Non--Fantasy Games with Individuals as the Units
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Whew! Like that title? It reminds me of some horrible science article or Master's thesis title. Anyway, the gist is that you have a person or two or three as your unit(s). But no fantasy stuff, simply because that would balloon the list into the hundreds.

Games that give you that feeling like you're there are the ones that I'm really interested in.
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1. Board Game: Ambush! [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:675]
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Perfect example. Get soldiers with a few simple stats, outfit them the way you want, and kick some butt. Gives you a great "feel" for being in the grunt's shoes (although they are more like movie grunts in this game - lots of heroics).
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2. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1738]
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Doesn't really feel like individuals. The units could just as easily be squads.
 
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3. Board Game: Gunslinger [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1529]
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Cool game. I'd like to see a more streamlined version come out. You can feel the pain when you're shot.
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4. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:430]
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Not the greatest game ever, but again, it does a nice job of making you feel like you're there killing bugs.
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5. Board Game: Gladiator [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:3503]
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Fits the list, but it doesn't seem to give me that feeling like I'm there. Not sure why...maybe it's just a bit boring and clunky. I like the character stats, though.
 
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6. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:680]
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You can't find a much smaller individual than an amoeba...
 
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7. Board Game: Blue Max [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1645]
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And almost all the games at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
Always loved to be the Red Baron... Or to have the chance to meet him on the opposite side!
 
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8. Board Game: Platoon [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:8108]
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Never played, but it should fit.
 
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9. Board Game: Firepower [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:4414]
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I lost when my grenade rolled back down the hill to me....
 
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10. Board Game: Asteroid [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:6387]
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One side is the heroic group of adventurers trying to shut down the asteroid, the other are the robots that are defending the asteroid as it plummets toward Earth. My favorite part are the rules concerning Sasha, the dog.
 
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11. Board Game: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1622]
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The crew of the spaceship Znutar is fighting for their lives against those Awful Green Things. Ook, ook!
 
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12. Board Game: Snapshot [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:7555]
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Man to man combat aboard spaceships. Designed for use with Traveller, it's also a stand-alone game.
 
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13. Board Game: Sniper! (first edition) [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:5442]
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Man to man city fighting, featuring plotted actions for simultaneous moves.
 
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14. Board Game: Patrol! [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:8158]
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Man to man combat outside of cities. A sequel to Sniper.
 
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15. Board Game: Swashbuckler [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:3685]
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You can fight in a tavern or on the decks of two ships (a simplified boarding action). Plotted actions for simultaneous movement, this game is designed for more than two players.
 
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16. Board Game: Adventurer [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:9181]
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Sequel to Swashbuckler, this also featured tavern fights and ship-to-ship boarding actions. Only the setting this time was science fiction (can you say, Star Wars without the licensing?).
 
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17. Board Game: Cry Havoc [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2418] [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked]
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I'm not familiar with this game, but I just ran across it and it looks like it fits the bill.
 
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18. Board Game: Close Assault [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:7351]
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19. Board Game: Broadsides and Boarding Parties [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:4159]
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20. Board Game: Battle Cry! [Average Rating:6.26 Unranked]
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"Battle Cry! is a man-to-man wargame covering infantry battles on a tactical level between US Marine units and the Imperial Japanese army units. The scale is 10 metres from hexside to hexside and each counter represents a single infantry."
 
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21. Board Game: Combat [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
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"A tactical wargame featuring American and German Infantry in the setting of the Western Front of World War II. Each unit represents one man, one support weapon, or one tank. The battles take place on terrain representing areas from France, Belgium, and beyond into the Reich."
 
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22. Board Game: H-Hour [Average Rating:6.22 Unranked]
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"A game of man-to-man urban combat in World War II featuring German, Russian, and American forces. Each turn is fifteen seconds and each square is 10 feet across."
 
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23. Board Game: Last Battle: Twilight – 2000 [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:11853]
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From the back of box: "World War III. Every nation on Earth has been drawn into a global contest. What is different this time is the sophisticated technology of the tanks, aircraft, personal weapons, and particularly the nuclear missiles.
Last Battle is the ultimate simulation of immediate post-holocaust warfare. Tattered remnants of armies fight for survival in war-ravaged Europe. Cities have been leveled; entire armies have been destroyed; governments have fallen. Small groups of soldiers, separated from their chain of command and supply lines, rely on training and what remains of their sophisticated weapons to fight the last battle."
 
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24. Board Game: Iron Cross [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:13584]
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"Iron Cross is a man-to-man wargame covering infantry battles, on a tactical level, between German and Soviet forces in Russia during 1941-42. The game was first published in Strategy & Tactics magazine (#132)."
 
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25. Board Game: Battle Hymn [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:2221]
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"Battle Hymn is a solitaire game of combat, adventure, and heroism in the Pacific during World War II. Using the revolutionary programmed paragraph approach pioneered in the Ambush! game system, Battle Hymn gives you a squad of American Marines and challenges you to fight your way through a variety of Missions against a deceptive and ever-changing Japanese foe. Unexpected events and innumerable tactical options offer virtually endless solitaire enjoyment, and the easily learned rules start even relatively inexperienced players on their first Mission quickly. Select you squad, arm them, and choose their Mission . Move your men out, advancing them as you wish, until something triggers an Event - until a peaceful walk in the steaming jungle turns out to be a fight for your life!"
 
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