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Jerry Taylor
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Jul 2003*
There are dozens of games that cover this most popular of campaigns, but EasFront is easily the best. It focuses on what's important, abstracts what wasn't, and puts players on a gaming thrill-ride with the fog-of-war induced by the block system. Tremendous back-and-forth with lots of strategic options and tough tactical decision-making. Perhaps best, however, is how this game neatly and elegantly puts logistics front-and-center with the HQ units. Playing this game is like experiencing the Hagler-Hearns fight - ferocious, hair-raising, and a once-in-a-lifetime game experience. While the rules may look a bit overwhelming at first to non-wargamers, they work sensibly and are far easier to digest than you'd think. No gamer should pass this one up!
2003-07-03*
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Erik Viggo
Sweden
Uppsala
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Oct 2003*
It's actually sad that the computer version is equally good because when I have friends over we play the games that can't be played at distance...
2003-10-26*
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Andy Swingle
United States
Groveport
Ohio
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Oct 2003*
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Michael M.
United States
Hudson
Ohio
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Nov 2003*
If you want to start WWII wargaming on strategic scale - get this game! It simulates the whole conflict on the eastern front from 1941-1945 on corps/army level. Easy to learn with an introductory scanario, difficult to master! High replay value, because every scenario can be set up individually. It perfectly incorporates four basic principles of war: weather, terrain, command ability and supply attrition. Plays in about 5 hours per scenario (each scenario consits of 6 months). Uses wooden blocks instead of counters which stand upright. By this way, enemy unit strength remains hidden!
It`s simplicity (compared to other wargames) makes it shine. GET IT!
2003-11-15*
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Alex Limoges
Canada
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Quebec
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Jun 2004*
Maybe the best wargame on the eastern front, certainly the most dynamic and tense.
2004-06-15*
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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Mar 2007*
In the class of medium-complexity wargames, this game is without peer. You've got truly nail-grinding tension as there is so much hidden information. You've got decision-making at a good, euro-game like level with little micro-management and almost no fiddlyness. You've got clean rules with essentially zero extranneous garbage. You've got scenarios of reasonable length. You've got a wide variety of scenarios, from the desperate ('41 and '45) to the tightly-matched clash of titans ('42). The pace of the game is perfect. You've got critical decisions to make at the tactical (managing hexside limits, techniques of cracking defensive positions), operational (where to spend valuable HQ steps), and strategic (how to spend production). You've got a great, realistic historical feel. Individual scenarios are quite satisfying, or you can link them into much larger games. And you can combine the whole thing with West and MedFront.

All in all, I'm hard-pressed to figure out what more you could ask for in a (war)game. Maybe you'd like some sort of card mechanism to add the variability of political events to add a little more strategic depth, but there are legitimate reasons for not trying this (WWII:Barbarossa to Berlin, despite its many charms, could sometimes seem like a bit of a mish-mash in this respect).
2007-03-01*
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Karl Newmann
Switzerland
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10
Sep 2004*
A great game with a beautiful map.
2004-09-14*
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Ken Burnside
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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Sep 2004*
EastFront plus VolgaFront is, quite simply, a work of art. Every gamer should own these two titles. (Then expand to own the rest of the series...)
2004-09-23*
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Nicholas Barker
United Kingdom
London
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Nov 2004*
The best-ever WW2 Eastern front strategic wargame, and one of the best wargames ever published. Nail-bitingly tense and very strong historical feel. Nothing else comes close. If you liked this one, take a look at the designer's other classics, 'WestFront' and 'Rommel in the Desert', both published by Columbia.
2004-11-22*
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Philip Wieland
United States
Homewood
Illinois
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Jan 2005*
The premier Eastern Front wargame,there is none better. Ingenious use of blocks for fog-of-war and step reduction. Coupled with innovative HQ rules, it is indeed an 'elegant' system.
2005-01-05*
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Christopher Rosenqvist-Cutlip
Sweden
Stockholm
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Oct 2010
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Rio Chang
United States
Walnut
California
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Apr 2005*
Simple rules, elegant game play. It follows history closely.
2005-04-26*
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bob machala
United States
Waynesboro
Pennsylvania
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Jun 2005*
a roller coaster ride of ups and downs,
exciting throughout, and i`ve only played a solo campaign once. Great game
2005-06-02*
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Frank Hakstege
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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Jun 2005*
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Jim Molander
Sweden
Uppsala
Uppsala
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Jul 2005*
Ohh what a game! I really like the theme and all. There are 7 (playable) scenarios and one introduction scenario. The introduction scenario is great for learning new players the game mechanism.
2005-07-21*
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Ola Mikael Hansson
Sweden
Perstorp
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Oct 2011
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Sander Dijst
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Noord Holland
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Aug 2005*
Great ‘block’ game about the German-Russian war (1941-1945). Besides the excellent gameplay, this game gives great insight and understanding about this war (the militairy aspect). Very good game (but maybe just an hour to long). Gameplay: 9.5 / Bits&Board: 10. Recommended!.
2005-08-27*
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Josh Foeller
United States
Auburn Hills
Michigan
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Sep 2005*
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Mike Oberly
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Sep 2005*
I actually own 2 copies! FOW works well in this one, despite the large number of units, because you never know which of those units are HQ's. I think this is the best game available on the scale and subject, and it's not hard to play, either. Just a great design. A landmark amongst wargames.
2012-08-06
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tim allen
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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Oct 2005*
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Daniel Harrison
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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Oct 2005*
Captures the feel of the Eastern front very well. Concisely written rules with sufficent detail for depth without unnecessary chrome.
2005-10-09*
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Rusty Blablabinger
United States
Arcata
California
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Sep 2006*
I'm not at all interested in the conflict being depicted (Hitler vs. Stalin, hooray for the... good guys?) but this is a fun game. Moreso than with other wargames, I find myself thinking a lot between games about how I'll set up next time, which part of the front I'll focus on, etc. Also, I really like the supply rules, which let you damage enemy units just by making good moves. The rules can appear daunting, but they're not that bad (fewer pages of rules than Axis & Allies... and the important ones make sense).
2006-09-29*
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Frank F.
United States
chicago
Illinois
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Oct 2011
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Robert Schelchshorn
Germany
Schlüsselfeld
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Dec 2005*
One of my faves and one of the best wargames ever!
2005-12-10*
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NIKOLAOS PANAGIOTOU
Greece
ATHENS
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Jan 2006*
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