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Felix Rodriguez
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This is a list of games that feature some sort of stronghold with one side trying to hold it and a second side surrounding it to take. This tends to make for interesting strategies where you try to spread your forces around hoping to find a weak spot (or to plug all weak spots).

Feel free to add to this list as I could only find so many.
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1. Board Game: Doom of the Eldar [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:3573]
Felix Rodriguez
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Somerville
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The stronghold here happens to be a space ship. This IMHO is a pretty good game marred by one horrible error: The variable game length decides more of the game than any strategic decision you might have.

I really like this game otherwsie, so I'm on a quest to find the best replacement that doesn't have such a horrible flaw.
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2. Board Game: Victoria Cross [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:2497]
Felix Rodriguez
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Somerville
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I've never played Victoria Cross, but it looks interesting. Dead Zulu forces come back pretty fast which allow for attacks that rapidly shift sides as they collapse. I've heard that balance is an issue with this game.
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3. Board Game: Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:6179]
Felix Rodriguez
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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Worthington Games second entry. Alamo adds the fact that the outside forces are so strong that the stronghold is inevitably lost. How long you can hold and how many casualties can you inflict before that happens is the game.
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4. Board Game: The Siege of Alesia [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:3212]
L Myrick
United States
Pasadena
California
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Caesar surrounds Alesia and is then attacked by the Gauls from outside his own encampment-rings within rings.
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5. Board Game: Siege of Paris [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Felix Rodriguez
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Somerville
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Don't know much about this, and there isn't much in the database for what is probably the oldest of this type of game. It looks like a distilled version of the mechanic with an abstract looking board and a square stronghold in the exact middle.
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6. Board Game: Besiege [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
Felix Rodriguez
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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A Card game version of the mechanic.
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7. Board Game: Zombie Plague [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2147]
Jon Cormier
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Just in time for Halloween. One player is barricaded in a home while the other tries to eat their tasty, tasty brains.zombie

One player is trying to barricade the home and find the car keys to make a speedy escape. The other player just throws hordes of the walking undead at the stronghold. It's also free for download from what I can tell.
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8. Board Game: Siege [Average Rating:4.93 Unranked]
Felix Rodriguez
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Somerville
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A Second card game on the subject.
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9. Board Game: Siege!: The Game of Siege Warfare, 50 AD-1400 AD [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Felix Rodriguez
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Sadly, Out of print. This game features different maps for different castles as well as a method of designing your own castles for besieging.
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10. Board Game: Siege [Average Rating:4.79 Unranked]
Felix Rodriguez
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Anyone notice a theme? It seems that the designers of this type of game are big fans of naming them the same name over and over again.

This is Milton Bradley's take. It looks simple and plays fast, as expected for a mainstream publisher.
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11. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:192] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
Joseph Crockett
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Bridgewater
Virginia
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Someone was eventually going to add this. Certain maps can be arranged into siegelike conditions (esp. with addition of castle pieces. Don't know if this fits into what you were looking for.
 
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12. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:931]
Joseph Crockett
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Even with that caveat, however, this game deserves mention!

 
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13. Board Game: Caesar at Alesia [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1463]
Felix Rodriguez
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The Alesia conflict is definitely very interesting as its a siege within a siege.
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14. Board Game: Siege [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
Akke Monasso
Netherlands
Aalten
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This is one called, surprisingly, Siege.
It's a expansion to Cry Havoc that can be played stand-alone.
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15. Board Game: Alexander at Tyre [Average Rating:6.82 Unranked]
Mark Mahaffey
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Columbia
South Carolina
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Game of Alexander's brilliant siege of Tyre. He took that city by pure will. (Ezekiel 26-28) My map of the city for another game: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/121385
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16. Board Game: The Siege of Jerusalem (second edition) [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1547]
Mikko Moisio
Finland
Tampere
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Do not forget the classical siege classic.

Exellent session threads with pics going on just now BTW...
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17. Board Game: The Art of Siege [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
Don Weed
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Clemmons
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Suprized that nobody has aded this one. Four sieges ranging from Alexander the great to the crusades. Good rating for a war game and one of the more popular SPI quads from long ago.
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18. Board Game: Triumph & Glory: Battles of the Napoleonic Wars 1796-1809 [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:3375]
Hunga Dunga
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Portland
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The first scenario in this box is Raab, June 14, 1809, where Napoleon's son, Prince Eugene, has to stop Prince John's Army of Inner Austria from going to Wagram.

This ends up being a seige (and rout) of the town of Kismegyar.

Clash of Arms is slated to come out with a more detailed version of this battle next year.
 
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19. Board Game: French Foreign Legion [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:4945]
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Defending a fort against Bedouins. Be careful with that dynamite!
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20. Board Game: Ancient Fortress Siege [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Jon
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here's one with many three-dimentional figures.
 
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21. Board Game: The Siege of Minas Tirith [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
Alexander Meyer
Germany
Hamburg
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Not soure if you want fictitious sieges on your list.
This one is a fantasy classic, though.
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22. Board Game: Jerusalem 1099 [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Alexander Meyer
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Hamburg
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The army of the first crusade versus the Fatimids.
 
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23. Board Game: Stand at Mortain [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:6987]
Clark D. Rodeffer
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Ann Arbor
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The allied player has to survive for six turns without letting too many German units exit off the western edge of the board. There are hills and urban spaces that help the allies hold their ground, but those panzers keep pounding away.
 
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24. Board Game: Zürich 1799 [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:4086]
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This game covers Masséna's great victory at the battle of Zurich in 1799. The French have to take Zurich (Switzerland) defended by the Russians... One of the best game in the "Jours de Gloire" battle serie imo...
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25. Board Game: Valkenburg Castle [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:7978]
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this definitely fits the criteria. don't know how fun it is, but it sounds kind of fun.
 
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