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Lord Stanley arrives at Piggy Longton 1472

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"...Piggy Longton is under the certain threat of Yorkist attack." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, sets the stage for our next Piggy Longton encounter. Why must Lord Darcy cautiously accept help from one who is "...gaining a reputation of duplicity based upon political expedience."?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/29/2024

Piggy Longton - Bishop of Dungborough’s perilous journey.

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"Nervousness flickered through the group as the cavalrymen started to move amongst them, eyeing them suspiciously." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, resumes Piggy Longton action with Stephen the Fearless and his travelling party entrusted to get a crucial warning to the King. "Suddenly there was a swirling melee with swords slashing to the right and left."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2024

December WWII gaming

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"Well, what do I know. It turns out it was great fun. Trust Richard Borg!" Prufrock recaps replays he enjoyed during the Christmas season with Memoir'44 and Undaunted Normandy. See which game gained the comment: "…the tweaks oozed class and induced that nodding satisfaction…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/17/2024

Piggy Longton 1472 - picking up the story.

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"...we will be picking up on the trials and tribulations of our small hamlet..."! Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tips us off that more Piggy Longton is on the way, with some teasers: "Could the Bishop of Dungborough (Stephen the Fearless) get to London to warn the King that Edward was at large and had foreign mercenaries with him?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2024

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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

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Game: Afrika Korps


Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Charles S. Roberts
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Date: 12/6/2023
Poster: Robert Holifield
AFRIKA KORPS How To Play / Learn This Classic AVALON HILL Board game

Goes over how to play the classic Avalon Hill board game, Afrika Korps. Hopefully this will help to introduce people to this fascinating game
Date: 11/7/2021
Poster: Pat L.

Mobile supply counters and automatic victory in combat were novel concepts in 1964 and defining rules for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps. Joseph C. Beard III dives deep within the rules to show how he achieved a quick PBEM victory and how these rules make Afrika Korps a great game to play today.
Date: 10/31/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Tabletop Simulator Module for Afrika Korps

Steam has added a module for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps for their Tabletop Simulator. The Tabletop Simulator allows you to make your own online board games or play the thousands of community created modules with players in the Steam community.
Date: 10/31/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Afrika Korps

Long time wargamer Allen R. Butler in his war game blog, “Counterus Hex“, shares fond memories of his all-time favorite Avalon Hill game. We thank Archive.org for preserving this website.
Date: 10/24/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Updated Afrika Korps

Attention Afrika Korps grognards! The wargame grogs blog provides wargame design revisions, reviews, and analysis for various war games including Afrika Korps. This variant includes a new CRT, new terrain effects, several new features, and a new sequence of play.
Date: 10/24/2021
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Afrika Korps

Here are several module versions at the VASSAL web site for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps. VASSAL is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. A growing list of game Modules is available at the web site and at web sites for some game publishers. Players can play solitaire off-line, play live on the Internet or play by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
Date: 10/16/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Afrika Korps (Game information)

The Wargame Academy maintains a comprehensive directory of information for older war games. This is their entry for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps.
Date: 10/10/2021
Poster: Pat L.
War and Pieces with Rob Oren - October 17, 2018 (video)

If the war gaming hobby is to survive it will need a new generation of players. Rob Oren recommends finding older, easier war games, like Afrika Korps and Panzer Leader, and using them to introduce new players to the hobby.
Date: 10/10/2021
Poster: Pat L.
My TOP 10 FAVORITE Avalon Hill Games / BEST games of all time / What is YOUR list? (video)

YouTube poster Legendary Tactics loves gaming and posted his Top 10 List from Avalon hill. Afrika Korps comes in at #8.
Date: 10/3/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Avalon Hill Afrika Korps First Look (video)

David Lent in his Centurion’s Review web page presents this video unboxing of Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps from 1964.
Date: 10/3/2021
Poster: Pat L.
AFRIKA KORPS; Wargame Academy Amplified Third Edition Rulebook (PDF)

The Wargame Academy issued this beautifully illustrated, enhanced version of the third edition rules for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps. The enhancements include new or enhanced illustrations, plus colored text for important exceptions or rule’s emphasis. Also included are design credits, VASSAL module information, a lengthy article index, and a tournament archive.
Date: 9/26/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?

