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swammeyjoe03 Dec 2016 9:50 p.m. PST

Hey all,

Been on a bit of a Conan (boardgame) kick recently. It has wonderful boards that are divided into areas, not hexes or squares, for movement, LoS and combat purposes. I've discovered I really like this and was wondering if anyone could point me to something similar for Modern or even SciFi. My primary want would be for a pulpy 60s-70s spy game. James Bond stuff. Ideally something I could print out with the areas already marked off.

Allen5703 Dec 2016 10:39 p.m. PST

Go to Board Game Geek. At the top center of the home page is a search box with an advanced search option next to the box. When you click on the advanced search you will see a page with boxes. Things like publisher, etc. At the bottom of the page are three options in blue. I don't recall which you want but when you click on them they give you a series of options. On one of these pages has an option for area movement. On another of these pages you can select something other game attributes. Using these you will get a list of games with movement areas for the period you select.

Good hunting. I like area movement games and have quite a few. Most found using these techniques.

jekinder604 Dec 2016 6:24 a.m. PST

The old TSR game "Red Storm Rising" would give you central Europe with areas: link

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 Dec 2016 7:54 a.m. PST

Avalon Hill's "Storm Over Arnhem", "Breakout Normandy" and "Thunder at Cassino" all share this type of playing board. I believe there is also a WWI game about Cambrai that is similar but I cannot recall where that comes from.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 Dec 2016 10:03 a.m. PST

Just thought of another game from the series from Avalon Hill, "Turning Point Stalingrad".

Dynaman878904 Dec 2016 10:25 a.m. PST

Although those are all great games they do not divide the maps for LOS purposes as such, even Storm over Arnhem doesn't really take LOS as such into account – the other titles are operational level titles. Once again, all great games though. Look for "area movement wargame" on google, that should get you started in the right direction on such titles.

Andoreth04 Dec 2016 2:43 p.m. PST

There is this for a cold war game

Wargamer Blue04 Dec 2016 4:59 p.m. PST

GMT Games have a ton of area control war games. My favourites are the No Retreat series.

Dynaman878904 Dec 2016 6:17 p.m. PST

> My favourites are the No Retreat series.

The No Retreat titles have hex maps. All but the first game in the series have sub-maps for the playing area rather than one big map but each sub map is divided into hexes. For example, the North African front has one mapboard for the Tobruk area, another for a little further east another for a little further west – a total of five IIRC. Each sub map is composed of hexes though.

LORDGHEE05 Dec 2016 10:54 a.m. PST


Mega civ map of the world almost

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