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I wonder if it'd be possible to enchain a whole sequence of historical games, perhaps beginning with something like Tigris & Euphrates, working through ancient Roman empire, mediæval, Napoleonic, and First World War games, then dovetailing into H Sparks' suggestions, before rounding off in something 'space age'.

Probably not, though, for if outcomes of early games diverged too much from history, the entire premise of more modern games would be fatally undermined. If the Persians had defeated the Greeks, or Harold won at Hastings, or D-Day failed, the world would be very different at every stage.
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Straying into Civ-game territory and beyond, you might be interested to take a look at BIOS: Origins. This chains together a sequence of scientific-history based games which could even go back as far as Bios: Genesis to replicate the rise of multi-cellular life through to extra-solar-system colonization through the futuristic game High Frontier (3rd edition).

On a more prosaic note, I've been playing through my wargames selection in chronological order, which I have posted in Wargaming in Chronological Order.
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You could probably chain Here I Stand to Virgin Queen to some colonialism game to Washington's War
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swanstuff wrote:
I wonder if it'd be possible to enchain a whole sequence of historical games, perhaps beginning with something like Tigris & Euphrates, working through ancient Roman empire, mediæval, Napoleonic, and First World War games, then dovetailing into H Sparks' suggestions, before rounding off in something 'space age'.


NO.

swanstuff wrote:
...if outcomes of early games diverged too much from history, the entire premise of more modern games would be fatally undermined...


Because that.
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Kukailimoku wrote:
swanstuff wrote:
I wonder if it'd be possible to enchain a whole sequence of historical games, perhaps beginning with something like Tigris & Euphrates, working through ancient Roman empire, mediæval, Napoleonic, and First World War games, then dovetailing into H Sparks' suggestions, before rounding off in something 'space age'.


NO.

swanstuff wrote:
...if outcomes of early games diverged too much from history, the entire premise of more modern games would be fatally undermined...


Because that.


Or, if some game got really outta hand, your next game could be Planet of the Apes (or fill-in-the-blank)
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Kukailimoku wrote:
Kukailimoku wrote:
swanstuff wrote:
I wonder if it'd be possible to enchain a whole sequence of historical games, perhaps beginning with something like Tigris & Euphrates, working through ancient Roman empire, mediæval, Napoleonic, and First World War games, then dovetailing into H Sparks' suggestions, before rounding off in something 'space age'.


NO.

swanstuff wrote:
...if outcomes of early games diverged too much from history, the entire premise of more modern games would be fatally undermined...


Because that.


Or, if some game got really outta hand, your next game could be Planet of the Apes (or fill-in-the-blank)


Or, you would have to play Avalon Hill's Arab-Israeli Wars game using Planet of the Apes counters, followed by Klingon intervention in Twilight Struggle.

The OP is just not possible.
 
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slashing wrote:
Straying into Civ-game territory and beyond, you might be interested to take a look at BIOS: Origins. This chains together a sequence of scientific-history based games which could even go back as far as Bios: Genesis to replicate the rise of multi-cellular life through to extra-solar-system colonization through the futuristic game High Frontier (3rd edition).

On a more prosaic note, I've been playing through my wargames selection in chronological order, which I have posted in Wargaming in Chronological Order.


But not the OP's question. Looking at your other thread, you didn't parlay the ending of one sequence to informing the set up of the following era's game.
 
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Indeed, but the original OP deleted the first post for some reason!
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