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  • 1970s -80s wargames?

    By wargames I mean usually games published by Avalon Hill, SSI, Yaquinto, GDW etc. There's a great website called Boardgamegeek that has many scans of old games as well as many other resources like scans of rulebooks

    To be honest I was the youngest in a family of 3 brothers so I never often got a chance to play them. The usual excuse was "they're too complicated for you"

    We had
    Avalon Hill

    Squad Leader
    Panzer Leader
    Panzerblitz
    Midway
    Third Reich
    Caesar At Alesia

    Yaquinto
    Ultimatum
    Adventurer
    Demons Run

    GDW
    Imperium


    Later on I bought Luftwaffe and played it a bit with my brother. But frankly looking at it, it's a bit rubbish. Lots of fiddly rules and bookkeeping that add little to the strategic depth.

    To be honest, most wargames are too complex and fiddly for my taste these days, but they were a popular pastime in the pre video game days. And they still have many devotees.
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