Alan Eshelman
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Hi!

Are there any medieval/ancients games out there where you move your armies around on a strategic map, but when battle is joined the gameplay moves to a tactical board?
I'm envisioning most of the action taking place on the strategic level, with the tactical battles being rather quick.

Thanks for any ideas!
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War of the Ring lets you take the battle into strongholds and such. Even if it's not exactly what you're looking for, you should play it. Because it's great.
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I dunno about ancients, but Napoleon in Europe does this - has one big strategic map, but then the battles are performed on tactical maps and are fairly quick.
 
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Imperator can be combined with Ancients I and Ancients II for tactical battles.

Trajan: Ancient Wars Series has an optional battle board system.
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Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 has a strategic map and a "tactical" battle board - left, right center, etc. It's not extravagant, but seems to be well liked.
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falafel007 wrote:
Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 has a strategic map and a "tactical" battle board - left, right center, etc. It's not extravagant, but seems to be well liked.


Bobby Lee and (I assume) Sam Grant use the same battle map, although I think Napoleon is a better introduction.

I can't think of anything ancient or medieval that fits the criteria, unless you're looking at computer games. Then the obvious choice is the original Rome: Total War
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falafel007 wrote:
Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 has a strategic map and a "tactical" battle board - left, right center, etc. It's not extravagant, but seems to be well liked.


That is a good game. On the same subject, Waterloo: The Fate of France has a tactical system that is a bit more detailed.

If fantasy is an option, Titan is a classic game with a master board for strategic movement and tactical battle boards.
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rshipley wrote:
falafel007 wrote:
Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 has a strategic map and a "tactical" battle board - left, right center, etc. It's not extravagant, but seems to be well liked.


That is a good game. On the same subject, Waterloo: The Fate of France has a tactical system that is a bit more detailed.

If fantasy is an option, Titan is a classic game with a master board for strategic movement and tactical battle boards.


Yeah, Titan was the first thing that came to my mind for having a separate board for battles. It's not really my thing game-wise but a bunch of people in my group adore it, so I'm pretty sure it's good. laugh
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Happymrdave wrote:
rshipley wrote:
falafel007 wrote:
Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 has a strategic map and a "tactical" battle board - left, right center, etc. It's not extravagant, but seems to be well liked.


That is a good game. On the same subject, Waterloo: The Fate of France has a tactical system that is a bit more detailed.

If fantasy is an option, Titan is a classic game with a master board for strategic movement and tactical battle boards.


Yeah, Titan was the first thing that came to my mind for having a separate board for battles. It's not really my thing game-wise but a bunch of people in my group adore it, so I'm pretty sure it's good. :laugh:


+1 Titan Outstanding game.
 
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Happymrdave wrote:
Yeah, Titan was the first thing that came to my mind for having a separate board for battles. It's ... really my thing game-wise ... I'm pretty sure it's good. laugh


Straight from your mouth! Huzzah!
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tallgrant wrote:
Happymrdave wrote:
Yeah, Titan was the first thing that came to my mind for having a separate board for battles. It's ... really my thing game-wise ... I'm pretty sure it's good. laugh


Straight from your mouth! Huzzah!


I'm pretty sure you have a bright future as a news editor if engineering doesn't work out for any reason
 
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2 games come to my mind:
Bellum Gallicum II
Trajan

Both have a map where u move your army units and a special section where you fight it out when a battle takes place
 
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Field Commander: Alexander does.
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Ventura (sort of). You move around on a modular map. When a battle occurs, you arrange your troops (cards) in an "order of battle" and then resolve the combat.
 
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If you don't mind something old-school, the game Demonlord is played on a large hex-map, but when forces meet and battle, the battle is moved to a smaller off board setup that represents battle lines meeting each other, where each individual unit/character matters and has it's own attacks, armor type, etc.

the game is really only available as a print-and-play, though. I made a copy and it's fun, though.
 
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Thank you all for the recommendations! I will study up on your suggestions and see what scratches that particular itch.
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There is also Stratiotika: (www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27756/stratiotika)
 
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If you can find a copy, try VI Against Rome. It covers six major wars throughout the history of the Roman Empire. Movement on the strategic map is point to point, but battles are resolved on a separate tactical display.



 
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