I'm about to open my old gamebox of Fulda Gap.
Do you remember ? A game of the former SPI company in 1977 by James Dunningan about the crush of soviet armies in Central Europa...

I've played it since the 80'.

Quite a pleasure, indeed !

More information: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4235

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Comment by Fred Schwarz on April 7, 2009 at 6:07pm
I'm playing this right now. I am posting AARs, with photos in the old CSW folder on this game.
Comment by Birhacheim on February 28, 2009 at 1:22pm
Thanks Daniel ! Your expert comment makes me more willing to play this game !
Comment by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on February 27, 2009 at 12:21pm
Oh yeah! I did manage to get there while I was stationed in Germany in the 1980's. Both in 'Official Capacity" (ReForGer !!....let me see if I remember: one was "Carbine Fortress"...another was "Confident Enterprise"...two others that will come to me as soon as I press the 'Post" button.) and just on my own. It was so EERIE walking around, knowing that the area could very well be the scene of massive Death and Destruction. And I and others I was stationed with did that -looked at our surroundings with the eye towards "When War breaks out..."
Comment by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on February 27, 2009 at 12:16pm
I have this game. This is one of the games we had in our high school Wargames Society's collection, so we got to play it numerous times with many opponents. It is a very accessible system...although the Air rules need some work. We all were immediately drawn to "The Time Is: "The First Battle of the Next War". The Untried Units System of "Fulda Gap" was an excellent innovation, especially as you could adjust it to reflect whatever scenario you wanted, like Better Nato Preparedness or Warsaw Pact Low Morale. (I particularly liked how one aspect of Chemical Warfare was done -by shifting the Column for Untried Units DOWN two columns at First Use of CW! Evil, but a good way to show the effects of Chemical Use -a definite effect, at first, then lessening as everyone 'gets used to it'. We all liked the various options that were available, like NATO Preparedness or Soviet Main Effort; using them kept the game play fresh and intresting. Plus, the Graphics were so very eye-catching. the bright yellow markers and the blue "Covering Force" units really made the game standout from a distance. One of the best of SPI's offerings!
Comment by Birhacheim on February 25, 2009 at 10:54am
Hopefully by now there is no more such a situation in the Fulda gap and the Hof gap.
Comment by Smitty on February 25, 2009 at 10:17am
I never liked going down there....
Comment by Birhacheim on February 25, 2009 at 4:34am
It's quite clear that holding the gap would have been a delaying... and desesparate mission. Too many people in Europe have forgotten that American soldiers were in the front line so many years. Not me. Have a nice day !
Comment by Dick Boyes on February 24, 2009 at 10:49pm
Fulda Gap was a great game. Coincidentally one of my current co-workers was part of a unit in Germany in those days. They had a tripwire assignment to hold a bridge and were expected to be overrun in hours, maybe minutes. He says some the men in the unit put in for Vietnam instead overrun duty in the gap!
Comment by Birhacheim on February 24, 2009 at 3:49am
A wargame in a museum ? Well ! I've got Air & Armor but I've never played it.... There are to many games Ididn't play among a thousand ones... Perhaps when I will retire... ;-)
Comment by Birhacheim on February 24, 2009 at 1:30am
Hello David. Thanks for the advice. At the moment, I'm just more interested by games at a higher level: operationnal/strategical. And I'm still a fan of James Dunnigan. ;-)

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