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The Wargamer's Guide to... the Best WW1 Table-Top Wargames

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:02 pm
by admin
This is the last year of the 100th anniversary remembrance of the Great War, and with November 11th approaching fast, the boss asked me to revise my previous compendium to...

http://www.wargamer.com/articles/best-ww1-board-games/

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:45 pm
by arich1
I can think of 10 more that are as worthy or nearly so. A recently released one that expands the market to less groggy folks is Fields of Despair.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:58 pm
by calpurnius
+1 to Fields of Despair (https://www.gmtgames.com/p-686-fields-o ... nting.aspx) great fog of war system, love the mechanics of how it transitions from the early mobile war to a trench driven warfare. I helped play test it when it was being designed by Kurt Keckley, and it is one of my favorites.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:33 pm
by rjvonline
Here is a different take. Simple enough to appeal to your non-wargaming friend, but with plenty of historical touches.

https://hollandspiele.com/products/the-big-push

Covers the same shell-marked ground as Fields of Despair in 1/12th the time ;-)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:08 am
by dalec
I'm sure others will also chime in that some other popular entries and easy to find titles are Balance of Powers, Empires and Alliances, Guns of August and Lamps are Going Out. These have a strategic entire war view and can all be had for $70 or less used and sometimes new. Nice article.

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:55 pm
by SG1
What? No Great War Commander? Scandal!