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Steve Arthur
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With high winds and 40C plus temperatures forecast it has been declared a day of extreme bushfire risk in my part of Australia today...this has got me thinking about which five games (5 only due to limited car space) from my collection I would take if we had to go at short notice...main (but not only) criteria of choice...replacability...

White Death

Crimea

Ardennes '44

The Three Days of Gettysburg (third edition)

The Third World War...all 4 of them because they're always physically kept together and don't take up a lot space as a group (not much more than 3DoG)...


Imagine disaster is about to overtake you...which 5 of yours would you pick if given the time?







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Probably these:

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition
Fire in the East
Scorched Earth
Axis & Allies Naval Miniatures: War at Sea (the entire collection, which is luckily in two Plano boxes with handles!)
Space Hulk (third edition)

My main criteria for picking these five are that they represent the games that would be hardest/most expensive to replace, and that I'd still care to play. Most of the rest of my collection is either a) easily replaced, b) not played much anymore, or c) not yet played, and so I could let them burn! On the other hand, the five I picked probably have a value of something in the neighborhood of $2,500 and are all good games!
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We had a fire evacuation here in the Oakland (CA) hills a few years ago. Nothing ever came of it but while my wife was running around crazy grabbing stuff I calmly picked up 2 MtG decks and my cigar humidor. My son and I played Magic during the 5 hours spent at my mother in laws house before the FD gave the all clear. Even had time for a smoke.

(edit, forgot the game)

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-- Operation Crusader: possibly the penultimate Afrika Korps operational/grand tactical level war-game....

-- Streets of Stalingrad (third edition): an amazing game of rich color, filled with substantive lessons about the urban battle....

-- The Siege of Jerusalem (second edition): this is my favorite ancients game ever made (and practically irreplaceable).

-- Empires in Arms: the classic monster game on the Napoleonic wars (also practically irreplaceable).

-- The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen: Probably my favorite monstergame of all time, ever. How much does this thing go for on e-bay these days? $500.00?
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(because I had it professionally painted - my painting skills suck)



I think those should keep me busy for a while!
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As hard as it would be to give up my games, and my many other collections (books, movies, CDs, comics, historical items, Doctor Who stuff, family heirlooms, etc.), my first thought would be to rescue my dog (assuming that my roommate and his GF don't also need my help to escape).
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I would probably grab my WW1 naval miniatures & rules, dice collection, copies of Empires in Arms, VG The Civil War, and AH Gunslinger (because those boardgames are out of print). But that would mean that thousands of dollars of other miniatures would get melted down. I shudder at the thought...

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World in Flames

This would not only be appropriate for the setting but would also count for all five games.
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Well I wish you luck, hopefully you won't have to evacuate.

I would take

Combat Commander: Europe & Combat Commander: Mediterranean, they're both packed in a travel bag already.

My meager Magic:TG collection, which I have packed in the bag I take to my regular game group.

RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 for solo play.

Here I Stand

Twilight Struggle, not positive on this one, I love it, but I could swap it out for Fighting Formations or Unhappy King Charles just as easily.

These, cover the gamut for me, All are games I love or really enjoy. Here I stand or Virgin Queen, will meet the I want to play but am Unlikely to find a willing group of sufficient size.
CC:E is a game I can solo, but am always lookign for a new partner.
RAF has two seperate solo games and a 2 player option. Here I stand also has a 2 player option, Bonus!
And M:TG is something that most people have played and is very easy to teach, can handle varying size groups and is for the most part, fun.

Chris


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Yikes! Save the high dollar items, or the sentimental favorites?

Guess I would grab:











Then I'd send the wife back in through the flames for:

Where Eagles Dare
Squad Leader
La Bataille de la Moscowa (third edition)
Carrier
And
The Battle for Normandy

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I'd have to take my classics:
PanzerBlitz
Panzer Leader
Tobruk
Squad Leader
Ambush
Civilization
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None, I'd get the hell out of Dodge. Wildfires scare the crap out of me.
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Really hard to pick just of of my CNS games, but if I had to, I think I'd go with The Sun of Austerlitz. The rest of my list of five, based mostly on cost/availability (but also on how much I like them), would be:

Axis Empires: Dai Senso!
Gaines Mill
History of the World
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Horus Heresy
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Atraxrobustus wrote:
With high winds and 40C plus temperatures forecast it has been declared a day of extreme bushfire risk in my part of Australia today...this has got me thinking about which five games (5 only due to limited car space) from my collection I would take if we had to go at short notice...main (but not only) criteria of choice...replacability...

