Hixenbaugh
United States
Dayton
Ohio
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James Nolan
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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David Blaylock
United States
North Carolina
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David Bobchin
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Jonathan Arnold
United States
Medford
Massachusetts
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Gene Dickens
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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simone rolfo
Italy
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Robert Markham
United States
New Milford
Connecticut
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