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Brandon Myers
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Are there any good board games that simulate urban combat? I prefer a science fiction setting but any setting is fine. I know there are some tabletop games that do this but I have not seen a board game that does it. Any help is much appreciated!

Edit: I should have mentioned this originally but I am hoping for something that I can play with my family so being able to accommodate at least 4 players would be nice. Feel free to suggest any urban combat or related game though!
 
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An oldie is Cityfight: Modern Combat in the Urban Environment.

Another older game that has some urban action is Firepower.

A modern one that comes to mind is Lock 'n Load: A Day of Heroes, which takes place in the city of Mogadishu.
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How about Tannhäuser?
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Worthington has Boots on the Ground which I think does this. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say how successful it is.
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engdy wrote:
Worthington has Boots on the Ground which I think does this. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say how successful it is.
I have never been in combat but for a simple game this one seems to work well for its topic. I have tried the game and I enjoy it quite a bit.

Phantom Fury is good, according to a friend who has played it.
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If you are interested in Pn'P games Splatball: Suburban Legend is a good one.
 
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It's a miniature-based game, but Tomorrow's War (second edition) (based on the Force on Force rules) does urban sci-fi combat well.
 
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Well... you can't really get more urban combat than Monsterpocalypse, but I doubt that's what you are looking for...



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On the other hand, this isn't what you are requesting but may be something you may find interesting: Space Infantry

 
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d3sp41r wrote:
Are there any good board games that simulate urban combat? I prefer a science fiction setting but any setting is fine. I know there are some tabletop games that do this but I have not seen a board game that does it. Any help is much appreciated!


I can't believe no one mentioned Earth Reborn yet! it's EXACTLY what you want, I think...
 
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Re: Urban Combat Board Game
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I can't believe no one mentioned Earth Reborn yet! it's EXACTLY what you want, I think...


Earth Reborn takes place in cramped interiors, so more Dungeon Crawl than Urban.

I'm going to throw out a crazy one (which I have never played, but ogled at the local bookstore as a kid):

Shadowrun: DMZ Downtown Militarized Zone

There is an unpunched copy on E-Bay for $25 plus shipping. It comes with lots of standees and like 16 different city maps. Worst case scenario (i.e, the game sucks) use the maps and counters with the Mutants and Death Ray Guns ruleset, which is $8 from Ganesha Games (PDF). (and if I had the money in my gaming budget I would do just that.)

Both of those may lean closer to tabletop than board game, but when you are looking at street-level combat, it just lends itself to mini gaming. Mutants and Death Ray Guns should be fairly light as far as mini games, though, and I thoroughly enjoy its older brother Song of Blades and Heroes.

Good Luck, and let us know what you decide on!

 
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Tannhäuser looks kind of cool but it has miniatures and lots of expansions which as a completionist would drive me insane.
Shadowrun: DMZ Downtown Militarized Zone and Mutants and Death Ray Guns look interesting so I am definitely going to look into those more.
Earth Reborn is not exactly what I was looking for but hey it looks like it might scratch the itch.
Monsterpocalypse is very urban granted but with the miniatures it's too tabletop for my taste.
Space Infantry is single player (although I did see an expansion that makes it two players) which does not work for me since I am looking for something that I can play with my family.
Tomorrow's War (second edition) and Force on Force also look cool but with the miniatures is again too tabletop for me.
Splatball: Suburban Legend does not look very interesting but as a print and play I will probably look into more, I might just be surprised by it.
Boots on the Ground and Phantom Fury look interesting but the low number of players make them less appealing.

Obviously I am extremely picky and it seems that urban combat based games tend to lean towards miniatures so that is going to be problematic o well. I appreciate everyone that gave suggestions I will definitely look into these more since my assessments were based on cursory glances at each of the products. Feel free to suggest others I like to have a lot of options.
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I've heard that FLAMES OF WAR is a good game. Its minis/tabletop for sure but I don't know what else you're going to get out if a boardgame. Perhaps ADVANCED SQUAD LEADER might be better?

I'm assuming that you want soldiers taking ground building by building like in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN or BLACKHAWK DOWN. That type of heavy tactical play is handled well with minis games and some "hard core" chit based games like ASL.

I don't think I personally know of anything else along those lines.
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d3sp41r wrote:
Shadowrun: DMZ Downtown Militarized Zone and Mutants and Death Ray Guns look interesting so I am definitely going to look into those more.


DMZ is gone from eBay; did you buy it already?!

Let me know how it is... I wanted those maps badly!
 
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I will have to take a look at Flames of War and Advanced Squad Leader. Yeah something along the lines of Saving Private Ryan or Blackhawk Down would be nice or maybe Company of Heroes although I can see this being quite a long shot maybe one of you fine people could design and publish such a game for me? I unfortunately was not the one who purchased DMZ otherwise I would for sure let you know how it is . Thanks everyone for your help I appreciate it.
 
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