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F:ATties Five Favorites - Wargames
Ok, here goes:
Europa Universalis (if you want to call it a wargame - but I can't see
non-wargamers touching it)
La Grande Guerre
Civil War (VG)
The Korean War
And now I'm stumped. Probably another edge case, like Empires of the Middle Ages,
Pax Britannica, or Here I Stand. But, if you drop EU (for the same reasons as those
others) I guess I'd go with Thunder at the Crossroads and Chariots of Fire? Maybe?
I'm a lot happier doing my 'best in class' lists.
DukeofChutney wrote: 1. Sekigahara
2. Hannibal Rome V Carthage
3. Andean Abyss
4. Richard III
5. Amateurs to Arms
mine could probably do with an update:
2. OCS Burma
3. Hannibal RvC
4. The Korean war
5. OCS Reluctant Enemies.
I knew you liked Korean War Calandale, but was surprised to see it on a top 5, even if top 5s are so restrictive.
factors, it ends up not only terribly innovative, but
also a very good simulation of factors not usually covered.
Plus, it's fun.
Part of the problem is that I don't like wargames most - I like
things that run just a little broader (hence EU, Pax, ect.) or maybe
even further out (La Rvolution Francaise). Most wargames fit into
a comfy zone - but they don't stand out terribly. The Korean War really does.
With my new love for COIN I really think they should be there as well
Fire in the Lake
Triumph of Chaos
Enemy at the Gate/Case Blue OCS
1. Washington's War: No American Revolution combines Washington's Fabian tactics, using the military to meet political goals, and historical events.
2. Empire of the Sun: Most epic, life-changing, awe-inspiring card driven game ever.
3. Hands in the Sea: Deck Building game on the First Punic War. It is coming out 1Q 2016. I play-tested the heck out of this one.
4. Band of Brothers (Screaming Eagles/Ghost Panzer): No other tactical system captures WWII tactical doctrine as realistically. Even more amazing is the rules are so simple.
5. Autumn of Glory: Any of the 5 games in Clash of Arms' Civil War Campaign Series would fit. All are great. Incredibly realistic cavalry system and excellent combat system.