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Just wondering if anyone here plays or has played the old Avalon Hill board game, The Russian Campaign?

Also I'm new here and I was wondering if many people post here that are into historical military board games?
Thanks.
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Greetings! There are a fair number of wargamers around here, as you'll find as you poke around more.

There's actually a whole page devoted to the AH version of The Russian Campaign (a favorite of mine), where there's a lot of discussion. A lot of the attention has moved on to the new edition of it that came out a few years ago, The Russian Campaign (fourth and fifth editions).

Your best bet is to track down the games you like, and join in the conversation.

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Visit the Wargaming forum. You'll get not only a higher number of responses, but also generally more informed ones about this wargame.
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Welcome to the geek! The Russian Campaign (4th edition) is one of my favorite East Front treatments.
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Thanks for the reponses guys. I hope to spend more and more time here as the months go on. I'm kinda new to the board game hobby although my Father has played The Russian Campaign for a long as I can remember and I'm now thirty-four. It's a great game and I'm looking forward to getting the new edition of the game with the whole North African Campaign thing added for fun. The game he has now all the game pieces are all faded away basically from over-use and from sunlight. Is there any way to apply something to new game pieces when we get them to keep them from fading, some kind of coating, tape or something? What do you guys find works best?
Thanks again guys.
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You might also want to have a look at Russia Besieged, which is a sort of advanced version of Russian campaign, made by the same company as the 4th edition version of RC.
 
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You should check into this 'item' closely then: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/164497

It is an add-on for the BASIC "Game", while you could also COPY, SAVE, and PRINT out an entirely NEW 'set' of the counters if you required those, from the images with them.
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jonnylawless wrote:
Marlowe_PI wrote:
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GROGnads wrote:
You should check into this 'item' closely then: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/164497

It is an add-on for the BASIC "Game", while you could also COPY, SAVE, and PRINT out an entirely NEW 'set' of the counters if you required those, from the images with them.
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Your post is too easy to read! Are you slipping?
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He's out of colored ink.
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Marlowe_PI wrote:
He's out of colored ink.


No, he's doing high-g manoeuvres and the blood has drained from his head.
 
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Marlowe_PI wrote:
jonnylawless wrote:
Marlowe_PI wrote:
Cambot!


Gypsy!


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Crooooooow!
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You might want to check out Russian Front! It is better than TRC but has more complexity! It might be too much for you to handle, maybe!
 
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GROGnads wrote:
You should check into this 'item' closely then: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/164497

It is an add-on for the BASIC "Game", while you could also COPY, SAVE, and PRINT out an entirely NEW 'set' of the counters if you required those, from the images with them.
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Your post is too easy to read! Are you slipping?



The other kids took the rest of his crayons...
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I remember the game. I played it a few times. Some consider it a classic in the Avalon Hill line. I always liked the simplicity of Stalingrad better. The idea of sectors being limited in the initial stages of attack was always a nice feature and certainly the rail markers are useful. But the game took a bit to set up and Stalingrad was easier.
 
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Gypsy!

Do not try shrink me, Gypsy. I serious.
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My counters are still new and the game is over 25 years old, but I don't play it outdoors.
 
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GROGnads wrote:
;) You should check into this 'item' closely then: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/164497

It is an add-on for the BASIC "Game", while you could also COPY, SAVE, and PRINT out an entirely NEW 'set' of the counters if you required those, from the images with them.
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Thanks. What is the difference between these counters from one of the present editions from the edition that my father has which is definitely a very early edition from the early 80's^
I notice the OB charts from that link is different from my Father's version. I'm very new to this so any info. you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. Also what is the best way to attach "new" printed counters to the old heavy stock ones that came with the game^
Thanks again for any help you can give on this.
 
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GROGnads wrote:
You should check into this 'item' closely then: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/164497

It is an add-on for the BASIC "Game", while you could also COPY, SAVE, and PRINT out an entirely NEW 'set' of the counters if you required those, from the images with them.
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carpetbeggar wrote:
Thanks. What is the difference between these counters from one of the present editions from the edition that my father has which is definitely a very early edition from the early 80's^
I notice the OB charts from that link is different from my Father's version. I'm very new to this so any info. you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. Also what is the best way to attach "new" printed counters to the old heavy stock ones that came with the game^
Thanks again for any help you can give on this.
Oh, and that ADDS some additional 'Forces' into the "mix" now. With these, then you can TRY out something NEW & "improved" using these 'concepts' and WHY not? And yeah, I'm SAVING the "colors" for like such as this "stuff":

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/334654


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Thanks. What is the difference between these counters from one of the present editions from the edition that my father has which is definitely a very early edition from the early 80's^
I notice the OB charts from that link is different from my Father's version. I'm very new to this so any info. you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. Also what is the best way to attach "new" printed counters to the old heavy stock ones that came with the game^
Thanks again for any help you can give on this.


Those charts and counters are modifications for the original The Russian Campaign (TRC). You don't attach these to the old ones... they are additional counters which you can print out and make yourself. The charts are altered to accommodate the new units. The problem with stuff like this is that it alters the play of the game. Balance may suffer if not tested to a sufficient degree. Use at your own risk...

EDIT: Grognads posted at the same time... so I added what I was responding to.
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Thanks again guys.
What do you guys find is the best way as far as materials to use, etc; for making your own counters?
Thanks.
 
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