Wargames I believe would work well in an Ipad format
Robert Ware
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In recent months I have avoided wargames by virtue of having work considerations of various sorts and living away from home. The existence of the game in tablet form would have been helpful to me and I have spent the past few months thinking on which games I have played would work best. Those which I have not included Pros and Cons for are games I do not own but still think would work.

Ideally this list should be for wargames, but feel free to add others if they are sufficiently war-related.
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1. Board Game: The American Revolution: Decision in North America [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:7347]
Robert Ware
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Pros for Ipad

Simple point to point system easy for fingers
Extra depth might be given to board-e.g. an info page for each square/names for battles that happened in the square etc.

Cons for Ipad

Points system might be required. Personally, I think the Continentals should have a handicap.
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2. Board Game: John Prados' Third Reich [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:4877] [Average Rating:6.39 Unranked]
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Avalanche Press are pulling this game off the shelves (http://www.avalanchepress.com/ThirdReichEnd.php), which in my view is a pity. The game, though it had its problems, was very enjoyable to play on Zuntzu (and easier to set up too!). I was also able to customise it (with the help of others) to suit my own interests and test my thoughts on the war.

Pros to an Ipad version:

Would help sort out scores.
In solo, can take control of one Alliance/Country
Might be customisable--Byzantine tanks/Republican Spain etc.
Can be easily merged with Third Reich's sister game on the Pacific.

Cons to an Ipad version:

Potential customers will probably prefer something along the lines of Hearts of Iron.
Vast game, which would lead to problems with the AI.
 
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3. Board Game: Ici, c'est la France! The Algerian War of Independence 1954 - 1962 [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:3869]
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Superb multi-dimensional game.

Pros for Ipad

Area system easy for fingers.
Fog of War helps realism when hunting the ALN.

Cons for Ipad

The torture rule is problematic, though realistic.
Potential the subject matter is still too political.
 
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4. Board Game: Red Dragon Rising: The Coming War With China [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:4758]
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Pros for Ipad:

Area and turn systems.

Cons for Ipad:

Political considerations re PRC
It is a bit out of date. Would need to update the Chinese OOB
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5. Board Game: Frederick's War: War of the Austrian Succession, 1741-48 [Average Rating:5.74 Unranked]
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Pros for Ipad

Simple for hands.
Capacity for greater depth to be given to board--i.e extra page.
Capacity for players to set their own scores (i.e. alter how they can get victory points as the game goes on)

Cons for Ipad

Might need expanding on the diplomacy front, as well as expanding the board to take into accounts other events (mainly the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745).
 
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6. Board Game: The Great War in Europe: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:3537]
Robert Ware
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Frankly it is a gut feeling that makes me think this monster would be great on Ipad. Played it constantly in my Gap year.

Also, might be good to offer control of different countries and groups, not to mention offer various custom pieces and rules (e.g. Australian conscription/Japanese Expeditionary Force).
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7. Board Game: The Toast of the Town [Average Rating:5.84 Unranked]
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Pros for Ipad:

Simple and dynamic game.

Cons for Ipad:

Game about rescuing civilians (or killing them) is always controversial.
 
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8. Board Game: Biafra! [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:11096]
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Pros for Ipad

Simple and fun game, like the American Civil War but smaller and in Nigeria.

Cons for Ipad

The subject matter is still controversial
 
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9. Board Game: Barbarossa: The Russo-German War, 1941-45 [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:8428]
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This worked well on Cyberboard.

Pros for Ipad:

Simple and focused on the Operational aspects of one campaign rather than WW2 as a whole (ie no complex naval conflict to think about)

Cons for Ipad:

The effectiveness of different units. How Finland is not included in the board.
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10. Board Game: Some Poles Apart: The Battle of the Westerplatte [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:12189]
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Pros for Ipad:

Simple system, small area-based map.

Cons for Ipad:

Limited troop types.
 
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11. Board Game: French Foreign Legion [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:12051]
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Pros for Ipad:

The game system.

Cons for Ipad:

Might be too complex for fingers. Would certainly need hexes to be large.
Dice system would have to be revamped.
 
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12. Board Game: The Sun Never Sets [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:8916]
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Same as French Foreign Legion
 
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13. Board Game: The Sun Never Sets volume II [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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Only played one scenario yet, but seems the same points as French Foreign Legion.
 
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14. Board Game: Liberia: Descent Into Hell – The Liberian Civil War 1989-1996 [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:8111]
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Pros for Ipad

The Game system.

Cons for Ipad.

The subject matter is very unpleasant, even by the standards set by other wars.
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15. Board Game: Unhappy King Charles! [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:1347]
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Again, gut feeling with this one.

Cards would have to be simplified.
 
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16. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: The East Front [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:5518]
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Pros for Ipad:

Can be easily expanded to take into account the different editions

Cons for Ipad:

very numbers heavy-would have to be simplified.
 
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17. Board Game: EastFront [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:1380]
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Pros: I think you could get the fog of war element without the "hassle" of blocks. Plus, using the iPad would allow designers to better customize their fog of war rules instead of relying on the tired 4 step rotation of the blocks.

Cons: Size of the map. I think it is hard to get an overall appreciation of the situation when you are only looking at a fraction of the board at any given time.
 
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