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POLL: Wargame Rules That Changed the Industry (Final Round)


550 votes were cast by total voters.


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Dn Jackson writes:

I think several rules up there certainly changed the industry. A couple of wexamples:

DBA – prior to the introduction of these rules players had a couple of armies that were fairly large. When these came along it became cost effective to produce some fairly esoteric armies and suddenly people wanted numerous armies. It changed, to a certain extent, the way armies were packaged and sold. Instead of selling packs of figures, manufacturers started selling prepackaged armies.

Flames of War – Introduced a GW style to WWII. Suddenly people were buying multiple, large, armies. Not only that, but they bought armies we never saw in 15mm, Finns, Poles, Hungarians, Rumanian, etc. We also saw people buying equipment we never saw before these rules such as heavy artillery, self propelled artillery, armored trains, cavalry, etc.

While I don't care for either of these rules systems I can't deny they changed the hobby and in doing so changed the industry.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Chainmail
38
7%
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DBA
77
14%
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Dungeons and Dragons
89
16%
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Flames of War
41
7%
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Little Wars
44
8%
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Squad Leader
37
7%
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Sword and the Flame, The
74
13%
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Warhammer
53
10%
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Warhammer 40K
38
7%
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WRG Ancients
52
9%
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none of these/no opinion
7
1%
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this is ridiculous
0
0%
 
POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Which wargame rules were so groundbreaking that they singlehandedly changed the miniature wargaming industry (for better or worse)?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this previous poll.