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Sewon Kwon
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WHAT is the entry level standard combat series game??
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The all are simple games so none of them would be a bad choice if you are new to war gaming. If you wanted to avoid the more complex games I would avoid any of the larger games like Stalingrad Pocket II.
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Bastogne is the one you need.

All the games in the series have a series rules and game rules that explain some particularities and exceptions in the battle.

In Bastogne the game rules actually make the SCS series rules simpler.
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I would recommend either Karelia 44 or Bastogne as a good fun entry level game for this series.

If you decide you like the series then I strongly recommend It Never Snows,as have had a blast playing this one,both solo and with a large group of players. Days of Days isnt a bad monster SCS game either.
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Not only is Autumn For Barbarossa the least expensive option, it is also one of the best smaller-sized scenarios available. As it is a magazine game, you'll have to print the series rules from the link below, but having recently played it (see here), I can tell you that it makes a great intro to the system.

Good luck!

http://www.gamersarchive.net/theGamers/archive/scs.htm
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Sir Cricket wrote:
Not only is Autumn For Barbarossa the least expensive option, it is also one of the best smaller-sized scenarios available. As it is a magazine game, you'll have to print the series rules from the link below, but having recently played it (see here), I can tell you that it makes a great intro to the system.

Good luck!

http://www.gamersarchive.net/theGamers/archive/scs.htm


GOOD SUGGESTION!
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Sir Cricket wrote:
Not only is Autumn For Barbarossa the least expensive option, it is also one of the best smaller-sized scenarios available. As it is a magazine game, you'll have to print the series rules from the link below, but having recently played it (see here), I can tell you that it makes a great intro to the system.

Good luck!

http://www.gamersarchive.net/theGamers/archive/scs.htm


Thanks!
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I agree with the recommendation for Autumn For Barbarossa. It's clean, without significant special rules, and it's exciting, and it fits on a single mapsheet, and you can easily play it in a single sitting.
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I would recommend Autumn for Barbarossa too, but I am a bit biased...
But low cost and small size make it a good way to start
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hkishel wrote:
I would recommend Autumn for Barbarossa too, but I am a bit biased...
But low cost and small size make it a good way to start


This game would be your best bet for entry level SCS, as many others have said. Plus you get the magazine with it!
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You can't go wrong with Yom Kippur. It has barely 100 pieces per side, and they are not all in play at the same time. Special rules add flavor but are not hard to implement. It is also available cheaply on the secondary market; usually about $20 for a nice copy.
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Bastogne: Screaming Eagles under Siege would be a good entry level game into the system if you can find it without paying to much. This a very good system, unfortunately some of the more interesting titles are OOP(Afrika (second edition) , Fallschirmjaeger) just to mention a couple and probably never going to see print again from MMP.
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I think that a reprint or second edition of Fallschirmjaeger was announced. But well with MMP speed for that it could mean a few more years.

Anyway in my point of view SCS are wargames that could appeal to a wider audience, they are not over complicated and they give you a lot of play options.

Yom Kippur or Bastogne that are a great point of entry in the series should be this kind of games that never should go out of print.
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