Wargames Dealing with Hypothetical Future Conflicts
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The idea here is to list all the wargames that have been published that focus on hyptothetical future conflicts at the time (not alternative history). Subject has to be possible (if not plausible) so no space invader or scifi games. FYI, these are sorted by rank.

I expect this will be a very long list, and I certainly haven't thought of them all, so please feel free to add. I'm hoping to use this list as a resource for a future survey article in Fire & Movement.

I guess there's only 25 games on a list, so I'll continue the list seperately if folks like this one.
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1. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1328]
Andy Libera
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Gotta love those laser towers...
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2. Board Game: World at War: Eisenbach Gap [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:1568]
Andreas E. Gebhardt
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A new try on an old theme! This series "Word at War" brings back all the old memories of NATO vs WP! Just a fairly easy way to handle the complex fighting...

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3. Board Game: The Third World War [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:1924]
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Third World War series. Putting the entire system together for that ultimate hypothetical monster remains an elusive dream....
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4. Board Game: World at War: Blood and Bridges [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:2122]
Andreas E. Gebhardt
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A new try on an old theme!
Part of the "Word at War"-Series which brings back all the old memories of NATO vs WP! Just a fairly easy way to handle the complex fighting...

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5. Board Game: 2nd Fleet [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:2082]
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Fleet series game. Still one of my favorite systems.
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6. Board Game: 7th Fleet [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:2727]
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Fleet series.
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7. Board Game: Sixth Fleet [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2712]
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After Gulf Strike, this was the game I wanted to try. 20 years on, I still haven't had a chance to play it.
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8. Board Game: Next War: Korea [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:3009] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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Updated version of the previously-released Crisis: Korea 1995. Now on pre-order at GMT Games.
 
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9. Board Game: NATO: The Next War in Europe [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:3040]
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Victory Games take on NATO/WP conflict, and IMO one of the better ones.
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10. Board Game: 3rd Fleet [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:3103]
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Fleet series, still one of my favorite systems.
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11. Board Game: 5th Fleet [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:3152]
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Fleet Series, still a favorite system.
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12. Board Game: Arctic Front [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:3218]
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Third World War Arctic Front. Cold up there.
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13. Board Game: Southern Front [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:3216]
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Third Wolrd War series. Someday....
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14. Board Game: Persian Gulf: Battle for the Middle East [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:3424]
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Third World War: Persian Gulf. This set of games is one I've always wanted to play, but I just can't afford those ebay prices.
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15. Board Game: Air Superiority [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3582]
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Air Superiority and it's expansion Air Strike had many if not most scenarios dealing with possilbe Nato-WP conflicts, (even a Canadian-French one over fishieries...one that JD Webster created for Origins' 87)

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16. Board Game: The Next War [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:3556]
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A classic and one of my all-time favorites.
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17. Board Game: Gulf Strike [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:3705]
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I turn to this one when I want over-the-top detail. Wish the system would have been expanded to other regions.
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18. Board Game: Air & Armor [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:4038]
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Great system and game.
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19. Board Game: Assault: Tactical Combat in Europe – 1985 [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:4255] [Average Rating:6.74 Unranked]
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There were several expansions, as well.
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20. Board Game: Berlin '85: The Enemy at the Gates [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:4355]
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From S&T.
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21. Board Game: Red Dragon Rising: The Coming War With China [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:4579]
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US and allies versus China, mainly over Taiwan. Set sometime between 2008-2015 or so. Published in S&T #250.
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22. Board Game: Flashpoint: Golan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:4747]
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Outstanding game system, however, an Israeli friend of mine who's quite the history buff on the AIWs seems to think that the scenarios stretch the plausibility quotient quite a bit. Although I defer to his judgement on that, I still think this game is an outstanding example of a modern conflict simulation.
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23. Board Game: Invasion: America [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:5076]
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Invasion: America. Sister of Objective Moscow.
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24. Board Game: Fifth Corps [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:4970]
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Part of the Central Front series of games. Detailed, and quite good.
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25. Board Game: BAOR [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:5348]
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Part of the Central Front series.
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