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CaptainDarling22 Jan 2020 4:00 p.m. PST

Okay I know the pawns are not really miniatures per se but I thought I'd post this as it's a classic board game…

Last Monday we played ‘Escape from Colditz' (original version) and enjoyed a rollicking night featuring a total of ten escape attempts, a dead British Lieutenant, four successful 'home runs' (escapes) and the transfer of several German Guards to the Eastern Front. We decided this game is so much fun we'll play it twice a year instead of the one time we currently plan for!

Lieutenant Carothers meets a sticky end!


Captain Smithers escapes, you can hear the champagne corks pop (in Switzerland!)


A detailed AAR for the game is here


DisasterWargamer22 Jan 2020 4:11 p.m. PST

An oldie but goodie

I recently came across this image of the castle someone did to go along with the boardgame


dilettante Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2020 4:19 p.m. PST

Your game aar and that picture are both so cool!

KeepYourPowderDry23 Jan 2020 12:12 a.m. PST

Foundry make a set of miniatures for use in the game. Hidden away on their collectable miniatures website.

Timbo W23 Jan 2020 6:27 a.m. PST

Very happy to see that someone managed to nick the Commandant's car and drive out of the front gate. That was always the ultimate plan when we played as kids and saw it done few times.

Sundance23 Jan 2020 7:58 a.m. PST

Played that a few times years ago. I forget why now, but we found it to be unbalanced. There was a trick to it and once you got the trick, you could always win. It's been over 20 years, though, since I've played.

CaptainDarling24 Jan 2020 3:56 a.m. PST

Thanks all!

That Colditz model is cool.

Those Foundry miniatures are nice but for me a bit too expensive for a board game, thanks for the info.

I've played this for years and never known of a winning trick/gambit anyway we play for fun now days it's a ‘social event' rather than game.


MrMagoo24 Jan 2020 5:04 p.m. PST

Yeah, a little pricey for a board game like Colditz… $260.13 USD USD is kinda high. You would have to REALLY love this game to take that dive.

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