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Obsolete Man
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I'm hoping to take suggestions for a good Ostfront wargame. The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

1) In print
2) Reasonable rules (no obvious cheesy exploits, etc.)
3) Solitaire potential
4) Units represent individual divisions (best) or corps (OK)
5) Be earlier rather than later... Barbarossa preferred

I know people like to talk up their favorite games... thanks in advance.
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Let me be the first to jump in to promote Red Star Rising: The War in Russia, 1941-1944. I have a blast with this game - playing by myself, and there are scenarios from Barbarossa through Uranus and the "turning of the tide." I really do love this game, and you can find it for a decent price with a little searching (I honestly can't remember which e-tailer I bought it from). So far, I have not found any exploits which would "break" the game. It's a great take on the Ostfront war; be warned, though, the map is pretty big (I use a 34" by 68" table and have extra space, but not a lot).
Good luck!cool

EDIT: I forgot - I posted a review of the game a while ago. You can find it here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/430027/new
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Check out the upcoming reprint of Proud Monster: The Barbarossa Campaign from Compass games here.
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Barbarossa: Kiev to Rostov, 1941
 
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gb1469 wrote:


Greg, while I would agree with you about the game and the whole series I think this is a bit to big a bite for the original poster.

So I would also suggest you (Aaron) either go with Red Star Rising or the upcoming Proud Monster (easier then RSR).

It is very tempting devil directing him to OCS (which IMHO is on par with EFS) but looking at the games in his collection I would fix him on these games later
 
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Let me be the first to jump in to promote Red Star Rising: The War in Russia, 1941-1944. I have a blast with this game - playing by myself, and there are scenarios from Barbarossa through Uranus and the "turning of the tide." I really do love this game, and you can find it for a decent price with a little searching (I honestly can't remember which e-tailer I bought it from). So far, I have not found any exploits which would "break" the game. It's a great take on the Ostfront war; be warned, though, the map is pretty big (I use a 34" by 68" table and have extra space, but not a lot).
Good luck!cool

EDIT: I forgot - I posted a review of the game a while ago. You can find it here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/430027/new


On the shelf, waiting to be played.

Then so is Russian Front and Fire in the East, niether of which entirely fits the SWM asking in the OP.

Another good one that does fit the OPs request is War Without Mercy.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Both RSR and Proud Monster look really good. I'd probably lean slightly toward PM:D except for the price (!), so as it is I'd be more inclined to RSR (though the issue of price was outside of the scope of my original request).
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