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I am looking for a wargame with a small footprint (34x22 is about the max), but a lot of gameplay. I have Reluctant Enemies and love it, and would like Unconditional Surrender, but it seems a bit too large.
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Jim F
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Where the heck did this interest in WW1 come from?
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Supreme Commander (which I prefer to US) can be played on a single map quite handily. I know because we did this!
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Stalingrad Pocket II in MMP's SCS series is definitely a "mini-monster". While the set up may drive you insane, this is a good game with a ton of counters packed into one map.
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Robert Stuart
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There are a lot of games with a small footprint but with a lot of game play, and few of them are mini-monsters. (By 'a lot of game play' I don't mean a number of scenarios, but replayability).

Two games in particular from recent years which I've played & which fit this bill are FAB: The Bulge and France '40.

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France '40 is in no way a monster. Modest map size, unit count, and turns, it plays very fast. I have personally played it to completion something like 8 times, and it never took longer than six hours, even with learning curve for a new player.
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JasonC wrote:
France '40 is in no way a monster. Modest map size, unit count, and turns, it plays very fast. I have personally played it to completion something like 8 times, and it never took longer than six hours, even with learning curve for a new player.


Neither is FAB: Bulge. I wasn't responding to the title (mini-monsters) but to the OP's listed requirements: small footprint but a lot of gameplay.
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A topical treat with a major amount of play (including two strategic fronts) and four nations armies. One map, meeting your size requirements,with loads of counters but only 6 pages of rules.

Drive on Parismight be difficult to source though blush
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Here are some good mini monsters

The Civil War
Federation & Empire
Carthage: The First Punic War
The Rise of the Roman Republic

If you say 'one mappers' vs 34x22 maps then you can add:

Anzio
The Siege of Jerusalem (Third Edition)

and a bunch of ASL campaign games ...
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Of course there's always Case Blue. Are we still doing this joke?
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Huger wrote:
I am looking for a wargame with a small footprint (34x22 is about the max), but a lot of gameplay. I have Reluctant Enemies and love it, and would like Unconditional Surrender, but it seems a bit too large.


Unconditional Surrender isn't that big, I'd guess 34x22 off the top of my head.
 
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rstites25 wrote:
Huger wrote:
I am looking for a wargame with a small footprint (34x22 is about the max), but a lot of gameplay. I have Reluctant Enemies and love it, and would like Unconditional Surrender, but it seems a bit too large.


Unconditional Surrender isn't that big, I'd guess 34x22 off the top of my head.


No, its a two mapper.

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-310-unconditional-surrender.aspx
 
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Marty S wrote:
rstites25 wrote:
Huger wrote:
I am looking for a wargame with a small footprint (34x22 is about the max), but a lot of gameplay. I have Reluctant Enemies and love it, and would like Unconditional Surrender, but it seems a bit too large.


Unconditional Surrender isn't that big, I'd guess 34x22 off the top of my head.


No, its a two mapper.

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-310-unconditional-surrender.aspx


I actually am planning on getting Unconditional Surrender. It is a 2-mapper, but six of the scenarios (some are really short, one is 42-turns) can be played on a single map. My other current choices are Canadian Crucible: Brigade Fortress at Norreyand Karelia '44. Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions and please keep them coming.
 
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Pacific War?
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ShallowThought wrote:

Looks interesting, but I guess I should have mentioned that I prefer games that are currently in print.
 
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Huger wrote:
ShallowThought wrote:

Looks interesting, but I guess I should have mentioned that I prefer games that are currently in print.


Well...

http://www.nutspublishing.com/Pacific-War
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Justegarde wrote:
Huger wrote:
ShallowThought wrote:

Looks interesting, but I guess I should have mentioned that I prefer games that are currently in print.


Well...

http://www.nutspublishing.com/Pacific-War


Your link leads to nothing for me.
 
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