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Anatoli29 Apr 2016 9:01 a.m. PST

First to Fight is a Polish game about Polish WW2 exploits in which players take on the roles of Polish commanders struggling to pull enough troops and resources together to complete operations on various fronts such as western Europe, Poland, Warsaw, Northern Europe/Atlantic and North Africa/Italy.

The game spans over the entire war and time is tracked with a calendar on the board. The game is divided into two parts, "early war" and "late war" with players being dealt mission cards for early war at the start of the game, and as those are finished or failed you receive new late war mission cards. A mission can be to assemble enough pilots in the Northern Europe/Atlantic region to take part in Battle of Britain, or have enough soldiers for the Warsaw Uprising, enough Saboteurs for the assassination of Reinhard Heydritch.

There are several troop types in the game, all represented by Polish soldiers or members of the resistance movement Armia Krajowa. These troops represent Infantry, Tank forces, Air force, Navy, Airborne infantry and Saboteurs. Soldiers come with two values, Fighting and Underground. The fighting value is used to complete objectives, for instance if a mission requires a total of 9 Pilots then all pilots that you have managed to pull together are worth their fighting value added together, additional personnel that is not part of the air force
only contributes with a single point per card. The Underground value is used for sabotage in a region and for determining the order in which characters are wounded, soldiers with low underground value take wounds first. All characters can take two wounds before being removed from the game as casualties.

Sabotage in a region requires that the soldiers present have a combined underground value greater than the occupation level. Sabotage has the primary objective of lowering the German occupation level, as the occupation level adds to the difficulty of mission cards. If a mission has difficulty of 9 and the occupation is 5 then you must play a total of 14 to complete the mission.

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