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These are the next few wargames on my wish list. I'm going to do another list for impending Euro-Games, so please confine yourselves to wargames for this list if you are going to add an item. Thanks for your input!
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1. Board Game: Napoleon in Europe [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2909]
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OK, I'm a sucker for games with cool bitz and beautiful boards. This game certainly seems to have that in spades! But I've also seen a lot of negative comment regarding rules problems, then other posts saying the website FAQ has resolved the problems. Who's correct? It is something a practical cove like myself might tweak to make playable?
 
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2. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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Wow! It looks gorgeous! Could this be the one great Tolkien-inspired game that we've all been waiting for? Or is it swill wrapped in a candy-coated package? Let the controversy commence...
 
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3. Board Game: History of the World [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:597]
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Lots of nifty bits here. But critics have said it's attack and then attack again (which actually suits my style of play), while others say that victory is too dependant on a lucky card draw in the final turn(which doesn't suit at all)! What's the scoop here?
 
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4. Board Game: Circus Imperium [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:3877]
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I had such a riot playing this at Dragonflight that I'm hot to buy this and Circus Maximus too! Oops, I broke my own rule, it's not technically a wargame, but it's plenty violent. I'm gonna snipe some poor soul on eBay for this one.
 
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5. Board Game: Age of Napoleon [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1654]
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I haven't bought a hex and counter game in a Loooonnnnngggg time. Is it worth the seemingly exorbitant money?
 
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6. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:1037]
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Since my first hex and counter game was Afrika Korps, this seems a logical place to start my block-game collection?. Comments?
 
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7. Board Game: Divine Right [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2484]
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Another classic from yesteryear. But should I buy the anniversary edition instead?
 
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8. Board Game: Europe Engulfed [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:888]
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It's certainly grand scale, but does it take forever (10+ hours)? Adherents and detractors, let me hear from you!
 
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9. Board Game: Attack! [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:4457]
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Another Eagle Game, but is it afflicted with rules difficulties like some of their other titles? Is it Axis & Allies only better? Chime in, all.
 
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10. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:299]
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What makes this the highest rated block game on BGG? Is it just it's relative youth? Or something more? Cast your vote now!
 
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11. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Good, bad or indifferent? Is it too light for a veteran hex gamer?
 
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12. Board Game: Victory: The Blocks of War [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:3801]
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This one's apparently half-price, but is it the Kriegspiel of block-gaming? It kind of looks like it to me.
 
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13. Board Game: Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1016]
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How about this one? A good rendering of the history here?
 
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14. Board Game: EastFront [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:1339]
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Looks cool, but infinite expansions make me nervous. Convince me.
 
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