Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear!

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Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear!
Awakening the Bear box art.jpg
1st edition box art for Awakening the Bear!
Designer(s) Uwe Eickert
Publisher(s) Academy Games
Years active 2008-present
Players 2-4
Playing time 30-180 minutes

Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! is the first installment of the Conflict of Heroes board wargame series, released in 2008. The game is set in World War II, on the Eastern Front, in 1941 and 1942. The playable armies in this game are the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army.


Awakening the Bear! introduces the Conflict of Heroes series to gamers with most of the major game components already available. The game includes infantry units, machine guns, mortars, tanks, trucks and support weapons, all of which are represented by small square cardboard counters. Additionally, extra weapons and events are available for some firefights including grenades, molotov cocktails and off-board artillery strikes, which are all represented by cards. The game includes 5 map boards that can be placed together in any combination to create a larger playing surface. These map boards depict a realistic terrain setup of open plains, forests, hills, buildings, lakes and roads, and the boards are divided into hexagons to govern movement and firing. A sixth board for this game has been released from Academy Games, however it must be purchased separately from the main game.[1]


Included in the game are several firefights. They range from a small, infantry only skirmish with five units per side, to a large four person battle covering four mapboards, making use of almost every type of unit included in the game. Academy Games has also released four bonus firefights. One is designed as an introduction to four player games, one is a large infantry only battle, and two are designed for the sixth mapboard.[2]


  1. ^ "CoH Map #6 at". Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Bonus firefights and updates". Retrieved 2009-01-18.