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Chris Severs
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Im planning on buying either Russian Campaign (4th Ed) or Russia Besieged. Cant find much info on either game, though. Which is better? How many scenarios are available in each? Whats the play time? Complexity? Graphics? Please help inform me!

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Joe Grundy
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As a 1st step, via Utilities on the sidebar you can look up users who have rated both games. There are only three...

username, Russian Campaign, Russia Besieged
Bogatir, 6, 9
bentlarsen, 5, 10
Peloton, 8.5, 10

I guess they would all advise going for Russia Besieged. But that's all personal opinion of course. Hopefully there'll be useful qualitative info added in this thread. Maybe some more people will go back and rate the games as well.

Cheers.
 
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I've played only Russian Campaign (1977 version), so can't comment on 4th edition or compare it with Russia Besieged; however, I can give you an unequivocal recommendation for Russian Campaign 1977 edition.

This game is one of my favorites. Its two impulse movement system accurately simulates armored breakthrough and exploitation. Play time is about 4-6 hours. Complexity is moderate. Graphics quality is very satisfactory.

Units are Corps or Army sized, turns are three months. Weather is a significant factor. Control of rail networks is important to strategic movement and supply. German airpower gives their attack initial impetus. Russian partisans can interfere with rail movement and supply. In the end, Russian replacements and production will tell unless the Germans can destroy a significant number of industrial cities.

Overall, I'd say that you couldn;t go wrong to buy Russian Campaign 1977 edition if you like longer hex-and-counter wargames and are interested in the WWII East Front at a strategic level.

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Im planning on buying either Russian Campaign (4th Ed) or Russia Besieged. Cant find much info on either game, though. Which is better? How many scenarios are available in each? Whats the play time? Complexity? Graphics? Please help inform me!

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Russian Campaign (Avalon Hill edition) would be my recommendation. A good used copy can be found on ebay for a reasonable amount. You will find many hours of enjoyment for a modest investment. It has aged well and stood the test of time.
 
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Sounds like thats the one for me, but does it have more than one scenario? Or do you start in '41 every time?
 
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jgrundy wrote:
As a 1st step, via Utilities on the sidebar you can look up users who have rated both games. There are only three...

username, Russian Campaign, Russia Besieged
Bogatir, 6, 9
bentlarsen, 5, 10
Peloton, 8.5, 10

I guess they would all advise going for Russia Besieged. But that's all personal opinion of course. Hopefully there'll be useful qualitative info added in this thread. Maybe some more people will go back and rate the games as well.

Cheers.


Wow!! This is such a great way to research for Geekbuddies! Just punch in a few game IDs and look for folks with all 9's and 10's.

Thanks for mentioning this ... now I know a little bit more about this great website.

 
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