My 2014 Wargaming Resolutions
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Like many gamers I know, I have far too many unplayed games. My collection numbers 400-500 at this time, although I am currently unloading them at a slightly faster pace than I am acquiring them. I have a few eurogames (Dominant Species being one of my very favorite games), and a fair number of ameritrash games, but I have come to realize in the last few years that I am a wargamer. With that in mind I have decided to list the 15 wargames that I WILL play at least once this year. I know that I will be getting in at least 20 games of Combat Commander and the COIN games without difficulty. This list was made to motivate myself to solo each one of these games at least once, then comment on my experience and to generate a conversation.
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1. Board Game: 2nd Fleet [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:2080]
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I want to try a modern naval conflict game and this appears to be many peoples' favorite of the Fleet series.
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2. Board Game: Blood & Roses [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:2991] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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I don't have this yet, but soon. Tactical is my favored scale, and the War of the Roses fascinates me. Also supposed to be fairly easy to learn, fast to play and a good solo experience.
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3. Board Game: Breakout: Normandy [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:941]
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This is a game I have played.....many years ago with the AH version. My AH version left me after the great flood of 2004, but I had fond memories of it. I really enjoy the area impulse games, and had an opportunity to pick this up recently, so I NEED to play it.
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4. Board Game: Burma [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:2096]
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I want to dip my toe in the OCS pool. This game is easy to acquire, affordable and seems like a good place to start.
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5. Board Game: Crown of Roses [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:4628]
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I almost got a solo game of this completed, but unfortunately someone left the door open to my spare bedroom/gameroom and the War of the Roses was obliterated by the War of Clover (one of my cats). I was thoroughly enjoying the game and made up a slough of player aids which sped up the game considerably (off board numbered army holding boxes with corresponding numbered cylinders on the board in each players color, cubes in each players color to mark their home provinces, cubes in each players color to mark which noble belonged to which house etc). I am anxious to try again with the updated rules.
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6. Board Game: Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 [Average Rating:8.44 Overall Rank:2314]
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I love CDGs. I need to learn how to play Paths of Glory. This will be a good starter for the PoG style of CDG play. I have no difficulty soloing CDGs, so that is not an issue. The conflict is fascinating and the historical notes in this game are some of the BEST in any of my wargame collection.
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7. Board Game: The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:1615]
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I've had this in shrink since it was first published. I love MG games. Just the physical size and scope of this game has been daunting though. For 2 years now I've been debating - sell for a mint or play? I finally decided to play. I've cracked it open and have clipped/sorted about half the chits. Wish me luck.
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8. Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:741]
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I know, I know. But it just looks so damn good. I have the mounted board and the all counters from the C3i s. And it's from Mark Herman, who could make tic-tac-toe a brilliant game.
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9. Board Game: The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:1287]
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This is the game that prompted me to make the list. I've owned this game for quite a long time, but not played. Like many on the list, I would find myself reading the rules and setting up, but not playing. By the time I got to the point of being able to play, I was 'tired' of the game. I am a perfectionist and have the tendency to need to correct all the errata, study the FAQ, and know EXACTLY how to play before I start. NOT THIS TIME.
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10. Board Game: The Korean War [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:2162]
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I am fascinated by this conflict. Lots of opportunity for attacking and defending on both sides. I have heard nothing but good things about this game, and VG have by far the best rule books I have ever read. Their ratio of good games to crap games is outstanding as well.
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11. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:100]
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I need to play this game. It just looks so good. The rules just sap my ambition though. The exceptions and special rules just scare me. This is definitely a game I need to learn from someone, or more likely, just set up and play-rules errors be damned.
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12. Board Game: Saints in Armor [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:2666]
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Not an era I'm familiar with, or even that interested in. This is a game that I bought for the game system. The system looks awesome. Tactical, easy to solo, innovative. I have P500'd This Accursed Civil War because of the system and ... it's ECW!
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13. Board Game: Stonewall Jackson's Way II [Average Rating:8.46 Overall Rank:2828] [Average Rating:8.46 Unranked]
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I was able to get in a few games of GCACW at BGG Con 2013, and what a revelation. The maps are exquisite and the gameplay was outstanding. It helps that I had 2 excellent teachers at the Con.
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14. Board Game: To The Last Man! [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:3441]
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I preordered this game from Nuts, but have yet to play it. It is a grand strategy game at a size I can deal with. I know very little about WWI, so this and PoG should stimulate enough curiosity to get me to read more about it.
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15. Board Game: Unhappy King Charles! [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:1317]
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I've had this for a while but it is unplayed. However, since playing Cruel Necessity I am totally jazzed to play a more detailed game of the ECW. And its a CDG.
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