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Gene Dickens
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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10
Oct 2009*
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Dò the Clef
France
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10
Jan 2012
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Nicholas Barker
United Kingdom
London
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9
Nov 2004*
A jolly good little game, which gives an excellent feel for the battle. Nice morale system and a good sense of the mis-matched forces and of the importance of armour in the desert. My only reservation is that the result is often decided by the dice in one or two critical tank vs tank fights.
2004-11-22*
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Jeffrey D Myers
United States
Los Ranchos
New Mexico
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"Always rely upon a happy mind alone." Geshe Chekhawa.
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9
Mar 2006*
Extremely tense company/battallion level simulation of the attempted escape of the Italian 10th Army from a British trap in 1941 North Africa. Probably takes four hours to play rather than two, if the players put any thought into it. Best of the GDW 120 Series games.
2006-03-12*
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Charles Vasey
Scotland
Mortlake, London
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9
Jan 2007*
Great fun, attempts to give the strengths and weaknesses of each arm of service.
2007-01-01*
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Sam Gatto
United States
Valencia
Pennsylvania
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9
Feb 2007*
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Brian Collins
United States
Oakland
California
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9
Aug 2015
Sure played this a lot "back in the day"
2015-08-01
Owned
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neal baedke
United States
West Des Moines
Iowa
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9
May 2008*
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MAURO BORNIOLI
Italy
CAGLIARI
SARDEGNA
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9
Apr 2010
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Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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8.5
Mar 2006*
Can be a very close game. Nice effort by GDW. Buy it on eBay.
2006-03-14*
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Edward Rodhouse
Switzerland
Geneva
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8
Dec 2003*
Straight forward wargame. I like the period so am a bit biased. Situation is more interesting for the British player than the Italian one.
2003-12-02*
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THE MAVERICK
United States
Herald
California
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8
Apr 2005*
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Mark Guttag
United States
Fairfax
Virginia
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8
Mar 2007*
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Elwyn Darden
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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8
Oct 2009*
Simple, elegant, unique system that brings to life a very assymetric battle. One problem is that the game is more tense than it was in real life: although the Italians did come close to breaking out, it is almost impossible to conceive of a Britsh player suffering as few casualties as the British did in those two days (9 dead, 15 wounded).

"Never was so much surrendered by so many to so few."
2007-08-31*
Owned
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john molesworth
United Kingdom
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8
Nov 2007*
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Richard Simon
United States
New Milford
New Jersey
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8
Jan 2008*
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Eric Walters
United States
Chesterfield
Virginia
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"...the art of manoeuvering armies...an art which none may master by the light of nature. but to which, if he is to attain success, a man must serve a long apprenticeship." -- G.F.R. Henderson
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8
Jan 2011
A real puzzle for both sides and a gem of a competitive game.

Playing BEDA FOMM is like playing the old video game SPACE INVADERS. The Brits have a handful of units to eliminate dribbles of Italian units coming down from the north which quickly turns into a torrent. While CombeForce gets reinforcements, sustained combat takes a toll on the Brits and it can get really dicey in the endgame to determine whether or not the Italians can get enough off the board for a win. Great fun!
2011-01-10
Owned
United States
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Dec 2012
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francony robin
France
le havre
seine maritime
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8
Jun 2013
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Lou Coatney
Norway
Flateby
Akershus
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8
Nov 2013
I played this against Frank, in his basement apartment in Bloomington? Normal? when it first came out, when I was letting GDW playtest my Sturm nach Osten for possible publication. I was the Italians, and he enjoyably beat me.

Back at Augustana College, in the summer of 1971 on a cool, empty floor of North Hall, I believe, Frank and I had played my revision of just-out S&T France 1940 by John Prados. I couldn't stand the CA combat result, and we used my revised CRT, and *I* won.

For the next day, he invited me over to his student apartment to play his single-factor-reduction revision of Avalon Hill's Afrika Korps, and he played the Germans and guess who won *his* revision. :-)

We designers (also) design games so we can have some slim hope of winning a game, now and then, but we still get beaten by experienced players, and our only real hope is playing other players in our own games. :-)
2013-11-28
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Jack McHugh
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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7.75
Dec 2010
Playable and small on a battle that tends to be ignored in a time frame that is ignored, e.g. Italian army in WWII sans Rommel & the Afrika Korps
2010-12-05
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David Black
United States
APO
AE
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7.5
Jan 2008*
Fun, playable game, but can become predictable with extended plays.
2008-01-04*
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Luis Ramarro Calibano
Italy
Brescia
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7.5
Jan 2014
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John Garrett
United Kingdom
Wokingham
Unspecified
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7
Jul 2003*
One of the better of the 120 series.
2003-07-14*
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Jean-Louis Beaufils
France
Paris
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7
Sep 2003*
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Steve Vance
United States
Augusta
Michigan
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7
May 2013
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John Vasilakos
United States
Annandale
Virginia
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7
Jan 2011
Elegant design, fun with lots of flavor. Shows you can design a quick easy to play wargame that is also realistic
2007-01-04*
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Arthur Purcell
United States
Andover
Massachusetts
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7
Jan 2005*
Traffic Jam, followed by armored mayhem! Jolly good show! Mama Mia!
2005-01-20*
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Fabrizio Perrone
Italy
FORLI'
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Non prevalebunt!
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7
Mar 2005*
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Mark Humphries
Philippines
Unspecified
Metro Manila
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7
Nov 2006*
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2013-08-24
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Mario Cantello
Italy
Genova
Italy
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7
Aug 2012
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Marston Crumpler
United States
Denver
Colorado
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7
Mar 2008*
My first wargame. A great design by Frank Chadwick covering a somewhat obscure but well-balanced battle.
2008-03-04*
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Skip Franklin
United States
Oklahoma City
OK
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7
Nov 2009*
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Renato Cenci
Italy
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7
Jan 2009*
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ER Bickford
United States
Auburn
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May 2013
Period: WW2 North Africa
Battle: Bed Fomm
Scale: Tactical Battle
Publisher: GDW
2012-05-04
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Carl Paradis
Canada
Ste-Thérèse
Québec
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7
Aug 2011
Owned
Yukio Okano
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7
Mar 2012
Owned
Giorgio Clavelli
Australia
Toowoomba QLD
Australia
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7
Jan 2011
Played it many times. One of the best of the 120 series.
2011-01-24
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Patrick Major
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
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7
Mar 2011
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Takashi Ishida
Japan
Abiko
Chiba Prefecture
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7
Sep 2013
An unique situation with heavy tactical tastes.
2013-09-20
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Mark Alex
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7
Oct 2011
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Old Nick
Italy
Udine
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7
May 2015
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john bates
England
Staffordshire
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Mar 2013
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Pete Westmore
United Kingdom
Surbiton
Surrey
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Jan 2014
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2013-12-24
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Trevor Just
United States
San Jose
California
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7
Sep 2015
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Orion J.N. Winder
United States
Holly Hill
South Carolina
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ALL ACCESS - ALL THE TIME - DON'T EVEN ASK
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6.5
Apr 2011
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Roger Sjögren
Sweden
Skövde
Västra Götaland
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6
Mar 2005*
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Nando Ferrari
Italy
Verona
Unspecified
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Jun 2005*
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Kevin Keen
United Kingdom
Reading
Berkshire
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Sep 2008*
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Gene Anderson
United States
Centralia
Washington
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6
Jun 2007*
Only played one time solitaire.
2007-06-02*
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