Historic Maps as Gameboards
boyce mcclellan
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As an avid Graphic Designer and a lover of wargames, I can say that I have bought a number of games based on the board artwork alone. But some of my favorites inclue the following. Feel free to add to the ones that I have put on here. I am sure this will be a great geekslist by the time we are done!
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1. Board Game: The Art of Siege [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked]
boyce mcclellan
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The Siege of Lille, and Sevastopol still have to be one of the best looking maps, in my opinion.
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2. Board Game: Raid on Richmond [Average Rating:5.15 Overall Rank:14200]
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Even though this is a fictitious battle that never took place, its map was based on civil war era maps of Richmond. Interesting movement system as well.
 
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3. Board Game: Harpoon 4 [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:4687]
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I've actually played this game using pencils and old charts from the pilot house, when I was underway on the same kind of destroyer thats on the cover. The scale that modern naval warfare covers makes the counters kind of obsolete and useless.
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4. Board Game: Viceroys [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:6340]
Pete Belli
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Interesting map.
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5. Board Game: Le Vol de l'Aigle [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:7925]
Alfred Wallace
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Champaign
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A miniatures/board game hybrid...thing/game that uses reproduction period maps without even adding hexes.
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6. Board Game: Chicago, Chicago! [Average Rating:5.45 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Blockade Runner [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:4425]
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Period style map/board inspires the theme as boards are always central to play.
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8. Board Game: City of Guilds [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:9533]
Daniel Danzer
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Historical plan of the city of Turin.
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9. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:150]
Julien Morel
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A beautiful map for a great game. All names are in Latin.
 
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10. Board Game: S. Jorge Trophy [Average Rating:4.57 Unranked]
Mousey
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Map of the St. Jorge castle in Lisbon.
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11. Board Game: Almeida [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another one by Portuguese game designer / Artist Gil D`Orey:


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12. Board Game: Siege at Peking [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:12175]
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A lovely map, for a great game. Based on period maps.
 
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13. Board Game: The Great Fire of London 1666 [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1938]
Richard Morris
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The map is redrawn, but is based on an historic map, as the game designer has told us.
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14. Board Game: Assault on Leningrad [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:11298]
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The map mayt not be, but is meant to look like a period German map.
 
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15. Board Game: Storm of Steel [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:11021]
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The main Storm of Steel map is classic hexes. But the small map used to track commerce raiding and other WW1 things happening outside of Europe and the Near East is I believe a period map.
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16. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:189]
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Really neat board based off of historic London.
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17. Board Game: Here Come the Rebels [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:2340] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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18. Board Game: Stonewall in the Valley [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:2642]
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19. Board Game: Stonewall Jackson's Way [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:2451]
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20. Board Game: Stonewall's Last Battle [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:2933]
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21. Board Game: On to Richmond! [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:3076]
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22. Board Game: Roads to Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:2465]
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23. Board Game: Grant Takes Command [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:2579]
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