This is the subdomain for wargames.
"A wargame (also war game) is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wargaming). However many wargames cover political and strategic choices. They can simulate historical, fantasy, near future or science fiction themes.
A wargame can be played on a board with counters, with cards or/and with miniature figures.
Also see "Wargame" for a discussion of the three levels of historical conflict simulations or wargames, and much more: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamecategory/1019/wargame .
All Wargames magazines are listed and detailed at Game magazines page.
Wargames on BGG are ranked: rank list.
See also the Wargamer's Guide to Wargaming Geeklists, a repository of geeklists holding special interest for wargamers.