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Jim Jennings
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I am fairly new to wargaming. I'd like to know which is an easier game to learn/teach....this or Paths of Glory. I can handle games like Washington's War and would like to move on to something a little more complex but not too complex.
 
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Both PoG and BtB are Racier games, which means heavy scripting of events, unlike WaWa. I'd suggest Hannibal, because it is excellent and doesn't have the scripting. For The People is good as well, but even more complex IMO than PoG or BtB. I'd say BtB has less exceptions than PoG, although it doesn't have much strategic flexibility. The west is a sideshow to Russia.
 
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A little more complex than Washington's War which also plays similarly: Wilderness War

But i don't now if you are interested in the subject matter.

 
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Thanks for the replies guys....I was thinking of getting the Wilderness War as well and will probably pick that up now as a next step. I appreciate your opinions guys.
 
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If you want WW2, check out No Retreat.
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jpj5010 wrote:
I am fairly new to wargaming. I'd like to know which is an easier game to learn/teach....this or Paths of Glory. I can handle games like Washington's War and would like to move on to something a little more complex but not too complex.


This one is pretty easy to learn as the Axis (although as you progress you will play them better obviously)

The Allies require a real dance of cards to achieve their full potential, all the while trying to stave off an automatic defeat. This game is very assymetrical (not a bad thing)
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Windopaene wrote:
The west is a sideshow to Russia.


Which is historically correct, I'd say.

IMO, BtB is a lot easier to learn than PoG. But then again, I already knew how to play PoG when I first tried BtB, so I may be a bit biased.
 
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It's easier than PoG. But it still takes a long time to set up and a long time to play.
 
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i'd say PoG is easier (no mechanised units, no invasions).
long time to set up?
you ever played 'fire in the east'?
 
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