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Fast Action Battles (FAB) wargame series

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04 May 2021 10:35 #322841 by Gary Sax
BACK FROM THE DEAD.

I got out my copy of Golan 73 last night. Still easily my favorite operational warfare series, I'm just lucky there are *just* enough people at GMT who like the series to keep getting releases. This game is *so* good at conflict outside of the carefully constructed world war 2 era, I really hope that more designers use it for later 20th century conflict. I think it would be a great fit for smaller games, I could imagine a Iran-Iraq war situation pre-stalemate, India-Pakistan, etc.

I have so many thoughts about the way this game models conflict and how good it is, and how different than the operational games I've played at this scale it is---looks like I dumped a big one in a long post like 5 years ago above.

Anyway, FAB: Crusader, which I preordered just to keep FAB going, is up for art and such right now I believe at GMT after many years languishing on P500---I don't blame them, it's just over that 500 number and not much more. They just put a new one up on a classic Russian front tank battle I will back as well, though again I can't say I'm overly enthused about it. East front just isn't my favorite.
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04 May 2021 11:03 #322842 by Msample
I haven't played FAB beyond the initial Bulge game. It got a lot of initial grief because it wasn't "fast enough". I disagree. the game is faster than most one map Bulge games. The Asset Chit system is a clever way to supplement the block system with chrome like elements with a minimal amount of overhead. The rule layout was a bit clunky; I think they went to a series/game specific approach in later titles.

I didn't buy SICILY or GOLAN due to lack of interest in the subject matter, but may take a look at Crusader.
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04 May 2021 11:06 - 04 May 2021 11:08 #322843 by Gary Sax
Yeah, Sicily works and is fun but I don't think it shows the system at its best. Golan does, though setting interest is personal so I get it. Sounds like you'll be excited for FAB: Dubno thematically.

I sympathize with people criticizing the "fast" part because they're thinking fast like CC Ancients or something. But this game *is* very fast from the perspective of the operational game space it's working in...
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04 May 2021 11:26 #322845 by n815e
I liked Bulge and it’s asset system. I think Rick Young has good ideas (his special actions in Europe Engulfed was good, too).

Unfortunately, I don’t have friends who will play these with me.
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04 May 2021 12:26 #322847 by Gary Sax
Same, but I've never been someone to turn down a Toad. I should get some vassal going with it sometime.
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05 May 2021 14:47 #322885 by Gary Sax


Ungh, this game is so good. Absolutely agonizing strategic and decision centered around air support assets and special actions that backfired on the Syrians.
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