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Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024


Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024


Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024


Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024


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

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

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Game: Blocks in the East



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Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Emanuele Santandrea
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Description:


BLOCKS IN THE EAST is a game of World War II conflict simulation at the strategic level. It recalls the most decisive battles fought on the Eastern Front from the beginning of the invasion in summer 1941 until the dramatic end in Berlin in spring 1945. Although based on historical events and battles, the players in command of the two factions can modify the evolution of World War II. The game is recommended for two or four players: one/two control the Soviet Red Army and the other one/two control Germany and the other Axis powers. In a threesome, one player controls one faction while the other two players control the other faction. The game is furthermore suitable for solitary play: the single player just controls both sides. In this case, a play with Fog of War is suggested. Developed with a system of wooden blocks and cubes and played out over an astonishing 125x87 cm (49"x34") full laminated multicolor mapboard, the only paper component in the box is the rules manual. In total, more than 600 wooden/plastic components have been created by the best Italian artisinal industry and painted "A buratto", a technique usually adopted for painting car parts and accessories. Players can compete in the full 1941 Codeword Dortmund Campaign, in one of four six-turn scenarios ("Operation Barbarossa 1941", "Case Blue - The Drive to Baku 1942", "Operation Citadel - The Battle of Kursk 1943" and "Bagration Offensive in Summer 1944"), or one of the shorter, easy-to-learn scenarios ("Road to Rostov", which lasts six turns, or any of these scenarios: "Road to Leningrad", "Road to Moscow" or "Short Barbarossa"). Each scenario has different victory conditions and length, with a playing time from 1 to 49 turns. BLOCKS IN THE EAST can be played standalone or combined with Blocks in the West and Blocks in Afrika.


Articles


Article ID
Pub Date
Article Description
992
Date: 11/18/2023
Poster: Pat L.
Blocks in Afrika by VentoNuovo Games

Robert Peterson from “A Wargamers Needful Things” gives a nicely illustrated overview including components, turn sequence, and scenario list. He notes the game’s complexity and looks forward to playing a combined campaign adding Blocks in the East and Blocks in the West to Blocks in Afrika.
991
Date: 9/2/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Ed William pens a nice review for Armchair General.
985
Date: 2/16/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Example Turn (PDF file)

Publisher provided Example Turn (PDF).
986
Date: 2/16/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Game Map (JPG)

Publisher provided Map graphic (JPG format).
990
Date: 1/1/1900
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review by Alex Berry

Video Review by Alex Berry at 'The Wargamer'.
984
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official website

987
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

988
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Homefront Wargame Center: Review