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ciaphas15 Oct 2021 8:12 a.m. PST

Is there a more modern version of the above? or an alternate?


Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2021 8:20 a.m. PST

GMT's Washington's War is very popular and pretty easy to get into. It's a great introduction to card driven war-games and designed by Mark Herman, who worked at SPI, Avalon Hill, Victory Games, and now designs for GMT Games.

John the OFM15 Oct 2021 9:53 a.m. PST

If you're looking for the original 1776, it's available all over eBay, starting around $20. USD

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2021 12:49 p.m. PST

Not sure, but I think perhaps ciaphas is looking for the basis of a campaign game, and as I recall, "1776" would do nicely.

If that's the case, can anyone recommend another such campaign system?


The Nigerian Lead Minister15 Oct 2021 5:42 p.m. PST

Gaming buddy and I tried a bunch of AWI games two years ago. Seriously, 1776 is still the best one despite its age. Nothing else played as well or captured the feel of it as well, tho they all have some nifty aspect.

Takeda1x16 Oct 2021 3:34 a.m. PST

You may want to check out End of Empire in board game geek. It was first a magazine game and then compass redid it. I picked up the magazine game with intent to use as a campaign tool. Haven't gotten around too it, but it's still in the tondo list. Good luck and look forward to your posts and progress.

ciaphas16 Oct 2021 11:14 a.m. PST

I was looking for it as the basis of a campaign, mine got waterlogged. But if they are going for $20 USD or so I will crack on to ebay.

will have a look at the other suggestions.

khanscom16 Oct 2021 3:53 p.m. PST

Guidon Games "Spirit of '76" might be a good basis for the southern theater if you can find a copy. It was originally published as a magazine game in Panzerfaust or Campaign.

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