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Morten Lund
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Hi; I trying to decide which version of Wallenstein to go for;

I'm not good at German, but on the other hand I would prefer all the place names on the map to be the original German ones.

Does anyone have a picture of the english version of the board, or is it the same as the german, regarding the names of provinces and cities/towns?

How big is the language dependency, really?
Is there an english version of the rules online, somewhere?

thanks in advance,
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LeZerp wrote:
Does anyone have a picture of the english version of the board, or is it the same as the german, regarding the names of provinces and cities/towns?

How big is the language dependency, really?
Is there an english version of the rules online, somewhere?
Morten

Unless this has been re-printed recently, there is no English-language version of this game. A newer game called Shogun which is based on the Wallenstein rules/mechanisms was published by Queen in a multilingual edition, but it is set in Japan rather than central Europe.

However, this should not prevent you from buying a German copy of Wally. There is an excellent rules translation in the downloads area, as well as many other useful player-aids that will allow you to create replacement cards/pasteups, etc. though this is not really needed to play the game -- very minimal use is made of the event cards, so a translation sheet is usually sufficient.

It's a great game, so don't let the German deter you!
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okay, I expected there to be an English version, since several of the items for sale mention a German version

Thanks for the info :-)
 
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