GDW's "First Battle" Series
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The First Battle Series games share common elements in rules and presentation. Quick play rules sought to get players into the game right out of the box using just the basics of the game system, while more advanced rules and concepts were introduced using a "programmed learning" style rulebook. This structure was intended to make the games accessible to novice gamers while incorporating a level of detail that would appeal to experienced wargamers.

The games also share other similarities. They are all tactical in focus, with unit scales varying from individual men to platoons depending on the game. In addition, the games are all set in the time period from World War II through modern times.

Renowned wargame designer Frank Chadwick was the designer or co-designer on all but one of the First Battle Series games (Last Battle.)
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