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Mike Szarka
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http://phys.org/news/2016-01-evidence-prehistoric-massacre-h...

Not sure there's much of a game in there though.
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http://www.amazon.com/All-Started-With-Stones-Clubs/dp/00700...

Subtitle - "being a short history of war and weaponry from the earliest times to the present, noting the gratifying progress made by man since his first crude, small scale efforts to do away with those who disagreed with him".

A fun book...
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Cf. Microgame #11, Sticks & Stones!

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Sticks & Stones is a game about warfare in the late Stone Age. Each player arms his warriors, as he sees fit, with stone axes, spears, bows, or just bare hands. Trained dogs, dependents, herds of domesticated animals, goods, and village raids, ritualized battles, migrations, and the beginnings of true warfare between more powerful villages. A special solitaire scenario allows a single player to command a group of hunters attempting to kill a mastodon. Optional rules provide for the use of fire and poisoned weapons.
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russ wrote:
Cf. Microgame #11, Sticks & Stones!

back of the box wrote:
Sticks & Stones is a game about warfare in the late Stone Age. Each player arms his warriors, as he sees fit, with stone axes, spears, bows, or just bare hands. Trained dogs, dependents, herds of domesticated animals, goods, and village raids, ritualized battles, migrations, and the beginnings of true warfare between more powerful villages. A special solitaire scenario allows a single player to command a group of hunters attempting to kill a mastodon. Optional rules provide for the use of fire and poisoned weapons.


Based on the ratings there's room for a better treatment. Maybe something like Cry Havoc comes to mind.

Or Stone Age Massacre Commander.
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At the dawn of man . . .



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wstIBq2H0z8

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mcszarka wrote:
russ wrote:
Cf. Microgame #11, Sticks & Stones!

back of the box wrote:
Sticks & Stones is a game about warfare in the late Stone Age. Each player arms his warriors, as he sees fit, with stone axes, spears, bows, or just bare hands. Trained dogs, dependents, herds of domesticated animals, goods, and village raids, ritualized battles, migrations, and the beginnings of true warfare between more powerful villages. A special solitaire scenario allows a single player to command a group of hunters attempting to kill a mastodon. Optional rules provide for the use of fire and poisoned weapons.


Based on the ratings there's room for a better treatment. Maybe something like Cry Havoc comes to mind.

Or Stone Age Massacre Commander.


ASASL - Advanced Stone Age Squad Leader. Lone warriors versus Tigers and Panthers.
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http://chroniquesdufortbastiani.blogspot.com/2014/08/song-of... is a blog spot about adapting Song of Blades and Heroes to the prehistoric period.

Two Hour Wargames (THW Game Design) has a supplement called Adventures in the Lost Lands, which includes rules for cave men and, if desired dinosaurs. It requires Chain Reaction 2015 which is free.
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mcszarka wrote:
http://phys.org/news/2016-01-evidence-prehistoric-massacre-h...

Not sure there's much of a game in there though.


Oh, don't be too sure. I'd bet Pete Belli could whip out a Battle-Cry scenario in no time!
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Westie wrote:
ASASL - Advanced Stone Age Squad Leader. Lone warriors versus Tigers and Panthers.


I imagine more of a block game... very rough-hewn blocks... better for fog of war rules: Unh! Og in that hex or that hex? Better use axe ranged weapon, less damage, stay far away, or assault weapon, more damage? What Og defense rating on CRT? Unh! Wargame make head hurt!
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Stone Age in Flames.
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Clash of Stones.

Neanderthals at Waterloo.

Og Moves West.
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Chariots of Fire has a couple of all infantry, pre-chariot scenarios, I think they're about as far back as board wargaming has gone so far.
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Re: The First Known *Microbial War*
goo Amoeba Wars sauron

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Cro-Magnon Commander.
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Fire in the Pond.
All quiet on the Paleolithic front.
Where Pterodactylus dare.
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Campaign for Gondwanaland.
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I know it breaks the joke-flow but Neanderthal is an actual game on the period - from the blurb :

"It's 43,000 BC in Ice Age Europe, the dawn of modern man. In Neanderthal, you are one of three human species: Archaic, Neanderthal, or Cro-Magnon. Assign your males to hunt Pleistocene megafauna, but try to avoid being eaten by predators. Assign your women for teaching your children vocabulary, leading to cognitive fluidity in the next generation and to a tribalistic culture. Specialize your elders for fire, war, big game, inventions, or animal domestications."
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Not sure if that counts as a war. You could go even further back;

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(Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven, conflict is implied)
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adam wilson wrote:
J.L.Robert wrote:
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Not sure if that counts as a war. You could go even further back;

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(Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven, conflict is implied)


Keep it going:

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My Little Man's first real wargame play: Barbarossa Solitaire
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The Universe initiates hostilities by setting off the Big Bang. The repercussions of this action are being felt to this day.
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