Board & Card Games Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games. This example describes a knotty situation while playing Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps that led to a major defeat and a strategy discussion among several grognards.
Date: 9/26/2021
Poster: Pat L.
THE 'AFRIKA KORPS' NOTEBOOK: TOBRUCH: Perception, Reality, and Luck: the Low-Odds Ploy against Tobruch

Map and Counters, a long-time war gamer’s blog from Joseph C. Beard III, addresses a common complaint concerning Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps. Many in the war gaming hobby have complained that Afrika Korps allows the Axis player to win by luck via a low odds attack on Tobruch. War games that are solely based on chance are highly undesirable. Beard disputes the complaint and gives some sage advice by describing his method of game evaluation: …”I ceased to venture a critical judgment on a title until I had first gained a clear understanding of the game system and then had logged many hours with that title, both in solitaire and in face-to-face play.”
Date: 9/25/2021
Poster: Pat L.
State of the Art of War (Games)

From a most unusual web site, Gideon Marcus posts a review from 1964(?!) that discusses several of the Avalon Hill games from the 1950’s and 60’s. Games reviewed include Tactics II, D-Day, and Afrika Korps. Pretend it’s 1964 and wargaming is the newest thing on the block.
Date: 9/4/2011
Poster: Pat L.
Afrika (Multi-Man) Wargame Review (5 videos)

Enrico Viglino aka Calandale, presents this commentary/review in 5 videos. Each video includes Viglino’s insightful comments, strategy, and game play through each year of the campaign. Click these links for: Intro/1940; July 1941; December 1941; September 1942; and December 1942, Wrap, and Review. Africa Campaign enthusiasts will want to compare this game to Afrika Korps from Avalon Hill and Desert Fox from SPI.
Date: 1/14/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Grognard's Look at His First Wargame

Old Grognard Steve Mizuno reminisces about his first war game experiences with Afrika Korps. After a description of the game and its mechanics, Mizuno provides an interesting discussion of tactics and the need for experience in order to achieve game mastery. Recognizing the games limitations, Mizuno calls the game “something truly to enjoy”. There follows several interesting comments and a discussion of luck as a factor to win the game.
Date: 11/20/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Afrika Korps (war game information)

From the web Grognard’s archived pages comes this table of information for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps.
Date: 11/20/2006
Poster: Mark D.
Afrika Korps Article List

Here is a list magazine articles that discuss Afrika Korps from Avalon Hill.
Date: 4/4/2006
Poster: Mark D.
Talk about Afrika Korps

Ron Pfeiffer posted both a positive review and a highly interesting recap of the early reaction and history of Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps on Boardgamegeek. Pfeiffer talks at length about the amount of time and effort spent by wargamers to find new strategies and tactics through openings and gambits and the use of space, force and time to succeed. Pfeiffer concludes “wargaming in its infancy was a pretty dynamic thing”. The post is followed by several interesting comments from readers leading to a nice discussion of the game among gamers.
Date: 11/20/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Afrika Korps PBEM page

Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps game included play by mail rules. About 30 years later. Tim Keennon brought those rules into the internet age by developing a set of play by email rules. The die roller cited no longer works so you will need to rework that rule. Our thanks go to Archive.org for preserving this web page.
Date: 12/30/2004
Poster: Mark D.
User Review

Some forty years after Avalon Hill published Afrika Korps, Michael Von Ahnen posted this negative review on the Boardgamegeek web site. The review reflects how far wargaming has come since 1964. Von Ahnen finds the game to be “lacking the excitement of many other wargames”, and although “historic, it does not make a very fun game” and concludes that the game is “fundamentaly (sic) flawed”.
Date: 11/20/2003
Poster: Mark D.
3rd ed rules (PDF file)

Here are the 3rd Edition rules for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps published in 1980 posted by Jeffrey D. Myers on Boardgamegeek.