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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Ron A
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1987. Another of the AH solo titles. Counter art very much reminiscent of the original Squad Leader.
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Very Good condition. Most of the components are unpunched. The box has a little shelf ware from age but the game components are in awesome shape.

Starting Bid - $30

BIN - $45
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Division Operations Section, G-3

Attention!

The Division's G-3 section, the operations section, handles all questions related to the Division's engagement plan (the rules). Please notify G-3 by posting your question in the comment section of this geeklist item. G-3 will handle all internal communication necessary to resolve uncertainties here. Once resolved, the G-3 will attempt to post the original question and answer along with relevant links within this geeklist item for easy reference.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Engagement #1 - the Current Situation

Date
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Date: 8/2

Historical Notes
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Historical Notes: None

Situation
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Situation: A/2/L

Scenario
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Scenario: Advance

Expected Enemy Resistance
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Expected Enemy Resistance: Light

Weather
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Weather: Clear

Sunrise and Sunset
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Sunrise: 0500
Sunset: 1915

Time elapsed, Ammo and Fuel expended
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Time elapsed: 2 hours
Ammo expended: 6 HE, 3 .30 calibre MG ammo
Fuel expended (optional): 3 units


All tank commanders should submit their After Action Reviews in the comment section for this geeklist item.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Division Training and Maneuvers

Participants who are new to Patton's Best and want to learn the gameplay before diving into the campaign are welcome to document their learning games in the comments section of the 1st geeklist item. This item is intended to serve as a central location where we can discuss individual engagements.

Rules questions should be posted here for the Division Operations Section.

Please share as much of your engagement experience as you'd like.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Division Personnel Section, G1

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All citizens volunteering for duty with the 4th Armored Division should make the request made known by posting a comment below this geeklist item.

Enlisted in the 4th Armored Division:
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Division Planning Section, G-5

The Division's G-5 section, the planning section, coordinates among all the functional areas and prepares all plans. Please see the G-5 to acquire the proper After Action Report form and the Engagement Situation form. Simply copy the forms and insert your information where appropriate.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Jessica Rickardsson
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Solitaire

This game never passed my "When I get a printer"-geeklist. Instead this is the result of some of my posts in the wargame-forum. I'm still new to wargaming and is in a trial-phase to find out what I like and not. After reading my post a user suggested this one to me and offered to do a print-out of the files here on BGG and send to me so I could try it before I decided if I wanted to invest in a real copy or not. heart

The thing causing this suggestion is that it involves tanks which I really like. This is campaign-based and you command your tank through a series of missions. I love the look of it so now I just need to get the time to glue the whole thing together so I can try it out...

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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Joe Miner
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Sold

Complete. Wear, but nothing significant given its age. Box is solid. Asking $25

Shipping extra ($10 or less to a US address) or available for trade (open to items not on my "want" list)
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Crossposted from: The 4th Armored Division's Campaign Through Europe - Ryan's Training - Battle Scenario
Also crossposted to: Ryan's Solitaire Gaming Challenges

After Action Report
Date: 29 July 1944
Tank Name: Glamorous Gertrude
Tank Model: M4A1
Situation: Battle
Weather: Clear


Crew position / Rank / Name / Rating / # Previous Engagements / Status End of Battle
Commander / Sgt. / Willis Whitehead / 5 / 0 / Light Wound, no effect
Gunner / Cpl. / Bobby Guthrie / 4 / 0 / Healthy
Loader / Pvt. / Jim Drori / 4 / 0 / Light Wound, out 1 week
Driver / Pvt. / Walter Powers / 3 / 0 / Healthy
Asst. Driver / Pvt. / Donald Hopkins / 1 / 0 / Healthy
Asst. Driver / Pvt. / Harold Slater / 2 / 0 / Light Wound, out 1 week, replaced


Time
Currently played through 0700-1730

Ammo

30. Calibre MG (30) Used/Remaining: 30/10
50. Calibre MG (6) Used/Remaining: 0/6
Smoke Bombs (14) Used/Remaining: 5/9
Smoke Grenades (6) Used/Remaining: 4/2
Periscopes (6) Used/Remaining: 0/6

