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The best military boardgames!

March 21, 2014 12:00 AM

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ShalimarTroy
21-Mar-2014 11:26

My picks are old school:

My picks are old school:
1) Panzer Leader (Avalon Hill)
2) Gladiator (Avalon Hill)
3) Ogre (Steve Jackson Games)
4) Circus Maximus (Avalon Hill)
5) Axis & Allies (Milton Bradley)

Honorable Mentions: Chess & Risk

Because we are talking boardgames, I left out card games and computer games which would massively change the list.

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Paintybeard
21-Mar-2014 11:43

Diplomacy is wonderful, but never play with your wife, she just will not understand that after you have made a treaty with you that she may still get invaded...

I used to play a number of the "Strategy and Tactics" games. "Seelowe" and "Winterwar" were both good, but best of all is "Highway to the Reich". A huge, sprawling map, hundreds of units and ideally you need at least 4 players and a fortnight of spare time, but it's a great, well balanced game.

And for a bit of fun: "Kings and Things". There's nothing quite as satisfying as defeating the enemies units with killer penguins.

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hobbe62
21-Mar-2014 22:20

I start with the naval classics Jutland and Wooden Ships & Iron Men (both by Avalon Hill). And I too like Britannia (as well as The Peloponnesian War) by Victory Games).
Although not a proper military game, it was always fun to throw a canister of Zgwortz aboard spaceship Znutar in The Awful Green Things from Outer Space.

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hobbe62
21-Mar-2014 22:23

I start with the naval classics Jutland and Wooden Ships & Iron Men (both by Avalon Hill). And I too like Britannia (as well as The Peloponnesian War) by Victory Games).
Although not a proper military game, it was always fun to throw a canister of Zgwortz aboard spaceship Znutar in The Awful Green Things from Outer Space.

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