My quest for the next EastFront wargame
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I have been playing Columbia's EastFront a lot, and I'm now looking for another wargame focused solely on the campaign in the East in WW2 (Strategic or operational). I want to avoid anything that lasts more than, say, 30 to 35 hours for the entire campaign, an let's forget about the 2000 + counters monsters. So no "Fire in the East", "Guderian's Blitzkrieg II", etc.

I never play solitaire, except to learn a game and maybe practice a bit, so solitaire suitability is not important to me.

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1. Board Game: Russia Besieged [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:4360]
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A very recent game, so I could find only a few comments on it, except on the French forums (where they wholeheartedly recommanded it). What do you think ? Right now, if I had to choose, I'd pick this one...

Could it be a little too long ?
 
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2. Board Game: The Russian Campaign (fourth and fifth editions) [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:2779]
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Obviously, I can't complain about the lack of info on this one... It's tried, tested and true, but right now, although I'm still hesitant, I have a penchant for Russia Besieged instead of this one.
 
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3. Board Game: War For the Motherland [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:10099]
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Another possibility...
 
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4. Board Game: War Without Mercy [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:4687]
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War Without Mercy has been said to be a better game when linked to the other titles in the series. Very, very few info on this one. Would it be an interesting choice as a stand-alone ?
 
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5. Board Game: Barbarossa: Army Group North, 1941 [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:3498]
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I put Army Group North, but I'm really thinking of the new edition of Typhoon! which should be combined with the new version of Army Group Center in one big game. Obviously, in this case, it's not the entire campaign in the east...
 
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6. Board Game: Russian Front [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:2087]
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Well, another possibility, but may be though to find.
 
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7. Board Game: The Great Patriotic War [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:11368]
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Same here.
 
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8. Board Game: Proud Monster: The Barbarossa Campaign [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4410]
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I guess the same comment applies again here...
 
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9. Board Game: Defiant Russia [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6567]
 
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A small one ! Why not, if it's not too shallow. And for the price... Companion game "Red Vengeance" should be out soon. But I guess that I may be looking for something a little more complex and detailed than Columbia's (excellent) EastFront that I have been playing. In that case, this probably does not qualify !
 
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