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4.0 out of 5 stars The basic army lists for Late War 1944-1945, 14 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Fortress Europe: The Intelligence Handbook for January - August 1944 (Paperback)
Flames of War
Having been a wargamer now for over 25 years the table top game Flames of War has taken me by surprise and outclasses all other games in the field. Of course it helps that I am also an armchair general with great interest in military history. The better you know the history the more fun the game is and the better you know the game the more sense military history becomes. For newcomers this book is not a complete game in itself, the game is played with minatures and you will need the core rulebook Flames of War - but if minature wargaming is your thing - then this is the best game I have played.

Fortress Europe V.2
This is a force list for Flames of War for the begining of Late War, but the system divides World War 2 into three periods, Early (soon to be published), Mid (Completely covered, including North Africa, Sicily, Stalingrad and Kursk) and Late - the new series of Campaign books.

Compared to the newer campaign books this book feels barren and is more like a book for players to use before the full set of lists is published. But still it is more, since it is here that you can find the average infantry and armour lists. The Campaign books look into more specific lists and units.

Quite playable to date this is the 2nd version of the book and a vast inprovement on the first version. It is the only book you would really but has less flavor than the better Campaign books.
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