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ken flett
Canada
Bear River East
Nova Scotia
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Mar 2013
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Jack Korolyov
Ukraine
Kiev
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Oct 2012
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Fen Yan
United States
La Mirada
California
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Sep 2012
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War Nyfitsa
Greece
Thessaloniki
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Jul 2013
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Summerville
South Carolina
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Jan 2014
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Stan Grossman
United States
Kerrville
Texas
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10
Nov 2012
Great components, nicely done rules, good details but not overwhelming. I see this one on the table for a long time.
2012-09-26
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Peter
Canada
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Jun 2013
From my point of view the best WW2 tactical armor system. On one side of the spectrum there is ASL - primarily as infantry game with armor as support. On the side Panzer is the perfect tactical game with primary focus on vehicular combat while infantry still plays an important role.
2013-06-13
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Rui Serrabulho
Portugal
Lisboa
Lisboa
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You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.
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10
Aug 2013
The fog of war, the tanks, the armor, AP penetration, vehicles (T, W, H, L), rotations (60º, 180º), heights, excellent artwork, 2 players, 4 players, advanced rules, optional rules, charts, thick counters and even thicker cards of the units, great rulebook and playbook. Adding two expansions to the serie and othet in P500. I am rendered...

Is a solid 10! One of my favorites top ten game.

It exceeds what I have waited...
2013-12-08
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Eduardo
Brazil
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Sep 2014
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Philippe Jathan
France
Orleans
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10
Nov 2012
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Benjamin Acker
United States
Texas
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10
Jan 2013
Richard Bing
Canada
Cambridge
Ontario
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10
Oct 2013
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Hungary
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Feb 2013
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milhouse x
United States
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Feb 2013
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Michael Craighead
United States
Hunt Valley
Maryland
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10
May 2013
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Jakub Orłowski
Poland
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10
Nov 2014
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Marco Gromball
Germany
Berlin
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Nov 2013
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JunYu (Jerry) Zhou
Canada
Markham
Ontario
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Feb 2014
Panzer is a very exciting and tactical game that simulates armor combat during WWII. The modular setup allows you to learn as you play with good progression, this is quite useful for players that are not familiar with wargames. The complex mechanics for combat is very well designed and realistic, this forces the player to consider numerous factor (environment, distance and facing of the tank) before making a final decision. Overall, panzer is an amazing game esp. for people that are interested in tanks. However, the base game only comes with very limited amount of units so the first expansion is definitely recommended to be purchased at the same time.
2014-12-12
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Roger Hobden
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Aug 2014
Brillant game !
2014-08-08
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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May 2015
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Brian Lazewski
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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10
Sep 2014
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Rick De Girolami
United States
Ocala
Florida
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Apr 2015
Erathor Erathor
Malaysia
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9.7
Apr 2014
Cool game!
2014-04-28
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Yiannis Avramandis
Greece
Athens
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9.5
May 2015
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Mike Haverty
United States
Owasso
Oklahoma
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9
Nov 2013
Wargame. Sounds like a great Tobruk-like armor game (in terms of scale and detail) but perhaps easier to learn/teach and great modern components in the reprint. Also, this is Eastern Front (vs Tobruk's North African setting), so, uh, I need both.

UPDATE: the more I read, the more I want this game. This might supplant Tobruk as one of my favorite wargames.

UPDATE: finally got to play this - love it, definitely scratches that Tobruk itch, but with more detail that I like, and honestly, not really that much more complexity so far. Provisional rating of 9.
2014-01-01
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Andy Cowen
United States
Union Springs
New York
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Sep 2012
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Sean Coulter
United States
California
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Sep 2011
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Eddie Carlson
United States
Clarksville
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9
Aug 2012
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Lawrence Hung
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
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9
Aug 2015
The game has been outstanding on its own and influenced a lot of other designs at tactical level. It stresses the tanks (or panzers for the German) operations, maneuvering to a best position to fire, within range and line of sight, at spotted enemy targets. The data cards for each and every tank demonstrate their characteristics and players are tested the ability to utilize the tanks to their best capabilities.

The beginning pages of the rules talk a lot about spotting, line of sight and the relationship to the terrain and features on the map. The system on checking line of sight for units at different heights is neat and very clever, the best among the tactical level wargames. The 5-commands chit system creates a sense of fog-of-war or suspense for that matter to the players as they do not know what are the commands the opposing side is giving. What follows to happen is like a classic Hitchcockian movie.

Some comments are made with regard to the change from plotting to sequential movement and fire (i.e. the basic I-go-You-go turn sequence) but I find no problem with it as it streamlines the game to an acceptable and yet realistic level. There is even a rule that players can play the game in simultaneous turn in an "agreeable" manner. Besides, the initiative can shift from turn to turn by rolling D100 (made up of two dices), modified by scenario specific advantage. I am comfortable with the change and the flow of the game still makes me feel the actions are being taken at the same time.

