Monday, March 17, 2014

East Front board Wargame played after 20 or so years !!



Played recently acquired East Front by Columbia Games (original version) with Dad tonight.
Last played this some 20 or more years ago with Stephen ! 
Have been on look out for a copy for some time and managed to pick up a copy last month in great condition and decent price from BGG. 
Just as great a game as I remembered it to be. 
Such an elegant design and fun to play with the block system.
We tried the Barbarossa scenario with historical set up. 
We committed one or two rule errors early on (forgot how Supreme HQs operate for strategic moves and forgot initially about hex side entry limits) but nothing we could not recover from. 
Rules are not too dense and easy to pick up just need a bit of practice. 
Dads blitz moves got stymied by consistently poor combat rolls and he got drawn into battering at Minsk and Riga rather than trying to breakthrough past them. 
This allowed me to hold a solid line and eck out a Decisive win. 
I do not think he will get mired as much next time. 
A superb game and one of those with which time seems to fly by.










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