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Subject: Which teensie-weensie, petite wargames do you want to master or be mastered by? rss

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Yeah--a spin-off from a couple other threads. This one for "capsule" games--or whatever they're calling the opposite of monsters these days.

Here's a GeekList to give you some ideas.
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I'm much more partial to small wargames than monsters. One thing I like about Lock 'n Load is that so many scenarios are pretty small.

I thought Waterloo 20 was pretty good. One of the three games I played followed historical lines quite well. Not quite my thing, but ...

Empires in America is a nice little States of Siege game.
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Gimme the "Peiper Quad" by ATO:

Paying the Peiper

A Dash of Peiper

Just a Peiper Dream?

The Bagged Peiper

Still waiting for some sort of sequel to tie this whole series up--guessing the title will be "The Pied Peiper" or something like that!
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Currently playing Roma Invicta? with my own homemade map and pieces.
Tightly balanced, with historically plausible options for both sides. thumbsup
 
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What could be teensie-weensier than Small World?

(I also quite like 2 de Mayo as a small game that seems to have a bit of subtlety to it)
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Patrick beat me to VPG's Waterloo 20, but I'd like to add Jena 20 and Battle for Moscow (second edition) (both of which can be picked up in C3i issues #23 and #25 respectively). These two are the quintessential gateway wargames IMHO. From those points, you can branch out into any tactical or operational/strategic wargame. Boo-yah!
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Strike Force One

It's what got me into this hobby in the first place.

Another small wargame, Napoleon at Waterloo, got a lot of folks into wargaming.
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Just picked up Zulus on the Ramparts!. Psyched to get into this one! I just recently discovered VPG -- looks like they have quite a few intriguing titles. Next on my list: Malta Besieged: 1940-1942.
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Low density is one thing I like about naval and air games. I'm in the midst of getting up to speed on Serpents of the Seas. Really like how it gives you the flexibility to choose between fleet actions and individual duels.
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Well, back in the day a wargame that just sort of re-surfaced was considered a mini-game - in fact it may have been the first mini-game from steve jackson?

Ogre - this got played solitare and ftf quite a bit. I still have my old copies of this as well as a newer version that came out in a box back in the 80's or 90's...

Just checked - yep - Microgame #1
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I think that one of the things that I like about tactical games in general is that they are 'scaleable'. Even the ancient Panzerblitz had some small scenarios as well as larger ones. And that doesn't count the mini-game scenarios that came out in The General - really small scenarios that I think were originally designed to be played at conventions.
 
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Well, back in the day a wargame that just sort of re-surfaced was considered a mini-game - in fact it may have been the first mini-game from steve jackson?

Ogre - this got played solitare and ftf quite a bit. I still have my old copies of this as well as a newer version that came out in a box back in the 80's or 90's...

Just checked - yep - Microgame #1


Yeah, I forgot about that one. A mini-masterpiece (as was its cousin by SPI, The Creature That Ate Sheboygan)!
 
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xmfcnrx wrote:
I am already master of my domain.

Perhaps not the wisest choice of reference on a thread with "teensie-weensie" in the title. Or did you just get out of the pool?
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Thanks for the link to my geeklist blush

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Thanks for the link to my geeklist blush

It's a good one. I keep it among my favorites.

 
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