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I've got Legend of Robin Hood and dig it. What are the other games that AH released in the small box format?
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I know of four that they released in that format. Robin Hood as you have mentioned and these three:

Battle for Italy



Hundred Days Battles


Little Round Top



Naval War also comes in a small box, nut I am not sure if it is in the Gamette series.
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In my collection, I have:

Naval War
Little Round Top: The South's Best Chance at Gettysburg
Battle for Italy
Hundred Days Battles
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The inevitable next question....are any of them decent?
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Naval War is very fun if a little light. Little Round Top is not a bad title even by today's standards.
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Both Hundred Days Battles and Arcola work quite well (better than some of the big games with that system).

Note though: I don't think "gamette" is the term that AH used for these games. They used "gamette" for expansion modules from what I recall.
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And the last two and more modern yet with the gamette format: Colossal Arena and Atlantic Storm. Btw, Colossal Arena is a new reprint. The original AH one was called Titan: the Arena.
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M St wrote:
Note though: I don't think "gamette" is the term that AH used for these games. They used "gamette" for expansion modules from what I recall.


It's exactly what AH designated them. "AH Bookshelf Gamette" is printed right on the box lids of the wargame titles.
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Battle for Italy, Hundred Days Battles, and Little Round Top were reissues of OSG ziplocks with upgraded components (hard map and box).
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J.L.Robert wrote:
M St wrote:
Note though: I don't think "gamette" is the term that AH used for these games. They used "gamette" for expansion modules from what I recall.


It's exactly what AH designated them. "AH Bookshelf Gamette" is printed right on the box lids of the wargame titles.

Interesting. I guess that indicates to me that I had the OSG versions.
 
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M St wrote:
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M St wrote:
Note though: I don't think "gamette" is the term that AH used for these games. They used "gamette" for expansion modules from what I recall.

It's exactly what AH designated them. "AH Bookshelf Gamette" is printed right on the box lids of the wargame titles.

Interesting. I guess that indicates to me that I had the OSG versions.

It indicates to me that my memory is failing. I seem to recall "gamette" being another term for "module" ... but I guess not.

Maybe I was thinking that because Hundred Days Battles and Arcola: The Battle for Italy, 1796 were samplings of the big Kevin Zucker games on Napoleonic campaigns. And Little Round Top was kind of a sampling of Devil's Den, IIRC.

Other small-box games were stand-alone items, not connected to any big-box games. But I have no idea which ones the word "Gamette" is printed on.
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I had Hundred Days Battles. I clicked on it expecting to kick myself for losing such a valuable OOP game and was relieved to see it's no grail game. Better than that copy of Aliens that disappeared 20 years ago in my parents' house.
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I've got Arcola (Battle for Italy), and it's pretty good for being such a small game. I'd definitely recommend it if you're thinking of trying Kevin Zucker's Campaigns of Napoleon series, or if you just want a meaty game with a small footprint.
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Patrick Carroll wrote:
M St wrote:
J.L.Robert wrote:
M St wrote:
Note though: I don't think "gamette" is the term that AH used for these games. They used "gamette" for expansion modules from what I recall.

It's exactly what AH designated them. "AH Bookshelf Gamette" is printed right on the box lids of the wargame titles.

Interesting. I guess that indicates to me that I had the OSG versions.

It indicates to me that my memory is failing. I seem to recall "gamette" being another term for "module" ... but I guess not.


It was also that. I, too, didn't realize it was also their term for a game in a small package.

 
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DocStryder wrote:
Naval War is very fun if a little light. Little Round Top is not a bad title even by today's standards.


Little Round Top was good enough AH bought the rights from another company to produce it.
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I can never get over the mishmash of everyone's navies in everyone's hands in Naval War. However, I really enjoy Enemy in Sight, which is a more complex age of sail version of the game. (And was in a half-thickness 'gamette' box, so it's on-topic.)
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Wasn't B-17: Queen of the Skies released in the gammette format? I know it was in a small box.
 
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Wasn't B-17: Queen of the Skies released in the gammette format? I know it was in a small box.


Nope. Normal size, although thin.
 
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cheng wrote:
Xookliba wrote:
Wasn't B-17: Queen of the Skies released in the gammette format? I know it was in a small box.


Nope. Normal size, although thin.


Yes, it is the exact same dimensions as Cross of Iron, a gamette. But B-17 was not referred to as a "gamette," as I recall.
 
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Xookliba wrote:
cheng wrote:
Xookliba wrote:
Wasn't B-17: Queen of the Skies released in the gammette format? I know it was in a small box.


Nope. Normal size, although thin.


Yes, it is the exact same dimensions as Cross of Iron, a gamette. But B-17 was not referred to as a "gamette," as I recall.


OK... then there are different size boxes for "gamettes." Hundred Days Battles had a smaller box. I don't know the dimensions offhand, but the length and with were about half of the size of B-17.
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cheng wrote:
Xookliba wrote:
cheng wrote:
Xookliba wrote:
Wasn't B-17: Queen of the Skies released in the gammette format? I know it was in a small box.


Nope. Normal size, although thin.


Yes, it is the exact same dimensions as Cross of Iron, a gamette. But B-17 was not referred to as a "gamette," as I recall.


OK... then there are different size boxes for "gamettes." Hundred Days Battles had a smaller box. I don't know the dimensions offhand, but the length and with were about half of the size of B-17.


I think the better way to think about it is that AH referred to two different things as 'gamettes': modules/expansions for other games (e.g., Cross of Iron); and games that came in smaller (not thinner) boxes.
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hpgeek wrote:
I know of four that they released in that format. Robin Hood as you have mentioned and these three:

Battle for Italy



Hundred Days Battles


Little Round Top



Naval War also comes in a small box, nut I am not sure if it is in the Gamette series.


Most of them were from other publishers line that were absorbed by AH.
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B-17 is not part of it, they have also what I called the Thin box (half height and 8.5 x 11). Used frequently in expansion modules for ASL.

Venture is also in small box format
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As I recall, the OSG Hundred Days and AH version had some counter changes as well, maybe more.

AH version is not just a upgraded printing.

For example Nappy is a 4*4 in the OSG and a 5*4 in the AH. The 1 and 2 Old Guard have their ineffectiveness reduced in AH to 0 from 1 in OSG.

There is a Grand Battery counter in AH that is not present in OSG. This is for a new optional rule.

Plus there are nine white game markers for turn, pursuit battle, pitched battle, and D. OSG had just the turn marker.

The game charts are on a full size 8 1/2 x 11 in the OSG as opposed to a half sheet in the AH. This makes them much, much easier to read and use.

Thats just of the to of my head, I'm sure there's more.
 
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One other thing, Blucher loses his bonus points * in the AH version, so he can no longer reduce combat rolls.
 
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