All hail to the data cards!
2015-08-14
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Keith

Apex
North Carolina
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Jan 2013
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Jeff Patino
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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9
Oct 2012
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Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Nov 2012
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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9
Mar 2014
I was a big MBT/IDF fan back in the day, so it's not a huge surprise I like Panzer a lot. It's still got some 80s quirks - roll low for HE, high for AP, so on other charts, take a guess. And the rulebook is way too wordy for a not-very-complicated game. But, it plays quickly, action is pretty sharp and fast, and it gives an authentic feel for mobile conflict. It fills a nice niche above (A)SL(SK) in scale, and is good at gaming scenarios that game can't handle. The command & control rules aren't quite as clever as the MBT ones were, but still pretty good. As with MBT, the basic game is extremely playable, the advanced rules add a modest but sensible level of complexity once you're familiar with the basics, and then the optionals are all good for the hard-core I'm sure but most people will be quite happy to leave them out.

My only real substantive complaint about the package is the rules, which for a game of this complexity are not great. Admittedly, by GMT's standards they're still pretty good. But, a lot of copy-and-paste, and a number of areas that while you can get by really aren't clear enough (direct fire smoke and hand-to-hand combat with multiple units on both sides being two cases that come immediately to mind).

Anyway, still a very good game, and one that can only get better with time as more scenarios, units, and maps are added and rules get clarified.
2012-11-11
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Jim P.
United States
Downers Grove
Illinois
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Feb 2014
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Scott Shafer
United States
Jacksonville
Arkansas
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Feb 2015
The game and expansions arrived in Okinawa! Very impressive package. I am stunned that everything is included. Nits...the geomorphic maps are really cut funny, I do not like the scenario layouts, for some reason I prefer Squad Leader's, maybe more infantry counters, and it would be nice to have a manifest of what counters are on the back of what counters. Not nits...the complete Eastern Front package! This one has all the tools for you to create your own scenarios quite easily. This is a very high quality, and surprisingly inexpensive, package. No black and white cards that you cut out yourself. Everything is in full glorious color! The counters are huge!! I pulled out an ASL box yesterday and realized that I could never play that are again. The counters are just too small! It's too much for the boxes that it came in! This was entirely worth the wait!!! Thank you GMT for selling us a complete game system! Please get the Western Front up on P500 soon!
2012-09-04
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Steve Duke
United States
Georgetown
Texas
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9
Dec 2012
The premier armor game available. Basic game is not overly complex. Advanced game adds lots of detail but is not overly weighty or confusing. Rules are intuitive.
If you like tanks on tanks, this is your game.
2012-12-24
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H. V. Wilson
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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Sep 2012
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Jeff Grossman
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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9
Sep 2012
Excellent armor tactical game. Don't be intimidated by the charts and detailed unit info as the game is really quite easy to learn. There are rules for almost every aspect of armor combat, but it is easy to select the advanced and optional rules that you want to use thereby creating a scaling level of difficulty.
2012-09-18
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Frederic Delstanches
United States
Sebastian
Florida
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Apr 2014
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Rob Doane
United States
Walpole
MA
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Aug 2014
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Mark Stout
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Oct 2012
I have played the game extensively for 3 weeks. After several plays including the advanced and optional rules, the game plays seamlessly. There is a sufficient Fog of War, and Command and Control is basic, but effective. The system has legs too. With 2 expansions at release, and 1 additional on p500, there are plenty of actions to be had. For vassal players the module is very well done, and reminds you of a miniatures game. Or if you choose you can use the standard counters for the classic board game feel. The system also fits well with vassal PBEM with very few file swaps. Yes this game has echoes of yesteryear wargames. To me that is a good thing!
2012-10-07
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St.John Wright
United Kingdom
London
London
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9
Oct 2012
I would very happily give this 10/10 if it had decent maps! The paper maps in the expansions are badly cut and the single map with the basic game is pathetic.

Otherwise, entirely brilliant even if I had to hire a nuclear scientist to calculate off-map artillery for me.
2012-11-23
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Bruce Diamond
United States
Los Altos
California
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Oct 2012
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Maik Brinkmann
Singapore
Singapore
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9
Nov 2012
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Gordon Reynolds
Georgia
Brezhnevograd
Former Upper Caucasus
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Nov 2012
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Ivaylo Bikov
Bulgaria
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May 2014
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Spain
Madrid
Madrid
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Nov 2012
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C M
Japan
Tokyo
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Feb 2014
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Randy
United States
Long Beach
California
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Mar 2013
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Hubert Hoffmann
Austria
Vienna
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Nov 2012

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