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Hey, big History fan here, and that includes historical wargames. I used to do miniatures(flames of war etc) because the nature of the beat let you come up with interesting armies and general scenarios to play and replay.

I've since left the cost of Miniatures behind and moved to Board Games. One thing I've noticed though is that historic games tend to be entirely very specific scenario driven. X troops, with X terrain. a dozen or so scenarios and expansions are your hope for something different.

Are there any games that have a sort of 'generic' set of scenarios, with some unit flexability for each side in units?

I'd especially love if There was something Civil War/Napoleonics era, tactical, with those traits.
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Heroes of Normandie is a pretty good system. Don't let the cartoony art throw you. It comes with interesting scenarios but the terrain is modular and there is a system for creating different units.
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    Sergeants Miniatures Game: Day of Days fits the set-up-what-you-like requirement, but it's WWII as well. Would scratch just a bit of your miniatures itch as well.

    You don't need to limit yourself to scenarios. Grab Battle Cry or Hold the Line and set up your own.

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Sagrilarus wrote:

    Sergeants Miniatures Game: Day of Days fits the set-up-what-you-like requirement, but it's WWII as well. Would scratch just a bit of your miniatures itch as well.


Sergeants is a good one. The same company is running a kickstarter for a civil war game that I think is along those lines.
 
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jr4417 wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:

    Sergeants Miniatures Game: Day of Days fits the set-up-what-you-like requirement, but it's WWII as well. Would scratch just a bit of your miniatures itch as well.


Sergeants is a good one. The same company is running a kickstarter for a civil war game that I think is along those lines.


Both of them suffer the same problem. Painful Cost.

 
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Combat Commander: Europe & Combat Commander: Pacific have a "Random Scenario Generator" which uses a combination of dice rolls and player selections to create a unique scenario for CC.

I believe Squad Leader had a similar system for DYO scenarios using a deck of playing cards.

Up Front scenarios by nature are rather generic: Patrol, Assaulting a Pillbox, Rear Guard Action, Paratroop Drop, etc. which aren't tied to any place. They can also be played DYO to adjust squad composition.

A lot of air games would qualify: This bomber has these fighter escorts facing so many German fighters attacking them, etc.
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