The most elementary games
i recently came a cross the grown-up version of the old Milton Bradley broadside game, Ships of the Line: Trafalgar 1805
Axis & Allies, a step above that, everything from WW1 through Vietnam, Cold War scenarios & games. A bit too simple for my taste, but the miniatures are a great touch
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The original from SPI back in the early 70's
Napoleon at Waterloo
Battle for Basra
Battle for Moscow
Combat Engineer Game, more a training tool for individual skills within a platoon, than a wargame.
Logistics Command (produced by Westinghouse, of all companies, in the 60's)
Dunn-Kempf (the entire generation of combat arms officers of the 70's are familiar with this). Had great miniatures to, bulidings, sandtables, or you could use 1/285ths Micro Armor
can't find anything on this on the 'geek
but in my day was there when we opened one up.
platoon counters/units with everything from Fulda to Frankfurth.
heard rumor of a like minded product with Uijongbu to Seoul too.
Firefight, originally commissioned for Uncle Sucker
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On the commercial wargame side, plenty of stuff for historical research or trying out pet theories. I was a ground-pounder so i tend to gravitate in that direction.
FIREFIGHT, by SPI, fireteam pieces up to a company(+) per side US vs SOVs. Two maps, with 2 players and an umpire you can have true limited intelligence.
NATO Division Commander, by SPI, real staffwork and 'friction' to paraphrase Clausewitz. Strictly US vs SOVs. Two maps, with 2 players and an umpire you can have true limited intelligence.
If SPI had survived maybe we would have gotten Bundeswehr and BAOR additions. Been working on Bundeswehr values for a while, maybe i'll post them when they seem realistic.
FIRE TEAM, by some SPI survivors in a company called West End Games. This still has a following and additions crop up on the geek all the time. The geek has some Royal Army additions for download