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02 Jan 2013 19:02 #140616 by SaMoKo
1) Napoleon's Triumph
1) Paths of Glory
3) Twilight Struggle
4) Sekigahara
5) Combat Commander

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02 Jan 2013 21:19 #140626 by DukeofChutney
1. Sekigahara
2. Hannibal Rome V Carthage
3. Andean Abyss
4. Richard III
5. Amateurs to Arms

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04 Jan 2013 05:31 #140705 by ThirstyMan
1. ASL
2. Paths of Glory
3. Enemy at the Gates
4. The Devil's Cauldron
5. Breakout Normandy

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04 Jan 2013 12:52 #140715 by KingPut

DukeofChutney wrote: 1. Sekigahara
2. Hannibal Rome V Carthage
3. Andean Abyss
4. Richard III
5. Amateurs to Arms


Sekigahara was the best new Wargame of 2011 and Amateurs to Arms might be my favorite new Wargame in 2012.

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04 Jan 2013 14:29 #140722 by repoman
1) Paths of Glory
2) Lock n' Load: Band of Heroes
3) Europe Engulfed
4) ?
5) ?

Ha, top three remain unchanged and I didn't even look down the list until after I had typed them. Good to see I'm consistent.

Victory Lost and Pursuit of Glory both good games but I never got to play them enough for them to become favorites.

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04 Jan 2013 15:12 #140723 by SuperflyPete
1. Seastrike
2. Submarine
3. Tide of Iron
4. General Quarters III
5. Tactics II

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04 Jan 2013 23:43 #140778 by DukeofChutney

KingPut wrote:

DukeofChutney wrote: 1. Sekigahara
2. Hannibal Rome V Carthage
3. Andean Abyss
4. Richard III
5. Amateurs to Arms


Sekigahara was the best new Wargame of 2011 and Amateurs to Arms might be my favorite new Wargame in 2012.


I've only played 3 games of AtoA so far but it is really mint. The list could change though. Im yet to played Rommel in the Desert, and i have Pax Balitca enroute in the post. Both could oust Richard III. Sekighara is pretty secure at the top of the list though. Its such a clean and tense design. Every two player games list is see without it is flawed.

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25 Feb 2013 15:40 #145295 by Woodall
Napoleon's Triumph
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Wilderness War
Friedrich
Commands and Colors: Ancients

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25 Feb 2013 18:00 - 26 Feb 2013 15:54 #145340 by Dr. Mabuse
Looking at my list from 2010:

Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
2 de Mayo
Commands & Colors: Ancients
Warriors of God
Blackbeard (Avalon Hill)

I'd change it now to:
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
Angola
Blackbeard (Avalon Hill)
Nuklear Winter '68
(late addition) Up Front (of course)
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25 Feb 2013 23:24 - 25 Feb 2013 23:26 #145385 by wkover
Here's my wargame "best-of" evolution:

March 2010:

Napoleon's Triumph
Hammer of the Scots
Crusader Rex
Prussia's Defiant Stand
Conflict of Heroes

November 2011:

Napoleon's Triumph
Hammer of the Scots
Maria
Rommel in the Desert
Crusader Rex v2.0 (possibly) <- (mistake; the game's fun, but messed up)

March 2012:

Napoleon's Triumph
Hammer of the Scots
Maria
Rommel in the Desert
Hearts and Minds, Sekigahara, Pax Baltica, or Fading Glory (4-way tie)

(I really want to try Angola. KingPut, you still have a copy?)
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26 Feb 2013 00:56 #145397 by KingPut

KingPut wrote: 2010 List:
Washington's War
Hold the Line
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Hammer of the Scots
Struggle of Empires
Twilight Struggles
War of the Ring


My list really hasn't changed. Angola is a keeper even if it won't get played very often. It need exactly 4 players and 5-6 hours. I'll have to try Fading Glory since I like my wargames on the lighter side.

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26 Feb 2013 01:13 #145401 by Jackwraith
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Here I Stand
Twilight Struggle
Siege of Jerusalem
Paths of Glory

(Crusader Rex, Hammer of the Scots, Third Reich, Revolt on Antares, Yeoman, Britannia, Battle for Armageddon, and Epic Armageddon, too. And Age of Conan (sorry; huge REH fan.))

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26 Feb 2013 07:27 #145421 by ThirstyMan
Advanced Squad Leader
Paths of Glory
Triumph of Chaos
Enemy at the Gates/Case Blue
Breakout Normandy

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26 Feb 2013 20:27 #145486 by Msample

KingPut wrote:
My list really hasn't changed. Angola is a keeper even if it won't get played very often. It need exactly 4 players and 5-6 hours. I'll have to try Fading Glory since I like my wargames on the lighter side.



Played an awesome game of Angola at PrezCon last week. My partner and I were green/blue and got down in the hole early, our VP marker being at 19 while our opponents were at 14 for several turns. However an early conquest of Cabinda followed by a methodical advance along the north coast to the gates of Luanda saw us win sudden death on turn 6 with 13 VP markers. Total time elapsed was 3.5 hours.
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21 May 2014 23:39 #178659 by BlackGoat
Happy to see the love for Angola here - that game is awesome. In my top 3 for sure.

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