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    Avalon Hill, Panzer Leader: My First wargame

    Avalon Hill’s, Panzer Leader, was my introduction to wargame, and the first wargame I veer bought! It started it all for me! Simple mechanics for me today, though at the time in the 1980’s, it was like learning calculus! Simple in design and looks by today’s standard, but so exotic back in my genesis.

    It’s versatile, too! Here’s a division sized game!

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton.

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    Definitely a classic, it's one of the few surviving AH games that I still own. They did make a Paratrooper variant of I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frizzenspark View Post
    Definitely a classic, it's one of the few surviving AH games that I still own. They did make a Paratrooper variant of I recall correctly.
    Still have mine (it and Panzer Blitz were my first two games). I have Paratrooper...but I thought that was an ASL introductory game, which never panned out as a training game for some reason. Maybe there was another...I get confused, as their was also a Paratrooper gam for Avalanche Press...which I think also was to be an introductory game

    And yes... classic, in mechanics, design, and feel. It still is extremely playable. I used it as a Poll Game back on one of the old sites...I gave a multiple choice or ‘other’, and it played pretty well that way. It’s funny because, at the time I bought it (almost 40 years ago???), I thought it was brain numbing difficult to learn. Now, it’s entry level, hahaha.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton.

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