Main Gun

HE Used/Remaining: 33/37
AP Used/Remaining: 0/40
WP Used/Remaining: 0/12
HCBI Used/Remaining: 0/5
HVAP Used/Remaining: 0/0

Victory Points (Your Tank/ Friendly Forces)

Victory Point Multipliers per Action and Scenario

Action Scenario B
KO Ger Unit x1
Capt Map Area x2
Lose Map Area x3


KO Light Weapons, MG (1) : 0/5
KO Truck (1) : 0/0
KO SPW, PSW (2) : 0/0
KO SP Gun (6) : 0/0
KO PZ IV (7) : 0/0
KO PZ V (9) : 0/0
KO PZ VI (12) : 0/0
KO AT Gun (4) : 0/5
KO Fortified Position (+2): 0/0
Each Captured Area (1) : 11
Capture Exit Area (10) : 1

Friendly Force Losses (in VPs lost)
Tanks (-5/Tank):
Infantry Squads (-3/Squad): 3


Decorations
None

VP Totals (Engagement)
Your Tank: 0
Friendly Forces: 25
Territory: 21

VP Totals (Campaign)
Your Tank:
Friendly Forces:
Territory:

Day Ended due to
KO, a LOSS

Optional rules used:
16.3 Machine Gun Ammo
29.0 Fuel
The General Volume 25, Number 3, page 18
1) Area Optional Victory Point Value

Narrative
0700-0715
Check neighboring area for resistance (Light).

0715-0745
The Glamorous Gertrude advanced into an area of light resistance at along an improved road with advancing fire. The Task Force came across one AT gun and a LW group. Both German units were eventually eliminated due to friendly forces while the Glamorous Gertrude spent a lot of time pivoting and advancing without getting closer to the enemies. A Friendly Advance event helped to prevent two enemy reinforcements from arriving later in the battle (LW, STuG).

0745-0800
Call for artillery support. Artillery support approved.

0800-0845
Enter new, wooded area with Heavy resistance.

0845-0900
The Task Force enters a wooded area behind a preparatory artillery barrage. The artillery KOs 1 machinegun (MG) squad and 2 anti-tank guns (AT). Advance Fire from the task force drives a light weapons (LW) section away. The board is clear of enemies but enemy artillery fire hits the task force, knocking out 1 friendly squad and lightly wounding the assistant driver on the Glamorous Gertrude. Pvt. Harold Slater will be out convalescing for one week. The task force then hit a lightly mined area while transiting through the wood, fortunately to no ill effect.

0900-0930
The wounded Pvt. Harold Slater (skill of 2) is replaced with Pvt. Donald Hopkins (skill of 1).

0930-0945
Check resistance in neighboring area (light).

0945-1030
Enter new area (B) off road, use advancing fire (1 ammo each). No combat occurs.

1030-1045
Check resistance in neighboring area (moderate).

1045-1115
Enter new area (A) on dirt road, use advancing fire (3 ammo each).

1115-1130
Battle in farmland and fields. Advancing fire was ineffectual as it was targeted at the wrong locations. The Gorgeous Gertrude and the task force encounter a German ambush while stopped and observing. A collection of farm buildings within 250 meters appear to be occupied by German infantry (LW). At about 315 degrees at long range a German AT gun looks to be occupying woods while a SPG is moving at long range in the open near the AT gun. LW fire at the lead Sherman. AT gun shoots wide and misses a tank in the platoon. The SPG, also at long distance, abruptly halts and pivots, firing at a nearby tank and narrowly missing it. A shower of earth erupts at the bow of the tank, covering the tank and any unbuttoned crew in earth. It was so close I think they lost breakfast out of both ends in an instant. Friendly artillery suddenly starts pounding the enemy positions. The CO is on top of it. The positions occupied by the AT gun at long range and the infantry directly ahead in the farm buildings are devastated. Only the SPG looks to have survived unscathed. The Glamorous Gertrude pivots toward the SPG. Crewmen toss smoke grenades and fire machine guns to suppress any unknown hostiles. The Gertrude gets bogged down. Friendly forces get flanking fire on the JgdPz IV. Gertrude remains bogged down but JgdPz IV soon retreats in the face of the maneuvering American units.

