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A list of Card driven War games, of the kind started by Mark Herman with his We the People. Not card war games, but war games using maps and units, where events and battles are driven by cards. Up Front, Nuts! or Battlecards wouldn't qualify, for instance.
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1. Board Game: We the People [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1032]
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The Grandaddy of all Card Driven war games, I never played this one (darn). Mark Herman started the genre with this AH game.
 
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2. Board Game: For the People [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:712]
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One of my favorite ACW titles, this game is also by Mark Herman. An AH title picked up GMT.
 
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3. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:134]
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CDWG goes ancient. Another AH title whose popularity has survived the Hasbroing of AH.
 
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4. Board Game: Successors (second edition) [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:2397]
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CDWG stays ancient, but goes multiplayer. Richard Berg is the designer of this AH title.
 
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5. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:100]
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GMT's POG has a devoted following, and is suprisingly popular for a WWI title. Could be called the breakthroug design in the resurgence of CDWGs, in that the buzz around POG probably has encouraged others to use card driven systems.
 
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6. Board Game: World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:1211]
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CDWG comes to WWII in Europe. GMT again. Funny how long it took for the card driven game to get to that most popular of war game subjects, the Second World War. It's almost like the system was considered to "lite" for a serious WWII game.
 
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7. Board Game: Wilderness War [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:572]
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GMT takes CDWG to the Seven Year's War.
 
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8. Board Game: The Napoleonic Wars [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1805]
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GMT does multiplayer strategic Nappy.
 
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9. Board Game: Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648 [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2394]
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GMT takes CDWG to the Thirty Years War.
 
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10. Board Game: Age of Napoleon [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1658]
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This game is one of my current favorites. Two player strategegic level card driven Napoleonic Wars, pretty simple to grasp, and under three hours playing time. The components are extremely nice.
 
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11. Board Game: Battle Cry [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:615]
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Ok, so it's lite, lite, lite. Who cares, it's fun, and yep, the cards drive the game.
 
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12. Board Game: Soldier Kings [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:5001]
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The Seven Years War, again. CDWGs seem to flourish in some of the less traditionaly popular war game subjects.
 
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13. Board Game: Soldier Emperor [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:8225] [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked]
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More Stat Nappy, driven by cards.
 
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14. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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While there are othe Command&Colors games out there (a Nappy and WWII version from Europe spring to mind) I am going to just include the upcoming M44 because it is a Richard Borg game, proper, and it looks to be a blast!
 
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15. Board Game: Sirocco [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:10262]
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Although not a great game, this was one of the first card driven wargames that I owned.
 
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16. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:374]
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The "Squad Leader" card game. But faster and more fun.
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17. Board Game: Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:4947]
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Light quick playing wargame from Phalanx
 
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18. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:300]
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Since you've already verged from the CDW in the We the People family, we may as well include this game. It's card-driven in a different but equally valid sense.
 
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19. Board Game: Shifting Sands [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:1773]
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Shifting Sands is a point-to-point movement, card driven game based on the World War II African campaigns of 1940-1943.
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20. Board Game: Wellington [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:2109]
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This one is from the designer of The Napoleonic Wars. It uses the same system and covers the campaigns in Spain and Portugual between 1812 and 1814. For up to four players.
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21. Board Game: RAF [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1720]
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This solitaire game of the Battle of Britain is card-driven with card decks covering Events, Attacking Forces and suspected targets.
 
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22. Board Game: Hellas [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2281]
Gregory Smith
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This game meets your criteria, as it has a map, units, and the battles are determined partly by card play. It may be the smallest of the card driven wargames.
 
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23. Board Game: Major Campaigns of General Douglas MacArthur [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:10219]
Alfred Wallace
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Not exactly the same thing as the We the People family of games, but still card-driven. Each player gets a deck of cards which dictate how many movement points you get for your forces every turn. If you ever wondered how Sid Sackson would do a wargame, this is your answer...
 
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24. Board Game: Sword of Rome [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:846]
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About to be available for WBC 2004.
 
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25. Board Game: Totaler Krieg! [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:2410]
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I think this qualifies
 
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