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Pasaran

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Historical background:

In July 1936 "Generalissimo" Franco and the mass of the Spanish Army made a coup against the Spanish popular front government. Their plan failed because the Spanish people stood up against the Army by spontaneously forming militia.
Till spring 1939 Spain was divided into 2 sides fighting a fierce war the "Republicans" and the "Nationalists". Millions of Spanish soldiers fought on both sides. The Nationalists were supported massively by Italy and Germany, The Republicans were supported by the USSR and thousands of volunteers from all countries of the world who formed the famous International Brigades.
The Spanish Civil was the battlefield where European major powers tested their war machines for WWII.
Historically the war ended with a Nationalist decisive victory. More than 500 000 people were killed in the Spanish Civil War. Both sides - especially the Nationalists - committed a lot of war crimes. Franco: "If necessary I will execute half of Spain".
The Republicans formed the slogan ¡No Pasarán!, meaning "no passage" (for the Nationalists).

From the game's point of view the outcome is not decided, therefore its title is "¿Pasarán?"
¿Pasarán? features the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, on strategic level using the Blitzkrieg General System. Area based map system, easy die roll procedure without tables, land warfare, Production: build your own units
The option cards are one major difference to other easy-to-play strategic games.
 
¿Pasarán?can build the bridge to real wargaming, because:
Special terrain-, weather-, and supply-rules, as well as our ¿Pasarán? command system will get to you, challenge your skills...
Every game is different for nobody knows when which random option card is taken, and what cards your opponents keeps on his hand...
 
¿Pasarán?is a stand alone game for 1 to 2 players.
 
Additionally, "¿Pasarán?" provides 20 "Christmas" counters for the UGG games published so far and repairs errata counters.

As an expansion for the EoA games there will be 5 jet fighters each for BE, USA, Japan, and the USSR. "¿Pasarán?" uses Blitzkrieg General type cards for its own and provides more cards and counters for Blitzkrieg General. Among the new units for Blitzkrieg General are: Marines, Mountain, Paras, and more standard units. "¿Pasarán?" is a MUST for every Blitzkrieg General owner.
With ¿Pasarán? you can start with some free cards on hand.
What if Germany has the Westwall card against French Counter attacks?
What if you can play a coup in BNL on turn 1?
What if the USSR can withdraw production into the rear areas?
Can the new German Volkssturm units stop an Allied Advance later in the War?
Can you change the outcome of a battle in your favour with the new battle cards?
The game provides new units, but who is the first to get them via the special forces card and maybe win the game that way?
 
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Contents:
  • 280 full color, die-cut counters
  • 1 Map
  • 1 Quickstart Card
  • 1 Rules Booklet.
  • 1 Tutorial Booklet with 1 Special Appendix "Cards"
  • 2 Scenario Cards
  • 1 Battlechart
  • 2 six sided dice (D6)
  • 55 cards
  • Box