1130-1145
Check resistance in neighboring area (light).

1145-1215
Enter Exit Area (A) on dirt road, use advancing fire (4 ammo each). No combat occurs. Exit area captured (+10 VP).

1215-1230
Call for artillery support. Support granted.

1230-1300
Enter new area (A) on dirt road, using advancing fire (3 ammo each). No combat occurs.

1300-1315
Check resistance in neighboring area.

1315-1330
Request artillery support, support granted.

1330-1400
Enter new area (B) on dirt road, using advancing fire (0 ammo each). No combat occurs.

1400-1415
Check resistance in neighboring area.

1415-1445
Enter new area (B) on dirt road, using advancing fire (4 ammo each). No combat occurs.

1445-1500
Check resistance in neighboring area.

1500-1530
Call for air strike, request granted. Call for artillery, request denied.

1530-1545
Call for artillery, request granted.

1545-1615
Enter new area (C) on dirt road, using advancing fire (3 ammo each).

1615-1630
Battle in a town. 2 German light weapons units and one AT gun are observed within close range and occupying buildings and woods. Air support is ineffective. Artillery support knocks out both LW units and advancing fire forced the AT gun crew to retreat. The town is clear.

1630-1645
Check resistance in neighboring area.

1645-1715
Enter new area (B) on dirt road, using advancing fire (2 ammo each).

1715-1730
Battle in open fields. Advancing fire ineffective against MG team in the open at close range and an AT gun ahead in the woods at long range. The Germans are unable to ambush the task force. MG team at close range is hidden in the open, but Sgt. Whitehead spots and identifies the AT gun at long range as a PaK 40. The task force advances forward, getting closer to the AT gun but maintaining range on the hidden MG. Eventually both German units are eliminated due to friendly action. Just as the task force looks to on the cusp of securing this area, an AT gun pops up at close range, in the open though hidden from our tank. It pulls back away from the task force, though now spotted and clearly in the open. The Gorgeous Gertrude directs advancing fire and a smoke bomb into the sector to their front and then advances. At close range the Corporal Guthrie hits rate of fire briefly and sends two HE rounds into the AT gun's position. One close hit is ineffectual and the second misses. The AT gun returns fire. The Glamorous Gertrude takes a hull hit at the front of the tank. It penetrates the hull and the crew immediately bails out. Sgt. Whitehead suffers a light wound to no effect. Corporal Guthrie escapes the gunner's hatch without wound. Private Drori escapes the loader's hatch with a light wound and will be out 1 week. Private Powers and Private Hopkins escape through their hatches without a scratch. The Glamorous Gertrude brews up moments later after everyone escapes.

The task force was on its way to potentially capture the second Exit Area by the end of the day when the Gertrude was knocked out as the task force's first tank casualty. Fortunately none of the crew were incapacitated or killed by the hit.

As this was a learning game I'm not going to roll for crew rating improvement or generate a new loader. This battle ends as a loss for my tank commander, Sgt. Whitehead, as the Glamorous Gertrude is a loss though the entire crew survived with only a few light wounds. At the time the Gertrude was lost, I had accumulated 64 points.

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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Steve Norton
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Crossposted from The 4th Armored Division's Campaign through Europe (Patton's Best) - the first day of my campaign

After Action Report
Date: 2nd August 1944
Tank Name: Cheshire Cat
Tank Model: M4
Situation: Advance
Weather: Clear


Crew position / Rank / Name / Rating / # Previous Engagements / Status End of Battle
Commander / Sgt. / Bob Weeks / 5 / 0 / KIA
Gunner / Cpl. / Carl Pease / 5 / 0 / KIA
Driver / Pvt. / Leo 'Mac' Mackay / 4 / 0 / KIA
Loader / Pvt. / Wally Wheeler / 2 / 0 / KIA
Asst. Driver / Pvt. / Joe Guyette Jr. / 1 / 0 / KIA


