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I have heard a lot of good about Battlegroup Kursk, but I'm a bit confused about the different books. What books would be required to do some eastern front gaming?
   
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Kildare, Ireland

You need the Battlegroup core rulebook, regardless of what period you want to play.

You then choose whichever campaign book you want to play.

So for Eastern Front there is Barbarossa (covers 1941), Kursk (1943) and Fall of the Reich (1945).

There is also the smaller expansion for Fall of the Reich - Spring Awakening - that covers the fighting in Hungary around Budapest and Lake Balaton.

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 Strombones wrote:
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Nice, Is it all the same edition? I have heard there was a reprint. Does the first print contain the same stuff as the later prints?
   
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Kildare, Ireland

It's all the same really.

Only difference is the latest reprinted core rulebook does not have the Canadian vs SS historical campaign in it that the previous edition had.

Rules dont change, so all books are valid.

Part of the ethos with Battlegroup was no more 'new editions' that invalidated the campaign books. If you cant write the game right first time, seems odd to release something you then need to revise after a year or two...

 Strombones wrote:
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Last time I had the book it was the reprint, and there were I think...two minor rules changes. I don't remember what they were, but they were minimal and something you could likely find info on. Some typos were fixed as well.

The rule books come with a pull out quick reference sheet which you can laminate and you're good to go. The only confusing thing is that there is no generic rulebook (that I'm aware of). I only had the Kursk book, which I think serves as the main rules. I can also recommend the vehicle cards, those were pretty handy (again, easy to laminate and get a lot of use out of).

 
   
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Kildare, Ireland

There is a generic rulebook.

Came out with Battlegroup Overlord in 2013. Now on its 5th reprint.


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 Strombones wrote:
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Well hell, I guess I missed that. I'd only played Battlegroup on/off at a buddy's place, but purchased the Kursk book in maybe 2018. Guess I missed that one completely.

 
   
 
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