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Martin Chudarek
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Hi Im new Im considering Antike II, Julius Caesar, Command And colours anthics And SPQR deluxe editio, I want to ask which oné would u recommend me or if even some different war game while Im mainly want to start collecting And playing since ancient times And its aswell my favorite historical period, thanx for any suggestions
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Michael McLean
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C&C Ancients would be a good starting place. It's easy to learn, fairly quick to play, and has a lot of expandability. You can move up to any of the others you named once you're comfortable with that one.
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Robert Stuart
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Looking over your game collection I would say to start with C&C Ancients (recommended above) or Julius Caesar. Both are excellent games. Which one depends on your interest & inclination. Ancients covers an individual battle but sacrifices 'realism' (but it's a lot of fun). Caesar covers an entire war -- the one between Julius Caesar and Pompey -- with a relatively simple set of rules.

 
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Rex Stites
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SPQR is by far the most complicated of the games you're asking about. If you're looking to ease your way into wargaming, I would start with C&C: A and then move to SPQR.
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Jaro Andruszkiewicz
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Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage - 10th best wargame ever published.

Germania Magna: Border in Flames - now on Kickstarter - a mean 2-4 player card wargame.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/germania-m...
 
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Mark
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I wouldn't write off AntikeII though. It's a map based euro that rewards aggressive play and has the feel of a light wargame.

Of the other wargames mentioned, stay away from SPQR or any of the games in the Great Battles of History. Too complex to start off with, especially if you don't know if you'll like wargames.

Either Julius Caesar or C&C: Ancients are good introductory level wargames, depending on your interests. If you want a strategic game that covers an entire war, go with Julius Caesar. C&C: Ancients is a tactical scale game, a much more abstract version of SPQR.
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Andy Daglish
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Antike II no
Julius Caesar no
Command And colours anthics yes but play on Vassal, internationally
SPQR deluxe no

Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage -- Avalon Hill 1st edition is best.

Polis: Fight for the Hegemony 2-player, or Quartermaster General – Victory or Death: The Peloponnesian War when its available retail [this month?], 4-player.

Successors (third edition)

http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?233@@.1dd6d36f/235!enclosur...


War of the Ring (second edition)...


 
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Andy Daglish
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monstrooper wrote:
C&C: Ancients is a tactical scale game, a much more abstract version of SPQR.

It follows the accepted academic tactical synthesis closely, which is a big reason for its success:
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Stephen Harper
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Hello, Martin.

I would suggest C&C Ancients as well, as a very good starting point. As a matter of fact, if you would like to try it in a VASSAL game, let me know.

Best regards.
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