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Weland21 Jul 2015 11:22 a.m. PST

I move up to Wiesbaden from Vicenza, Italy this fall. Are there any historical wargaming or board gaming groups in the area? Hopefully, I can find a good group of gamers to talk wargaming and beer!

I will be bringing my collection of:
Flames of War
Bolt Action
Star Wars Xwing and Armada
American War of Independence
Severlal board games such as zombicide and decent Ii
Plus I have fledgling American Civil war, WW I, Napoleonics, and viking era armies.

raylev322 Jul 2015 5:40 a.m. PST

Having lived in Germany (Stuttgart), I'll tell you that it's hard to find gamers. Generally speaking wargaming is associated with militarism, which is frowned upon in general.

Once you get there, look for gaming stores, usually board games. You may find a shop that sells Flames of War or, at the least, the owner can point you to some local gamers (it's not unusual to find English-speaking gamers in Germany).

Having said that the DBX series has a pretty strong following -- it's easier to be politically correct with ancients and with DBX which is questionable historically.

Also, check the Flames of War website; I believe they have links to stores in Germany that sell FoW. You may get a lead that way. (Even if you don't play or like FoW, it may lead you to other gamers.)

Of course, once there, you may find gamers in the American military community.

Weland22 Jul 2015 9:12 a.m. PST

I Appreciate the heads up. I know there are a few board gamers in the Stuttgart area. I just got a good group here in vicenza up, but I couldnt pass up this opportunity for Wiesbaden. Will see what shops are available. i heard there is a shop called Pegasus north of Frankfurt.

Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2015 9:29 a.m. PST

This is a webside of German gamers. They might help you.


Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2015 12:36 p.m. PST

Someone is working with BKA…

tuscaloosa25 Jul 2015 6:32 a.m. PST

Not likely. From Vicenza, means 187th Airborne Bde, and Wiesbaden almost certainly means Clay Kaserne.

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