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This list is a support list for Tabletop Miniature Game plays per month generation. It includes the rules from Tabletop miniatures games by rank but allows miniatures games where the table is measured in squares or hexes but not areas or zones. Units should have some movement rules so that positioning within the board space is a main decision made each turn. The battles can be scenario based but should support a list building element and should be recognised as some type or conflict where all units can have some impact on the fighting and ideally where you can keep adding to your forces by buying more miniatures (either in upgrade packs or individually). The games are also force on force (regardless of the force size) rather than co-op or group onto one (so dungeon crawlers are out).

Game boards should be free movement between locations except for walls or terrain types. Battles where the board represents zones rather than a unique space for a limited amount of forces aren't included. This also includes corridor tile games, see Confined Corridor Combat for a list where I record those games. The games scale should feel tactical, large areas per space may feel more operational or strategic (and would often ignore line of sight of facing considerations).

This list is focused on wargames but I also include some sports games that are on an 'open' battlefield, have a player per space, resolve around conflict and have cool miniatures.

Games that come with meeples, cubes or miniatures that don't have a consistent scale (so dudes on maps, etc.) don't count even if they can be played with correctly scaled miniatures. Games that may be played as wargames but that isn't the normal mode of playing it are not included.

Feel free to add to this list. If an item is added here and already exists on the Tabletop list I'll remove it; if the added game belongs on the Tabletop list but isn't there then I'll move it. The contents of this list will be counted for plays each month.
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1. Board Game: Aeronautica Imperialis: Wings of Vengeance [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:7999] [Average Rating:7.91 Unranked]
Board Game: Aeronautica Imperialis: Wings of Vengeance
Aeronautica over hexes.

New box release in Aeronautica Imperialis: Skies of Fire
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2. Board Game: Aetherium [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:12150]
Board Game: Aetherium
I'm adding this game as reviews indicate it is very close between a proper table-top miniatures wargame except for the grid based map, but that is used for some interesting terrain effects as part of the cyberspace the game is played in.

Has an expansion in Aetherium: House Ikaru Core Collective
 
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3. Board Game: Arcane Warfare Excel: AWE10 – Field Battle Rules 300BC – 500 AD [Average Rating:10.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcane Warfare Excel: AWE10 – Field Battle Rules 300BC – 500 AD
A miniature game that does away with randomness.
 
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4. Board Game: Arena Games [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
Board Game: Arena Games
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Hex-based game of gladiatorial combat.
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5. Board Game: Arena: The Contest [Average Rating:8.80 Overall Rank:2414]
Board Game: Arena: The Contest
Turn based tactical wargame of player versus player. There is a PvE mode but I'll add the game anyway as I suspect PvP may get more plays. If it turns out to be the other way it may belong in my Confined Corridor list as closer to Imperial Assault with a skirmish mode attached to a dungeon crawl like game.
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6. Board Game: Aristeia! [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:1434]
Board Game: Aristeia!
Another futuristic blood bowl, that's not dreadball, but is set in the Infinity universe instead.
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7. Board Game: Battle Masters [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:3198]
Board Game: Battle Masters
Maybe not board constrained as floor constrained given it played out over a standard wargaming table space. The map represented terrain which had impact on movement, plus fortifications could be added. Units had different capabilities in combat and were all of the same scale (and nicely integrated into many of my early fantasy armies where they still serve to this day).
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8. Board Game: Battleball [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3050]
Board Game: Battleball
Another table-top board sports game.
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9. Board Game: BattleLore: Second Edition [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:264]
Board Game: BattleLore (Second Edition)
Hex based with flat terrain markers but does have an army composition component, a range of scale matched miniatures as default and expansions to expand the range of options for scenario.

Other items in the series include:

BattleLore

And a whole host of expansions across both versions.
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10. Board Game: Battles of Westeros [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:941]
Board Game: Battles of Westeros
Played in the same style as BattleLore (even built on the same game engine) and with tweaking of the scenarios by buying expansion boxes this game makes it way onto the list.

