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    Default vintage or not so vintage boxed "wargames"

    Avalon Hill and the like. I've had a hankering to pick up something for a while now. I had a couple way back. I'm looking for something purely historical (medieval period), iow no fantasy element. Or sci fi based. Any recommendations? Anyone selling anything? I could be interested in one of the smaller games, remember Ogre, but not Ogre. Would much prefer a full sizedid you will boxed game. Would definitely consider incompletes.

    This is mainly a request for recommendations, which is why I posted here.

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    The only quick play medieval board games I can think of would be SPI's old Great Medieval Battles quad or the component games thereof. Good games and should be finished in under 2 hours. Unfortunately, prices have soared in the last few years.

    If you want something a bit unusual, Richard Berg did Chicken of the Sea depicting Rome versus Carthage in a naval action for GameFix magazine. It only takes about an hour to play which is less time than most Richard Berg games take just to set up.

    Kingmaker had a few more complicated follow-ons like Holy Roman Empire for those willing to devote entire weekends to political gaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipc View Post
    Avalon Hill and the like. I've had a hankering to pick up something for a while now. I had a couple way back. I'm looking for something purely historical (medieval period), iow no fantasy element. Or sci fi based. Any recommendations? Anyone selling anything? I could be interested in one of the smaller games, remember Ogre, but not Ogre. Would much prefer a full sizedid you will boxed game. Would definitely consider incompletes.

    This is mainly a request for recommendations, which is why I posted here.
    You don't think there's a "fantasy" element with Avalon Hill stuff as in 'Axis & Allies vs. Zombies'? Try the "The Witcher", it fairly medieval. (a great PC game)
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    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/...rebellion-61-d

    They've made games since the 70s. Some are wargames in the purest. The first set of rules that include, if as anoptiion, fantasy elements was Chaimail by TSR of D & D fame. I'm guessing. There could be earlier rule sets. But wargaming existed in fact for centuries prior to fantasy rpgs and the like. I seem to recall a game, Druid that I had long ago. I can't swear it was AH. But it was essentialy a wargame based in the dark ages, some would say pre-medieval. There was no fantasy element.

    I think this was it (not AH apparently): see up rop, can't paste below text for some reason.

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    'Call of Duty: Black Ops'. I have most of these and they're great games if you go for that genre.
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