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Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 5:14:26 PM   
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Well it's yippee I got a coupon time here. 50% off means I can't rationalize not indulging myself.

Next purchase is one of these 2.

Leaning towards Fortress, but I like Vic's designs.
I have no shortage of Eastern Front, not much in the way of WEGO.

Anyway, over your opinions guys.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 5:32:25 PM   
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I have both and I would choose Decisive Campaigns any day of the week. It is not WEGO though. There is a North Africa hex game that is WEGO but I haven't played it.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 6:17:04 PM   
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both are good games, but my choice would be Piercing fortress europa ; nice style that covers ground fighting, air power and supply perfectly ;

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 6:31:34 PM   
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Decisive Campaigns for me great game with the added extras of making decisions on the bigger scale that isnt in any other game. @rocketman71 you must be on about Desert War 1940-43

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 7:31:55 PM   
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Decisive Campaign Barbarossa is a great game, it’s more like a story than a game. It’s best suited (in my opinion) as a solo game as either side. Don’t know anything about the other game.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 8:50:22 PM   
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I would go with DCB versus Fortress Europa. But you definitely want to give Desert War a look if that is an interesting theater for you. Old school counters and a powerful editor that the other games DO NOT have, to their detriment.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/12/2020 11:16:21 PM   
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Fortress Europa. A path not often taken in wargaming.

Whatever you choose I hope you enjoy the gameplay.



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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/13/2020 12:21:20 AM   
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Desert War looks appealing too.

For me, it's always about "what have I not already gamed to death".



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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/13/2020 6:54:13 AM   
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Both of these, and Desert War, are great games. I dont think you can go wrong, but I'd take the Wego designs myself.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/13/2020 2:34:51 PM   
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Close race, but FE is in the lead currently.

WEGO just doesn't get enough love in wargaming.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 9/13/2020 10:13:35 PM   
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Good choice ; you can't go wrong with any game from Frank Hunter

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/1/2020 4:44:54 PM   
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Pulled the trigger today.

Decisive Campaigns won out in a surprise upset. WEGO and a theatre I don't play a lot were considered the favourite, but, in the end, I know Vic's work, and that made the difference.

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/1/2020 4:57:41 PM   
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enjoy, i know i have

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/2/2020 3:52:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: zakblood

enjoy, i know i have

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/3/2020 11:47:42 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Pulled the trigger today.

Decisive Campaigns won out in a surprise upset. WEGO and a theatre I don't play a lot were considered the favourite, but, in the end, I know Vic's work, and that made the difference.
warspite1

I don't know the other game, but I'm pretty confident DC:B should be to your liking. Good fun. I hope you enjoy it.


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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/4/2020 6:34:56 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Pulled the trigger today.

Decisive Campaigns won out in a surprise upset. WEGO and a theatre I don't play a lot were considered the favourite, but, in the end, I know Vic's work, and that made the difference.

Have you tested the game yet?

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/4/2020 2:11:30 PM   
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Not as yet.

But, much more of current life (covid etc, winter coming soon), and I'm running out of space for models, Barbies, dolls, and Lego :) I'm likely going to need to resort to computer wargames (which are light on space usage :) ). I sooooo want to play board game wargames, but life often couldn't care less about that eh (as we all so well know).

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RE: Decisive Campaigns Barbarossa vs Fortress Europa - 10/4/2020 2:39:00 PM   
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Board wargames are fun. But I wonder if the cats would just roll the dice and leave the boards and counters alone?

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