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  • #92535
    NoelNoel
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    I recently came across these board games on line and their rules seem very much like miniatures rules.

    They are expensive, but they have a great aesthetic appeal.  I’m tempted to check them out.

    http://www.commandpostgames.com/products/

    #92585
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    They are indeed lovely looking games, very “old timey”.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #92590
    Mr. Average
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    The rules are very loose so you need an easygoing spirit to play. They’re very visually striking and a lot of fun if you don’t get too hung up on details. I have Antietam and it’s a beauty.

    #92615
    NoelNoel
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    How replayable do you find it to be?

    #92618
    Mr. Average
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    As replayable as any historical battle game. It’s not something I own a lot of – I prefer fiction and spectulative so it’s hard for me to say. It certainly resists the “perfect strategy” that some historical games I have played seem susceptible to. It also lacks any special rules to force a historical outcome (none of the “General McClellan Was An Idiot” rules) so it’s down to tactics and terrain.

    #92637
    NoelNoel
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    Thanks for the input!

    #93959
    NoelNoel
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    As fate would have it they just put their Waterloo game on kickstarter, so I’ve taken the plunge.

    I don’t know a thing about the battle, though.

     

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1743441977/pub-battles-waterloo-limited-imperial-edition/description

    #93983
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    Historically, the British won.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #93990
    grizzlymcgrizzlymc
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    The Corsican dwarf came second.

     

    There is the view that Blucher won, Nosey came second and Boney third.  But the holder of that view is serving time in jail.

    #94018
    NoelNoel
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    I enjoy a good fantasy setting, so Brits vs. Dwarves and people with outlandish names like Nosey, Boney, and Blucher sound like fun.

    #94105
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
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    And you get the Imperial Guard, too, which is always a plus.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

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