Weird Wargames!
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This list is all about historical wargames with a twist.

What belongs here are hex and counter or tabletop wargames mixed with freakish creatures, mechas, aliens, monsters and so on.

The games should include "historical" units from WW1, WW2, modern or something in between.
So, no pure sci-fi games.
Also fantasy games don't belong here.
If orks, elves or dragons fight against modern tanks it's ok though.

Feel free to add.

Edit:
I've deleted various entries:

Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie
It's really pretty weird, but not the typical wargame I had in mind.

Rivets
The game looks cool, but it's pure scifi.

Elves Under Hoof
Also cool, but no 'historical' units.

Globbo!
???

Valkenburg Castle
Though with some WW2 infantry squads, it's more on the fantasy game side.

Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner
There are historical characters involved but somehow it lacks the war aspect.

Edit2: I won't delete entries anymore.
But please try to add only wargames or conflict simualtions according to the premises above.
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1. Board Game: The Creature That Ate Sheboygan [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2625]
Kent Reuber
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Like this one? Tanks vs. the big monster.
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2. Board Game: Nuklear Winter '68 [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:2277]
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This upcoming game is a prime example.
Nato forces mixed with nazis and a mysterious faction, the black hand (lords of mutated creatures).
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3. Board Game: Secrets of the Third Reich [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:6953]
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Weird WW2 tabletop game with panzer mechas, werewolves, Vampires, drug enhanced super-soldiers, psychics and zombies.
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4. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:682]
 
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The redesign also belongs here.
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5. Board Game: Desert Storm: The Mother of All Battles [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:8302]
J.L. Robert
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Time to trundle this game back out once more.

Let's see the Coalition forces take on this baby!

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6. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:949]
Andrew Hodkinson
Canada
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I'm not sure this fits and partly because it is so weird. Its historical basis seems to be the American Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) that caused a communist-led invasion of the US from the three corners of the globe (Canada remained neutral).

While many of the armies are typical tabletop wargame pieces (except for the hover tanks) what is really weird is the right-wing bias on the American reinforcement cards. Such as "Survivalist Partisan bands close Mountain passes" or "The N.R.A. organizes a rebel training camp".


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7. Board Game: War in the Ice [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:5387]
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Great list!!

I seen this on E-Bay the other day.

A future history simulation of a limited scale war for the energy resources of Antarctica between the world’s superpowers. A special scenario pits the Subterrans, a cryogenically frozen race from prehistory, against modern forces. The desperate isolation of small units battling in desolation across a massive, cold wasteland is captured on a comprehensive map of Antarctica.
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8. Board Game: 4th Reich [Average Rating:4.46 Overall Rank:10591]
Jeff Watts
United States
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Tennessee
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The 4th Reich Ubermen fight off the Slavic Zombie hoards from the east. A weird, politically incorrect game.
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9. Board Game: Monsters Menace America [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:2440]
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A giant, monster slug fest where every player gets to control a branch of the military and a giant monster. Each player uses his military forces to weaken their opponent's monsters and then at the end there is a big monster brawl, where the winner of the game is the monster who defeats all the others in personal combat.
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10. Board Game: Nuke Norway Now [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Magnus Nyberg
Sweden
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Well this is STRANGE. Sweden invading Norway is like the US invading Canada.

And with Nukes!
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11. Board Game: Oktobermessed! Zombie Rules for ASL [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Zombies and Advanced Squad Leader.
A perfect match.
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12. Board Game: Space Nazis from Hell [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Nazis? Check.
Weird? Check.
Wargame? Check.
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13. Board Game: Time Tripper [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:5390]
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Vietnam era squad fight against dinosaurs, hell's angels and flesh eating plants.
How cool is that!?
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14. Board Game: Zombie Pak 1 [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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More ASL and more Zombies.
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15. Board Game: Air War: Modern Tactical Air Combat [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:10804]
Andrea Angiolino
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There are two "Odd Scenarios": the image on the left refers to "ST.George Aloft" (F-105's versus the Dragon), but there is also a "Chariots Of The Gods" one with UFOs.
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16. Board Game: Sopwith [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:4354]
Andrea Angiolino
Italy
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Giant robots (leftmost counter in the picture) are provided for weird scenarios.
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17. Board Game: Oh No, There Goes Tokyo! [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:5542]
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From the game's description:
Oh No, There Goes Tokyo! is a multi-player combat game in which each of 2-4 players controls a segment of Tokyo under attack by the dreaded Godran, Self-Appointed Emperor of Monsters. Players must protect their areas from the rampaging monster by deploying units of the national guard while at the same time evacuating tasty populace units. As key production units in each sector are destroyed by Godran, the players’ resources dwindle. Perhaps only a hastily-developed super weapon can save the day!

-R
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18. Board Game: UFO Interception: Rhineland 1945 Boxed Set [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Stephen Meyers
United States
Frederick
Maryland
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Now this is a good one, historical and sci fi
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19. Board Game: Iron Warriors [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
 
Stephen Meyers
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And this one ....
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20. Board Game: CULLODEN: The Last of The '45 [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Michael B
Canada
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Perfectly normal battle of Culloden 1746, except for the optional appearance of the Loch Ness Monster.
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21. Board Game: Gear Krieg Wargame [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked]
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Here's another tabletop game.
Alternate WW2 history with mechas.
It has many expansions.
Has anyone more experience with it?
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22. Board Game: Deadlands: The Great Rail Wars [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:5166]
Paul DeMartino
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The miniatures game with the Deadlands roleplaying game background.

Short take: The Civil War drags on, largely because Jefferson Davis has been killed and replaced with a doppelganger. On the bright side, Abraham Lincoln has also returned from the dead to hunt the supernatural.

Meanwhile, six rail companies vie to be the first to lay a transcontinental line. In a nutshell:

1) The Union-backed faction;
2) The Confederacy-backed faction;
3) A kung-fu fightin' Chinese warlord;
4) A steampunk mad genius;
5) A powerful voudon;
6) A coven of witches

The normal Deadlands critters also show up: Vampires, werewolves, zombies...especially zombies.
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23. Board Game: This Quar's War [Average Rating:8.71 Unranked]
Giles Dorrington
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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If you don't mind the odd miniatures game in the list, this one should definitely get a mention.

WW1; only with bipedal anteaters (I kid you not, & to top it all it's got the makings of a fine game) shake
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24. Board Game: The War of the Worlds [Average Rating:6.30 Unranked]
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It takes place around 1900, but the WWI technology is there, if possibly a bit obsolete.

It's based on the H.G. Wells novel: the Martians invade and attack the strongest city or Earth (London -- told ya it was based on around 1900). The humans fight back.

Great game! Hard to find, though.
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25. Board Game: Dust [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1399]
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This would fulfill the requirements.
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