Time
0700-1050

Ammo

30. Calibre MG (30) Used/Remaining: 22/18
50. Calibre MG (6) Used/Remaining: 0/6
Smoke Bombs (14) Used/Remaining: ---
Smoke Grenades (6) Used/Remaining: 0/6
Periscopes (6) Used/Remaining: 0/6

Main Gun

HE Used/Remaining: 24/48
AP Used/Remaining: 0/36
WP Used/Remaining: 0/11
HCBI Used/Remaining: 0/8
HVAP Used/Remaining: ---

Victory Points (Your Tank/ Friendly Forces)

Victory Point Multipliers per Action and Scenario

Action Scenario A Scenario B Scenario C
KO Ger Unit x1 x1 x2
Capt Map Area x2 x2 -
Lose Map Area x1 x3 x2



KO Light Weapons, MG (1) : 0/1
KO Truck (1) : 0/0
KO SPW, PSW (2) : 0/0
KO SP Gun (6) : 0/1
KO PZ IV (7) : 0/0
KO PZ V (9) : 0/0
KO PZ VI (12) : 0/0
KO AT Gun (4) : 0/1
KO Fortified Position (+2): 0
Each Captured Area (1) : 4xA
Capture Exit Area (10) : 0


Friendly Force Losses (in VPs lost)
Tanks (-5/Tank): 0
Infantry Squads (-3/Squad): 0


Decorations
None

VP Totals (Engagement)
Your Tank : 0
Friendly Forces: 11
Territory : 8


VP Totals (Campaign)
Your Tank : 0
Friendly Forces: 11
Territory : 8


Day Ended due to
KO

Optional rules used:
16.3 Machine Gun Ammo
29.0 Fuel
The General Volume 25, Number 3, page 18
1) Area Optional Victory Point Value


Narrative

0700-0845
The crew of the Cheshire Cat went to war in good spirits. They proceeded with caution but the scouts ahead found only light resistance. As the task force advanced, however, no contact was made. Keen to offload some of the excess ammo they'd been required to take on board, the Cheshire Cat made liberal use of advance fire.

0845-0900
First contact! An SPG and an AT gun dead ahead! For once the advance fire proved its worth - the HE rounds successfully disabled the AT gun before the fight really got going. Feeling rather vulnerable against an unidentified SPG, the Cheshire Cat reversed to a hull down position while Private Wheeler changed the gun load over to Armour Piercing Rounds. As the SPG circled to try and adopt a flanking position, a round from one of the other Shermans in the task force scored a direct hit, causing all of the occupants to bail.

0900-1045
The task force resumed its cautious advance. When the scouts identified heavier resistance ahead, an alternative route was sought that seemed to offer an easier route to the objective. This proved to be a good decision as the resistance was found to be somewhat lighter.

1045-1050
Further contact. Advance fire eliminates a light weapons squad hiding in woodland straightahead, but fails to damage an AT gun hiding at close range. The AT gun manages to ambush the task force and immediately takes aim at the Cheshire Cat scoring a fatal hit. The tank explodes instantly killing all personnel on board.



Postscript
A disastrous start (or should that be ending?). I was worried when the AT gun got placed at close range on my flank. I was even more worried when the advanced fire missed it. And I just couldn't believe my eyes when I rolled the dice for the AT gun's first action and the result read "Fire - your tank". This was a 1 in 20 chance.

Because I'd not had chance to identify the gun, it had the firing power of an 88. At close range the Cheshire Cat didn't stand a chance. When I rolled on the explosion table and saw a 96 lying in my dice tray I knew that was either going to be very good or very bad. It just wasn't my day.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Another strictly solitaire title. Command a US tank crew in Europe, battling through Nazi occupied western Europe. Again, owned but unplayed and unpunched, so I can't offer any personal experience with this one.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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Poll: The 2016 AH Cup
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Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
87 Patton's Best (Stevenage)
43.2% 41
47 Russian Front (Gillingham)
56.8% 54
Voters 95
This poll is now closed.   95 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Mar 7, 2016 6:00 am
 
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Robert Sielaff
Canada
Alberta
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Every type of Sherman (outside any "Funnies") that saw service with the American/Commonwealth forces in WW 2 - NW Europe.

