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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 8:59 a.m. PST

I recall the following games fondly:
Modern Battles I,
and my brother would say "Highway to the Reich" though I never played it.

Moden Battles was probably the one I replayed the most. Loved Wurzburg and Mukden.

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 9:09 a.m. PST

Panzergruppe Guderian

McKinstry Fezian17 Oct 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

I loved Guderian. Also I can't remember the names but the quad games, in particular the one that included Brietenfeld and the Waterloo quad.

I got tons of enjoyment out of CA as well.

John D Salt17 Oct 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

Firefight, Patrol, Tank!, Kharkov, Year of the Rat, Grunt, Spitfire, Air War, BAttle for Germany. Good stuff.

All the best,


Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

Highway to the Reich
Terrible Swift Sword
Wacht am Rhein

CPBelt17 Oct 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

Battle for Stalingrad. Played it to death. link

mad monkey 117 Oct 2012 9:34 a.m. PST

The East is Red.


FABET0117 Oct 2012 9:36 a.m. PST

Fast Carriers, Punic War, War of the Ring, ACW quads…

skippy000117 Oct 2012 9:43 a.m. PST

Invasion America
Objective Moscow
God, there's so many I liked…
Modern Battles Quad
Pea Ridge
Strategy 1
AH Blitzkrieg add-on
East is Red
Badtogne(original version)
So many and they're all gone…

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 10:09 a.m. PST

I just got back into the SPI sci-fi range and purchased Starforce, Starsoldier, and Battlefleet Mars. At the upper end of the complexity scale, but there are still some good ideas in those games.

Panzergruppe Guderian, Arnhem(Westwall quad), Battle for Germany, and Seelowe are still fun today.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 10:29 a.m. PST

War of the Ring!
Road to Richmond!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

TOTALLY forgot about Firefight! I loved that game.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 11:36 a.m. PST

War in the East
Terrible Swift Sword
Panzergruppe Guderian
Sniper, even with the goofy-looking hex grid buildings, best played with two boards, a GM and a screen
Frederick the Great, which is probably the most intense board game I ever played


Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 11:45 a.m. PST

We run Sniper at out local gaming convention every year. We usually have 20-30 people playing blind. What a great game.

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

Napoleon's Last Battles Quad
Terrible Swift Sword

Evzone17 Oct 2012 11:50 a.m. PST


Crow Bait17 Oct 2012 12:17 p.m. PST

John Carter of Mars

redbanner414517 Oct 2012 12:34 p.m. PST

Wacht Am Rhein
War in the East
Highway to the Reich
Terrible Swift Sword
The strategic ACW 2 map game – I can't remember the name

vtsaogames17 Oct 2012 12:37 p.m. PST

Musket and Pike.
The Civil War.
Another vote for Frederick the Great.

There was a Pea Ridge game? Dang, I missed it.

Martin Rapier17 Oct 2012 1:08 p.m. PST

War of the Ring
Freedom in the Galaxy
Panzergruppe Guderian

I have to say that I generally preferred AHGC games….

artslave17 Oct 2012 1:34 p.m. PST

Yes to Sniper! Great to hear it is still being played. Blind play with 2 or even 3 boards is best. Loved "France 41" and played it to death.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 1:35 p.m. PST

Nap at War
Battlefleet Mars
Wreck of the Pandora.

BW195917 Oct 2012 2:11 p.m. PST

Stonewall: The Battle of Kernstown.
That was my favorite

Brian Bronson17 Oct 2012 5:47 p.m. PST

I'm partial to USN; it's the very first wargame I learned to play. I also like War of the Ring.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 5:59 p.m. PST

Panzergruppe Guderian
Terrible Swift Sword the only megagame I ever enjoyed.
Battlefleet Mars
Wreck of the Pandora

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 6:15 p.m. PST

In addition to ones previously mentioned:
Chickamauga and Antietam from the first Blue & Gray Quadrigames
Mech War '77
Bloody Ridge from the Island Wars Quadrigame
Wellington's Victory
Ney vs Wellington
Trail of the Fox

David Gray17 Oct 2012 6:21 p.m. PST

Invasion America
Panzergruppe Guderian
War Between the States

Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 6:51 p.m. PST

War of the Ring
Modern Quad
Westwall Quad
Freedom in the Galaxy
Panzer 44
Mechwar 70
October War

dsfrank17 Oct 2012 7:11 p.m. PST

played lots of Desert War

Really liked the concept of Cityfight a double blind Modern game but never got to play it

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2012 7:32 p.m. PST

Forgot one – Soldiers, a company level tactical game for 1914.

WKeyser18 Oct 2012 1:04 a.m. PST

City fight
Mech war II
October War
Air War I still remembering the first time I played I managed to stall my F4 and had to bail out!!!
Art of Seige, fantatic maps and a couple that did not have hexes!
Berlin 85
Fast Carriers the searching procedure was great.

I will stop there, just to many good games some great some bombs but boy did they turn out games.

Personal logo Baccus 6mm Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Oct 2012 1:17 a.m. PST

A Mighty Fortress. You needed to get seven players together plus devote a full day to the game, but great fun.

richarDISNEY18 Oct 2012 6:58 a.m. PST

I only played two.
Time Tripper and The Creature That Ate Sheboygan
Liked them both, and I usually shy away from chit games.

Nick H19 Oct 2012 2:59 a.m. PST

Atlantic Wall
Freedom In The Galaxy
Air War
Task Force

Dynaman878919 Oct 2012 3:12 a.m. PST

> The Creature That Ate Sheboygan

I forgot that was from them. Loved that game!

RudyNelson19 Oct 2012 8:41 a.m. PST

I had literally hundreeds.
The SPI Quad systems. Especially the Waterloo Quad which I still have.
Not crazy for the tactical systems like Amegeddonn/Chariot Wars or Saber and Musket.

Personal logo Shaun Travers Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2012 12:55 p.m. PST

My favourite has always been Empires of the Middle ages. i played a lot of multiplayer boardgames, and no so much 2-player ones. But Punic Wars and Starforce were good and I did like Fall of Rome (solo game)

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