Victory in the West series and related games

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Victory in the West series and related games

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This began with SPI and an effort to use more fog of war than the Panzer Gruppe Guderian system was offering.
Based on the Wacht Am Rhein system, the thinking evolved into Operation Typhoon, our founding mother/father or whathaveyou and stemed into what is now known as the Victory in the West series that includes Pattons Third Army, Operation Grenade and Sicily: The Race for Messina.
I put the system through a filter and produced Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes, after more than ten years of tinkering and delays in production. It lingered on the top ten at BoardGameGeek.com for over 3 years, just to show you that the popularity for the system and its offshoots still exists.
After many years of non-production, more and more offshoots of the original have come down the belt including the fabulous The Killing Ground along with its expansion Overlord, to give the system a complete D-Day simulation.
Numerous reprints by Command Japan, additional award winning games like Red Star Rising and now, on the horizon, another set of offshoot games is slated to appear if the preorder numbers are met.
Don't look for this to go off your radar real soon. I feel that the innovation is not complete in simulating within this system and its relatives. The best part is that it just keeps on coming.

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The Killing Ground - Cobra scenario

Started by TallBlondJohn Jun 6, 2010.

Replay of Operation Grenade 2 Replies

Started by Ola Palmquist. Last reply by TallBlondJohn Nov 30, 2009.

Replay of Patton´s third army

Started by Ola Palmquist Nov 30, 2009.

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Comment by Nate on June 29, 2008 at 8:34pm

Damn! I purposely did not include those on the list that were already greyed out due to being current members. Looks like the gravity of the black hole invite thingy sucked you all through. Muahahaha!
Comment by Tom Meier on June 29, 2008 at 5:43pm
Okay, okay, I'm here. My spam filter is taking a beating from Nate's invites!!
Comment by Jack Beckman on June 29, 2008 at 5:01pm
I got a second invite too even though I'm already signed up. And I wonder why I'm not getting emails about these messages like I do the other sections...? Maybe I need to comment first, so now maybe I'll get them.
Comment by Walter Clayton on June 29, 2008 at 3:54pm
Again with the invites?

I'm here already!

Here is another vote for the VitW system.

I wish for more sims using this system. Maybe a desert battle, or more on the eastern front?
Comment by Nate on June 29, 2008 at 2:49pm
Just don't ask Skip Franklin.......:P
Comment by Nate on June 29, 2008 at 2:48pm
Sorry Ola, I thought you liked the VitW system. If you do, there is a slot that needs filling. Ask any one of these guys. Ok ask two.
Comment by Dave Starry on June 27, 2008 at 4:15pm
I see there's a new Japanese edition of Patton's 3rd Army out now (in the Japanese Command magazine issue # 81)...

http://www.boardwalk.co.jp/okj-e/news.html
Comment by Ola Palmquist on June 26, 2008 at 1:47am
I already have Battles for the ardennes quad, WaRII and Ardennes 44. Think the Bulge is stuffed for me. More interested in Salerno I must say... or write...
Comment by Nate on June 24, 2008 at 3:51pm
Ola, you are the man! Now for some Iron Tide and your life will be complete.... for a while...:)
Comment by Ola Palmquist on June 24, 2008 at 2:49am
Just finished playing through the series starting with Op Typhoon, Sicily, P3A and ending with op Grenade. Fast playing and fun. Didnt run the Op Typhoon campaign due to lack of space but did run both north and south scenarios (the southern one twice). Also went twice with P3A. After Op Typhoon (I am an east front fanatic) I think Sicily is the best game while P3A is rather well balanced. Grenade is a torment for the German but the vicory conditions are tough on the US player.
 

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