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I found this link that I thought would be interesting for anyone unfamiliar with all the unit types in the game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APP-6A#Common_Combinations

The unit types on the left, explanation, and examples of a type of unit are on the right
[geekurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APP-6A#Common_Combinations]WIKI Common Nato Symbols[/geekurl]
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I suppose this is where it would have been helpful to have played some of those old Avalon Hill wargames. Which I traded all away because the chits were too small for my eyes!surprise Oh... I never played any of them either.

Thanks for the link!!

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:) I know the feeling. I think this is the year I am upgrading to bifocals just to support my game habit. You ever get those manuals that say "Our instructions are only 2 pages" and its in a microscopic print! I hate that!
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Luckily for me, I only use the reading glasses... "for now". One reason I like A House Divided as it has nice big print on the tokens.
I don't really have any problem reading the Columbia Games Blocks, but my wife does with some of them...

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I grew up on SPI and AH games, so they are the norm for me. [Put on Get Off My Lawn Hat] these new counters with pictures of tanks on them seem like little kiddy stuff to me [Remove Get Off My Lawn Hat]
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HAHA... funny! I have to be honest... I still wish I knew how to play the "old" AH and SPI games, but at this point in time, I probably won't bother now.

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JimM wrote:
HAHA... funny! I have to be honest... I still wish I knew how to play the "old" AH and SPI games, but at this point in time, I probably won't bother now.


You're missiing out on a great gaming experience. Still, I'll admit that as much as I love them, I don't play them often anymore myself.
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JimM wrote:
HAHA... funny!:D I have to be honest... I still wish I knew how to play the "old" AH and SPI games, but at this point in time, I probably won't bother now.

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Try 1776.. its a good easy wargamer. If you know how to use vassal I have a lot of games I am writing tutorials on to show people how some games play/work
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Karlsen wrote:
I grew up on SPI and AH games, so they are the norm for me. [Put on Get Off My Lawn Hat] these new counters with pictures of tanks on them seem like little kiddy stuff to me [Remove Get Off My Lawn Hat]


I grew up on them too, but Tobruk: Tank Battles in North Africa 1942 (AH) came out in 1975 with Nato symbols for infantry & pictures for armour. Admittedly its a different scale to the norm, but I've found 35 years enough to get used to the idea.
In fact by the time Bitter Woods (AH) came out 12 years ago I was pretty comfortable with using whatever you like at any scale.

(The former being one of my first two wargames. The latter still a favourite of the old style.)
 
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Sphere wrote:

You're missing out on a great gaming experience. Still, I'll admit that as much as I love them, I don't play them often anymore myself.


Well, I did buy Panzerblitz HOD last year when it came out, because it had the nicer looking unit markers and also looked like it would play like the old AH games. However, the rules confused me so much, I traded it away after owning it for a few weeks.


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JimM wrote:
HAHA... funny! I have to be honest... I still wish I knew how to play the "old" AH and SPI games, but at this point in time, I probably won't bother now.

Jim


Try 1776.. its a good easy wargamer. If you know how to use vassal I have a lot of games I am writing tutorials on to show people how some games play/work


I do own 1776! But, just the other day I reluctantly put it in my trade list as I have had it for a few years, and never played the "actual" boardgame. I played a couple easy scenario Vassal games, but the guy I was learning/playing with fizzled out. I would like to see your tutorial for 1776! The main reason I didn't put my 1776 game up for sale is because deep down I STILL want to play it! I would LOVE to see your tutorial when finished.

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