White Death

Crimea

Ardennes '44

The Three Days of Gettysburg (third edition)

The Third World War...all 4 of them because they're always physically kept together and don't take up a lot space as a group (not much more than 3DoG)...


Imagine disaster is about to overtake you...which 5 of yours would you pick if given the time?









Why take just 5 ... When you can take them ALL!
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"Women and OCS first!"
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I'd cheat:

War in Europe
PRESTAGS Master-Pack
Napoleon's Last Battles
Battles for the Ardennes
Across 5 Aprils

5 games, which can break down into 24.

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I'd cheat too...

Wife looking in car boot...'Waaaaahhh..where are the family photos?!!!'

Me...'er..dunno..hey look!!..well I'll be..what a surprise!!!.. here are ALL my GMT games!!..it's a miracle!!'
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Atraxrobustus wrote:
With high winds and 40C plus temperatures forecast it has been declared a day of extreme bushfire risk in my part of Australia today...this has got me thinking about which five games (5 only due to limited car space) from my collection I would take if we had to go at short notice...main (but not only) criteria of choice...replacability...


Imagine disaster is about to overtake you...which 5 of yours would you pick if given the time?



Bushfires have been ongoing close by my area for a week or so. If a fire breaks out in my immediate area then I won't have the time to save luxury items. Women and children first.


If I have the chance for a mercy dash then I can pretty much fit them all into one car trip to store at a mates place.

The games in the mail will help begin my Next Generation games collection.

That leaves out most of the books though. Cr@p I'll have to tag the keepers tonight.



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Damjon wrote:
Atraxrobustus wrote:
With high winds and 40C plus temperatures forecast it has been declared a day of extreme bushfire risk in my part of Australia today...this has got me thinking about which five games (5 only due to limited car space) from my collection I would take if we had to go at short notice...main (but not only) criteria of choice...replacability...


Imagine disaster is about to overtake you...which 5 of yours would you pick if given the time?



Bushfires have been ongoing close by my area for a week or so. If a fire breaks out in my immediate area then I won't have the time to save luxury items. Women and children first.


If I have the chance for a mercy dash then I can pretty much fit them all into one car trip to store at a mates place.

The games in the mail will help begin my Next Generation games collection.

That leaves out most of the books though. Cr@p I'll have to tag the keepers tonight.






You can't beat good contents insurance...stay safe down there...I know Tassie's getting it bad
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Damjon wrote:
Women and children first.


A good idea. You need the bearers and porters to lug your stuff. I reckon a pre-schooler can manage about three GMT-sized games, or a dozen VPG pouches.

(And yes, with three preschoolers here, I have mentally assigned kids to games. Deary me...)

Spare a thought for the poor 'Ameritrashers' with their boxes of bits - large families, good neighbours, or difficult choices for them.
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Damjon wrote:
Atraxrobustus wrote:
With high winds and 40C plus temperatures forecast it has been declared a day of extreme bushfire risk in my part of Australia today...this has got me thinking about which five games (5 only due to limited car space) from my collection I would take if we had to go at short notice...main (but not only) criteria of choice...replacability...


Imagine disaster is about to overtake you...which 5 of yours would you pick if given the time?



Bushfires have been ongoing close by my area for a week or so. If a fire breaks out in my immediate area then I won't have the time to save luxury items. Women and children first.


If I have the chance for a mercy dash then I can pretty much fit them all into one car trip to store at a mates place.

The games in the mail will help begin my Next Generation games collection.

That leaves out most of the books though. Cr@p I'll have to tag the keepers tonight.




Keep safe, the fact that Tassie is having such bad bushfires suggests that it's going to be a long hot summer all over Australia.

I have no idea what games I'ld take maybe ASL stuff and what ever's to hand. A part of me likes the idea of starting a collection from the ground up, I could be a LOT more selective this time around. (My wallet hates this idea!)
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Moron Tom wrote:
I'd have to take my classics:
PanzerBlitz
Panzer Leader
Tobruk
Squad Leader
Ambush
Civilization
Cheater listed 6 games.
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princemousey wrote:
Moron Tom wrote:
I'd have to take my classics:
PanzerBlitz
Panzer Leader
Tobruk
Squad Leader
Ambush
Civilization
Cheater listed 6 games.


But Civilization isn't a wargame. I say it stays.
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