Least Favorite Wargame Army
Andrew Young
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With royalities and bows to David Dockter for his list "Favorite Wargame Armies" found here:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/55834/favorite-wargame-arm...


I liked David's list so it got me thinking about the reverse.

What sides in wargames do you dislike to play and why? Are they doomed from the beginning, are the boring, are they uninspiring?



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1. Board Game: The Napoleonic Wars [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1836]
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Austria.(in a 4/5 player game)

Austria can be nothing but a roadbump to France in most of the games. You have your work cut out for you with limited resources. Not so fun with this player count as you could be out of the game almost immediately.
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2. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:313]
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House Greyjoy.

I don't know... I just don't like my home capital being on an island in between Stark and Lannister. Makes me too nervous.
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The Romans.

Somewhat boring if you have a weak Etruscan/Samnite player.
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Playing as the French in the historical scenario is no fun, since pretty much their whole function in the game is to charge the British and be slaughtered.


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5. Board Game: Austerlitz [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:6368]
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The Austro-Russian player in this will be tearing his hair out trying to get his army to follow some orders, any orders, while the French centre carves up his force. Impossible for the Allies to win, unless a freak artillery accident kills Napoleon and all his subordinates in a conference. And probably not even then.


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6. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:946] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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The French - WWII. No soul. No chrome. No story. In any WWII game. Any.
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The Russians- You play the whole game getting beat on, always short of resources, hoping that the US will get their ass in gear fast enough before you lose your capital.You pretty much have to play the same way with Russia every game.
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8. Board Game: Breitenfeld [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:5365]
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If you are in a three player game and have the Saxons you may not last long.
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9. Board Game: Britannia [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:551]
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I know there is a color/army I hate to play in this one... I jsut can't think of it!!

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Army of the Potomac. More a function of the terrible leadership at the army level than of the troops themselves. Playing First Bull Run, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancelorsville etc as the Union is an exercise in frustration. So much strength, so little brains. Can't I win just one time?
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For me it's Germany that's the worst (although Italy and Austria-Hungary are not much better).

When you try negotiate with other players, they are actually drooling. Another time, everyone might be staring silently at the Ruhr.
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12. Board Game: A Victory Lost [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:964]
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The Soviet army in WW2 (in any game). To me, there's just nothing to like there. They're technically Allies, but really Stalin is the other Bad Guy. And until the latter part of the war, all the Soviets can do is provide a contrast to the high-tech tactical proficiency of the Germans.
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13. Board Game: Victory in the Pacific [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:1232] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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The Japanese in Victory in the Pacific. Many a long winded fan of this game has told about how the Japanese can when. There was even a play by play in the General Magazine regarding this. All I know is, I have played it many times and I haven't seen it.
 
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14. Board Game: Britannia [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:551]
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Playing the Belgae in Brittania.
 
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15. Board Game: Swords & Sorcery [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:4249]
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Ohio
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I never wanted to play the Empire in this game. They were the biggest, strongest, most boring, most sanctimonious power in the game, always trying to impose on the freedom-loving orcs, elves, dwarves, kronks, cultists, spiders, etc that lived in the Valley of Ararlve.

On the other hand, if the O.R.C. (Orcish Revolutionary Council - the Communist orcs) was in the game, THAT was who I wanted to play!
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