Expansions include:
Battles of Westeros: Wardens of the West
Battles of Westeros: Wardens of the North
Battles of Westeros: Lords of the River
Battles of Westeros: Tribes of the Vale
Battles of Westeros: Brotherhood Without Banners
Battles of Westeros: House Baratheon Army Expansion
 
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11. Board Game: Blitz Bowl [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:2035] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Board Game: Blitz Bowl
The smaller, faster, Bloodbowl variant.

Also a second season entry with Blitz Bowl: Season 2.
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12. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:379]
Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook
Blood Bowl, the classic fantasy sports game.

This includes the game and the add ons:

Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
Blood Bowl (Second Edition)
Blood Bowl
Blood Bowl: DeathZone
Blood Bowl: Death Zone
Blood Bowl (2016 Edition)

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13. Board Game: British vs Pirates: Volume 1 [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:8284] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Board Game: British vs Pirates: Volume 1
A seafaring miniature battle game, played on a modular board of hex maps. The test renders make the miniatures look sort of close to scale to each other.
 
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14. Board Game: Colonial Battlefleet: Core Rules [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Colonial Battlefleet: Core Rules
Hex based space ship battles.
 
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15. Board Game: Dawn: Rise of the Occulites [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:9770]
Board Game: Dawn: Rise of the Occulites
Hex based battle of Gumnut like creatures.
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16. Board Game: Deadzone [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:4294]
Board Game: Deadzone
The game uses squares for movement and ranges, but includes a 3D element where height is built into the game rules. The starter includes a couple of factions. The rules have been expanded in:

Deadzone: Nexus Psi – Campaign Book
Deadzone: Contagion – Campaign Set
Deadzone: Incursion – Campaign Book
Deadzone: Infestation
Deadzone (Second Edition)
Deadzone (Third Edition)
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17. Board Game: Dicing with Death: Tabletop Wargame Rules for Gladiatorial Combat [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Dicing with Death: Tabletop Wargame Rules for Gladiatorial Combat
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Gladiatorial game for 2-6 players that play on offset squares (functionally equivalent to hexes).
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18. Board Game: DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:2302] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Board Game: DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game
A sports game set in the Mantic's sci-fi universe.

Plenty of upgrades and options in teams.

DreadBall: Season 2
Dreadball: Season 3
Dreadball: KickOff
DreadBall Ultimate
DreadBall Xtreme

And whole new versions

DreadBall (Second Edition)
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19. Board Game: Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:2125] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
Board Game: Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr
A skirmish game that incorporates list building. Each miniatures set has the game rules, but the play enhances as you collect and mix sets.

Does use a square grid, and is diceless - using cards to add enhancements to the miniature's actions.

Other released sets that are large enough to contain the rules of the game:

Dungeon Command: Sting of Lolth
Dungeon Command: Curse of Undeath
Dungeon Command: Tyranny of Goblins
Dungeon Command: Blood of Gruumsh
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20. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3303]
Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures
Another Collectible Mini's Game, the skirmish rules come with a variable grid terrain map and list building elements.
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21. Board Game: Dust Tactics [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:2899]
Board Game: Dust Tactics
This applies to the original coffin box release and the smaller Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set release plus all of the early expansions. The game has continued through with Battlefront and now Dust Studios. Both of those versions include grid or gridless/free-form rules together and are represented in the main Tabletop Miniatures list.
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22. Board Game: The Edge: Dawnfall [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:1903]
From gallery of Awaken Realms
Recommended as a hex bases wargame for the skirmish mode.
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23. Board Game: ElfBall [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:10419]
Board Game: ElfBall
A fantasy sport game, played in hexes over a circle.
 
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24. Board Game: Endless: Fantasy Tactics [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Endless: Fantasy Tactics
Large scale miniatures on a 1" grid with complete creation control over the forces.
 
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25. Board Game: Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:3082]
Board Game: Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Firefly skirmish game played on a grid board.
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