# Victory In Europe Review

all right I’ve got victory in Europe which is the Colombia game that came out this year 2015 and it is a pretty epic World War 2 game with tons of blocks and a lot of really cool things going on the game is to me you know it sort of reminds me in a way of access and allies and I’ve got very fond memories of exes and allies from when I was in middle school maybe my first year or two in high school you used to play with a friend of mine and we had the first version of the Axis and Allies game that came out and we played that quite a few times and access analysis is a good maybe six hour type of game covers the entire war and we had a we had a great time playing it and this sort of maybe reminds me of that scale of Axis and Allies but I really think that this system is so much better than the Axis and Allies system now I haven’t played the the newer versions of the Axis and Allies system and I know they’ve probably done a lot to to bring that game along over time but I’m I’ve really enjoyed this game so far now if you’re familiar with Colombia games it has a lot of similarities in how it plays you have your typical system here with the blocks where you have the number which represents the strength of the block and as the block takes hits it decreases until it gets to zero and then it comes off the board you have your number up here which represent the order or that it’s going to fire in where the blocks with ease go first and it’s always the defender shoots first in that section and then the attacker then the B’s and C’s and the DS and the number at the very end of it represents which is a three here what score in a die roll that you’re going to hit so in this case I’m going to roll also roll the number of dice equal to the strength so I’m going to roll four dice because on that strength floor I’m going to roll them in the D part of the battle and I’ll score a hit on a one two or three also in the block signals the amount of movement the unit has which is here and the cost to build the unit and when Manini gets depleted you can spend points to build the unit back up I think you know this game has has a pretty large scale to it which I like and just kind of give you an idea of you know a lot of Columbia games are sort of very focused and they’re games that you can play in a couple of hours this game here is going to go longer but it’s got that scale piece to it that some of the other cumbia games don’t have and I haven’t played the Eastern Front games which is another world war two but I think that’s got a pretty epic scale to it as well so the game itself can be played as a three per game or two-player game if you play as a three-player game you have one players controlling the western part of the Allies and then you have a player playing the Soviet Union and another player playing the Axis powers which would be Germany and Italy one of the cool things about the game is that it is designed to be open-ended and not really a script version of the war so from turn one of the game you can sort of take any direction you want in the war Germany when they set up the board I’ve set this up for the 1939 version most of the blocks have specific for the Allied powers most of the blocks go in specific places but Germany gets to place most of the blocks wherever they want so they