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I think I'm going to pull out Ambush next week. Start a chronological campaign for all the modules. I loved that game 20(?) years ago.
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I have alot of old Avalon Hill games,plus many others of the same type. Getting people to actually play is the hardest part about them.
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I think I'm going to pull out Ambush next week. Start a chronological campaign for all the modules. I loved that game 20(?) years ago.
I just pulled my copy out yesterday. Ambush is the only one of that series that I still have though.
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I want to know what old Avalon Hill games people are still playing.

I still enjoy playing "Blitzkrieg" with a good opponent.

Even after a few beers, it can be very entertaining.
If you remove the word "Even" from the previous sentence, it can apply to anything.

But seriously folks (well, sorta seriously), I picked up PanzerBlitz for $10 about a year ago because I HAD to have it in my collection. Played a little solitaire and there it sits on the shelf....next to my copy of "Battle of the Bulge" which was the second wargame I ever played, <sniff>. Um, depending on whether or not you classify "Risk" as a wargame.

Played "Storm Over Arnhem" recently and had a laugh riot, and have played "Up Front" a few times over the last couple of years.

Did I mention that Up Front may be the best wargame design on the planet?

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I still play B17, and own Storm over Arnhem, France 1940, Air Aassault on Crete, Richtofens War, Luftwaffe, Jutland, Guadalcanal and Arab Israeli Wars
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If you remove the word "Even" from the previous sentence, it can apply to anything.

But seriously folks (well, sorta seriously), I picked up PanzerBlitz for $10 about a year ago because I HAD to have it in my collection. Played a little solitaire and there it sits on the shelf....next to my copy of "Battle of the Bulge" which was the second wargame I ever played, <sniff>. Um, depending on whether or not you classify "Risk" as a wargame.

Played "Storm Over Arnhem" recently and had a laugh riot, and have played "Up Front" a few times over the last couple of years.

Did I mention that Up Front may be the best wargame design on the planet?

Tim
Me and some buddies still play Panzerblitz by mail/e-mail if you are

interested . Takes much time but still fun when games are umpired.
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Ah, AH. I got into wargaming with their 1961 or '63 game Civil War, which I found at a Western Auto store one Christmas. Later bought their Gettysburg, along with a lot of Milton Bradley titles in my game-spent youth. I even remember the original promo letter for PanzerBlitz. It contained instructions on how to fold the envelope to send in your order, instructions that ended with, "If you still haven't figured out how to fold the envelope, don't worry about it. You probably couldn't play PanzerBlitz anyway." Anybody remember the first run of Squad Leader that was printed in the wrong color? It was purple, as I recall.
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Thumbs up Nice relpy Blitzpuppy

Glad to see you here, the more I find out about what I've been missing in the past, the more interesting it gets for me.

Cheers, you might even consider joining us in the next ASL game for some interesting times as well, if your so inclined.

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In my loft I have :-

3rd Reich (my mates and I used to play that a lot even up to our mid 20's....which was a wee while ago)
Air Force and also the expansion Dauntless

I also have a share in Advanced 3rd Reich and Rising Sun - although never played the Rising Sun bit....

Victory in the Pacific

Have also played :-

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Still have quite a few old AH games, but since there are few other gamers around here I mostly concentrate on the solitare stuff - B17 and Patton's Best. Both great games.
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I got a copy of Up Front about three years ago...just reading the rules now
Wooden Ships Iron men, Ricthoftens War, AF, Dauntless, PB/PL.....but ASL is described as a harsh mistress and absorbs 90% of my board gaming.
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For AH games, my favorites are Panzerblitz, Jutland, and Blitzkrieg.

Panzerblitz may not be the most realistic tactical game, but I like the scale, and it plays like a military chess. I have a bunch of new boards from Imaginative Strategist, and the Wargamers Guide, and The Boardgamer Special Issue for dozens of scenarios. My favorite scenarios are the Prochorovka scenarios from The Boardgamer.

I have a regular gaming club (www.jerseygamers.com) , but not many like the old AH games. The club seems to go with the newest fashions.

I also like a lot of GDW games. I have a bunch of Europa titles, as well as all of Third World War, and the Assault series.
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Squad Leader, Third Riech, and B17 though I do most of B17 with the emulator now instead of the board game. I began running out of record sheets.
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My first ever ever ever wargame, was bought by a shipmate, when HMS Lowestoft was visiting Bermadu! He bought a battered boxed copy of 1914, for $2 in the P.X.
This led to purchases of Panzerblitz and Blitzkrieg. Played 'em to death! Also played Midway... Caesar at Alesia... but to my regret, I loaned someone my copy of Jutland, and never got it back!
I played (but never owned a copy of) Wooden Ships and Iron Men (but like a lot, hated the tediousness of record keeping...)

I was a recipient, for many years, of S.P.I. magazines, with their enclosed games, and have a total of in excess of 100 board and map games, somewhere up in my loft!
Can't bear to part with them! LOL

Although I'd agree with some of you that some games are for the younger player, and some are darned big, and hugely complex....that's part of the fun ain't it? there's something for everyone! young? old? those with time on their hands...and those who can spare but an hour or so....
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