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Michael Sommers
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What games are there that cover tactical combat in the late 19th century? Roughly 1860-1910. By tactical I mean company-level units, more or less.

There is SPI's Rifle & Saber, which covers almost the whole period.
And Yaquinto's Battles & Leaders, which covers just the Civil War.

There must be others, but what are they?
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You can't get more tactical than 3W's "Defense of Rorke's Drift". Each British counter was a single man, each Zulu counter represented 200 warriors.

Devils Den by Avalon Hill was very tactical. I don't remember scale though.
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Khyber Rifles - each counter is about 10 men.
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Dieroll Honker wrote:

Thanks. These look interesting.
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TDMD wrote:
You can't get more tactical than 3W's "Defense of Rorke's Drift". Each British counter was a single counter, each Zulu counter represented 200 warriors.

That's definitely tactical.

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Devils Den by Avalon Hill was very tactical. I don't remember scale though.

I thought of that, but I misremembered the scale. It is 15 men per strength point, which makes the units about company-sized, or slightly larger.
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The Grinch wrote:
Khyber Rifles - each counter is about 10 men.

D'oh! I was going to mention that one.
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"Soldiers of the Queen" (S&T, Isandhlwana) is at the tactical level, companies and troops. "Defense of Rorke's Drift" (3W) is VERY tactical--man-to-man.

"French Foreign Legion" (Yaquinto) is a man-to-man game about an Arab assault on a Legion fort.

Gee, it's been a while since anyone's published something like those.

"Flintlock" (L'nL, if I recall) is a tactical AWI game with excellent period detail, a Richard Berg design.
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Barry Kendall wrote:
"Soldiers of the Queen" (S&T, Isandhlwana) is at the tactical level, companies and troops.

Others in that series are operational, so I assumed they all are. Thanks.

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"French Foreign Legion" (Yaquinto) is a man-to-man game about an Arab assault on a Legion fort.

Sounds like a simulation of Beau Geste instead of anything real. Sounds fun, though.

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"Flintlock" (L'nL, if I recall) is a tactical AWI game with excellent period detail, a Richard Berg design.

A century too early.
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Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870, tense game on a great, overlooked battle!
 
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Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870, tense game on a great, overlooked battle!


This looks really interesting!

Anyone know of some tactical games about The Crimean War, The Mahdist Revolt, or Russo-Japanese War? Seems like most of the stuff about this period is operational/strategic.
 
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David Ells wrote:
Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870, tense game on a great, overlooked battle!

It doesn't sound tactical enough. What size units does it use?
 
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Anyone know of some tactical games about The Crimean War, ...

SPI's Grenadier is one.

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The Mahdist Revolt, or Russo-Japanese War? Seems like most of the stuff about this period is operational/strategic.

Exactly. Hence this thread.
 
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goodpoints wrote:
David Ells wrote:
Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870, tense game on a great, overlooked battle!


This looks really interesting!

Anyone know of some tactical games about The Crimean War, The Mahdist Revolt, or Russo-Japanese War? Seems like most of the stuff about this period is operational/strategic.


You might like Inkermann 1854
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Nigel66 wrote:
goodpoints wrote:
David Ells wrote:
Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870, tense game on a great, overlooked battle!


This looks really interesting!

Anyone know of some tactical games about The Crimean War, The Mahdist Revolt, or Russo-Japanese War? Seems like most of the stuff about this period is operational/strategic.


You might like Inkermann 1854


Dang that's a good looking map (those muted hexes whistle)

Looks promising, thanks.

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I think Death Ride had division sized infantry units.
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David Ells wrote:
Deathride: Mars-la-Tour 1870, tense game on a great, overlooked battle!

It doesn't sound tactical enough. What size units does it use?

Brigade/regimental - not company level.
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Zulu Attack.

You won't have any difficulty whatsoever in understanding the rules nor exploring all the tactical possibilities of this game....

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