Am running a campaign based on that of 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Would be nice to upgrade to a Firefly...
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Ron A
United States
Coronado
California
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new campaign.

I get an 'Advance' mission on day 3.

4 encounters crossing from area 5 to exit at area 10.

Day's kill tally is impressive: 4xMG/LW, 5xtrk, 4xSPW, 1xPz VI, 4x AT guns, unfortunately, only 2xAT guns were my kills, rest was due to friendly forces. Lost 2 friendly tanks, 1 friendly inf squad. No promotions or medals.

I haven't played this in a while, but it comes back very quickly.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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Poll: The 2016 AH Cup
First Round Replay
Select One:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
87 Patton's Best (Stevenage)
52.3% 45
54 2nd Fleet (Bradford City)
47.7% 41
Voters 86
This poll is now closed.   86 answers
Poll created by J.L.Robert
Closes: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:00 am
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Scott
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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English First Edition - Very good condition

This appears to have been played only once or twice. The box has a little wear due to age. The rulebook has some light underlining of rules done in pencil in several areas. Many of the components and items in the box are still attached to each other as they would have shipped new. Only the very top page of the tear off pad seems to have been used. There is a small price written on the back of the box in marker.

A very nice copy of this game.
 
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Dennis Menear
United States
Vienna
West Virginia
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Good condition. Box has normal scuffing. 19 sheets are left on the Action Report pad. Both dice are identical blue, instead of one white and one colored.
 
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
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United States
De Forest
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Challenge Start: Now
Challenge End: After the war is over

Description: Document the exploits of the US 4th Armored Division as it fights across western Europe as part of Patton's 3rd Army from July of 1944 through the end of the war.

Details found here:
The 4th Armored Division's Campaign through Europe (Patton's Best)

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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
John McLintock
Scotland
Glasgow
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This was the first solitaire RPG wargame I ever played. RPGs blew my teenaged tankie wargaming mind, so it was a rare pleasure, when I played this game, to discover the same roleplaying immersion. A bit of a shocker too, as it cost me 2 crew when overconfidence led to a foolish mistake. I couldn't play on.
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Nicola S
Italy
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Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II - Steven Zaloga

Now, contrary to what the game tries to portray, this is NOT a first hand account of commanding a Sherman tank in WWII.
But it complements the game well, because:
- has TONS of pictures
- details the evolution of the tank and all its variants
- makes you understand why, despite its shortcomings (which you will experience plenty of in the game), it was the best tank for the war it had to fight
- gives you a glimpse of many an engagement it fought which provide the same sort of feeling you have when playing the game (FoW and all)
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Nikos Diavatis
Greece
Melissia
Attica
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Σε πολύ καλή κατάσταση με λίγη φθορά ραφιού, λείπει ένα counter που όμως δεν επιρρεάζει το παιχνίδι.
 
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Georges Turgeon
Canada
Ottawa
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$2.99 VV Almost missed this Avalon Hill game The side of the box is faded and the lid is dished and also faded (Maybe that's the color it is suppose to be), the bottom shows some separation between the top layer and the rest of the cardboard, bubbling like water damage. Despite the price I hesitated as the shelf wear clear said to me "I am old and leave me alone" but I could not! I didn't even bother looking at the contend in the store after all I could bring it back!. I didn't know anything about the game and was questioning the sense of bringing an old probably musty game home with hundreds of pieces loose to count and sort. "I could always bring it back" I told myself again. So I brought it home.

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It is 100% complete and unpunched the rules are clean and all the usual AH documents are there, it's just the box that looks crappy!!
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Board Game: Patton's Best [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2323]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $30

BIN: $38

Condition: Very Good


SOLD!
 
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United Kingdom
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
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Total votes received: 22
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