Wargames with Small Maps (add)
Luke Sineath
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The 'standard' map size for wargames is 22" X 34". However, this isn't exactly small, and I certainly can't imagine busting one out at the coffee shop, however low the counter density or quick the gameplay. So what are some good wargames with smaller maps? I can't think of too many myself, so I'm hoping you'll add some. I'm looking for real wargames with plenty of complexity and depth, not mere introductory wargames.

And PLEASE NOTE that I'm not looking exclusively for micro-games, just games smaller than standard.
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This old chestnut certainly fits the category.
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Has geomorphic maps that are aprroximately 8"x22.
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11" X 17" maps here, and quick play to boot!
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29. Board Game: Victory in Normandy [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:3347]
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Indianapolis
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22" x 17"
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31. Board Game: Leningrad [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:3531]
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A cute little SPI game with an 11" X 17" map.
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32. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Airborne (Introductory Edition) [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:4190]
George Haberberger
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Rochester
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Panzer Grenadier's introductory game, Airborne, only has one 11x17 map. It's not the cheapest way to get in to PG (they have a free print and play demo), but you can get American paratroopers for under $20.
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33. Board Game: Beda Fomm [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:4205]
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Indianapolis
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Most of the GDW Series 120 games must be about this size, but this is the only one I have.
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34. Board Game: Beda Fomm [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:4205]
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One of Designers Workshops 120 series of which all had small maps.

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35. Board Game: Eagles Of The Empire: Preussisch-Eylau [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:4298]
Lance Wilkinson

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Another game with a 22x17" map. This one seems to have taken a beating in the ratings...with basically one scenario, you probably won't want to play it over and over. However, I enjoyed it.
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36. Board Game: Imperator [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:4411]
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Indianapolis
Indiana
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Most Vae Victis games are this size (A2?)
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37. Board Game: Defiant Russia: 1941, The War Against Nazi Aggression [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:4395]
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Am I going overboard here?

Avalanche has some games of mixed quality featuring (mostly) 22x17 maps...best received has been Defiant Russia..
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38. Board Game: Arcola: The Battle for Italy, 1796 [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4490]
Elwyn Darden
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Richmond
Virginia
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The small mapboard even includes the unit displays for each commander rather than burdening you with another sheet or two of paper. (As with Battles of the Hundred Days). The game map is practically cut out of the 3 map Bonaparte in Italy. The game is fun and interesting in its own right, but also serves as a good introduction to Kevin Zucker's Campaigns of Napoleon system.
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39. Board Game: Arcola: The Battle for Italy, 1796 [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4490]
Colonel Williamson

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Small map. Operational Studies Group.

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40. Board Game: 1941 [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:4684]
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GDW

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41. Board Game: ¡Arriba España! [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:4743]
Jamie Graham
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Philadelphia
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The mapboard being approx. 11 x 18, you can not only play it in a a coffee shop, but you may also attract some intrigued left-wingers (speaking as a self-described "left-winger") as I did when I played this in a coffee shop in West Philadelphia (Philly's "Anarchist Ghetto").

However, one guy was actually offended that someone would make a game out of a "historical tragedy," but I guess one could apply this criticism to just about any wargame. I told him that if he didn't like it, he just shouldn't play it.

I also found out that the SCW can still start an argument between anarchists and communists, as a few RCPers (Revolutionary Communist Party) watching the game got into it with some of the anarchist spectators over who lost the war for the Republicans! (Whoa! No more double expressos for this guy!)

I should play more wargames in public areas!
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42. Board Game: Little Round Top [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4927]
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Raytown
Missouri
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The very game that came to mind when I saw the title of this list. The whole game is much smaller than your average Avalon Hill game box.

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43. Board Game: Unconditional Surrender! Case Blue [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:4922]
Salvatore Vasta
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Woodstock
Virginia
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It's a Print-n-Play game, but the map is 8.5" x 11".

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44. Board Game: Close Assault [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:5033]
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Oner of the Bookcase Series of Games by Yaquinto where the cover is the map. Maps are around 25"-12"

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45. Board Game: 1940 [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:5307]
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Small Map. GDW 120 series.

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46. Board Game: Turning the Tables [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:5414]
John Buse
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Indianapolis
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22" x 17" but with small hexes, so the play area's probably about the same as its cousin Von Manstein's Backhand Blow
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47. Board Game: Harvest of Death: The Second Day at Gettysburg [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:5813]
Lance Wilkinson

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This S&T game is another one with an 11x17 map...though you can kind of tell from the image that the playing area isn't close to that size.

It focuses on the 2nd day of Gettysburg, Union left flank...I haven't been able to win as the CSA.

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48. Board Game: Hundred Days Battles [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:6120]
HMS Iron Duke
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Bartlett
Tennessee
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The Avalon Hill version is very small. The map is probably 8.5x11.
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49. Board Game: Paul Koenig's D-Day: The Canadian Beach [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:6252]
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50. Board Game: Caesar's Wars: The Conquest of Gaul, 58-52 BC [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:6327]
Michael B
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Ontario
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Mini-game with 40 counters and a 11" x 17" map.
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