Seth Ben-Ezra
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I'm helping a friend do some gift research for someone who is wanting to get into WWII miniatures wargaming. What we want is a game that fits the following requirements:

--World War II (duh)
--quick-playing (say, 2 hours)
--miniatures-based so that they can be painted up
--relatively simple
--preferably squad-level
--must include tanks

Honestly, if there were something like DBA, except for World War II, that might be the sort of thing that we're looking for.

So, any recommendations out there?

Seth Ben-Ezra
 
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I noticed that you said microarmor in the title, but not the requirements. Did you want it to be microarmor, which is 1/285(1/300) scale? If you are looking for something DBA size, it is usually 15mm. Are maybe you are really after a skirmish level game where each player has two or three, 2 to 10 man units, and maybe there is 1 to 4 vehicles in the game. Most do WWII skirmish level in 20mm or 28mm.

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Oops. Sorry for the confusion.

Let's say that I'd be interested in either a micro-armor game or a skirmish game. So, if anyone has any recommendations in either variety, I'd appreciate it.
 
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I'm painting some microarmor and infantry right now, while I'm collecting rules sets. Of the 4 or that I have currently, I'll probably play Schwere Kompanie first. Although I haven't played it, from reading the rules I get a distinct ASL Starter Kit feel, which is *exactly* what I was looking for. Not too easy, not too complicated, with all the basic concepts you'd expect in a tactical board game.

It's $20, and you can get it here:
http://www3.telus.net/Ritterkrieg/schwere.htm

The author also has some of THE best looking microarmor around...go to the home page to gaze in amazement lol:
http://www3.telus.net/Ritterkrieg/

GHQ has there own rule set...you can d/l the lite version for free, and the full version costs $30.

Panzer War is free...I d/led that, and it looks fairly playable.

I picked up Crossfire for $17...and plan to give it a try along with Schwere Panzer when I get enough stuff ready to game with. A lot of folks like this rule set, as it does away with rulers and set turn phases...you basically move a unit until it fails an action (gets pinned, fails an MC, etc), at which point the other guy becomes the active player. Rinse, lather, repeat...very simple concept, and a lot of people here seem to like it.
 
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Honestly crossfire is pretty poor, just my opinion though. I would look at playing flames of war with micro armour or blitzkrieg commander which is actually 6mm (although I haven't played this I just ordered the rules). Personally I would go for Phil barker's one (war games rules 1925-1950), but is long tedious, hard to decipher, and complicated. There is a review of it that is pretty good (although it is negative)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/21083
Love this rules set, but the modern one is much better.
Good luck
 
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