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I own 2 of these, Napoleon's Triumph and Twilight Struggle. I would consider getting East Front II. Don't much care for TS, and NT hasn't struck me the way BaM did, as I haven't played it enough to get my head around it.
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If I had the cash, I'd probably BUY all of them!



However, realistically, I'd only PLAY WestFront II, EastFront II, Twilight Struggle, and a few scenarios in DAK2 and Devil's Cauldron.
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Of the group, numbers 1, 4, and 9!
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I already own the following:
1. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942
9. Twilight Struggle


Would love to have the following, but they cost too much and I would probably never play them, but I still would want them:

(in order of choice)
4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
5. WestFront II
7. EastFront II
2. Case Blue
10. DAK2

I think I had this years ago, so I would guess that I would not want it again:
3. SPQR Deluxe


Not sure, need to investigate them:

6. Napoleon's Triumph
8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes

 
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EDITED

Conflict of Heroes: Own
Case Blue: Own
SPQR Deluxe: Not an ancients fan
The Devil's Cauldron: Want
WestFront II: Own WF, don't want to pay for the upgrade
Napoleon's Triumph: Not a Napoleonics fan
EastFront II: Own EF, don't want to pay for the upgrade
Iron Tide: Not a Battle of the Bulge fan
Twilight Struggle: Own
DAK2: Want
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Definately CoH, and I'd love to have East Front II as well. One you didn't mention that I really want is Panzer Grenadier Eastern Front.
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I own them all except Case Blue, which is my most wanted wargame right now, and the block games, for which I own the earlier implementations and don't feel the need to upgrade.

The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen is my favorite game right now.

The next one on my play list is Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes.

Napoleon's Triumph is genius, so that is a good call on your part.

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Personally, I would buy SPQR Deluxe, WestFront II, EastFront II, and Napoleon's Triumph.

Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear fell flat for me; while the OCS games, and The Devil's Cauldron are too expensive for me.

Twilight Struggle doesn't strike me as a wargane; and why is it Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes appears on this list?
 
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I own Twilight Struggle and Tide of Iron, I would most likely only buy the ToI expansion. The "war games" seem to be very $$ for the quality of the components. Yea I know it is about the gameplay but I am a "bits guy".

 
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With that list:

1. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942
2. Case Blue
3. SPQR Deluxe
4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
5. WestFront II
6. Napoleon's Triumph
7. EastFront II
8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes
9. Twilight Struggle
10. DAK2

I have SPQR second edition with all modules (I think it count for SPQR Deluxe) Have Devil's Cauldron and Iron Tide and love them. All 3 are on my favorite spots right now.

Twliight struggle isn't a wargame, isn't a game of historical decision making... for me is rubbish and everytime I reasd of it assciated with proper wargames I feel the need to kill...

Napoleon Triumph doesn't stack to high with my other austerlitz games (T&G, and the Vae victis one) so I don't care too much for it.

Conflict of Heroes doesn't seem quite bad... but...

I have panzergrenadier, I have ATS, I have lock and Load... do I need another tactical east front game? Definitely not.

I am thinking about DAK2 and Case Blue. Love them they are filled with manageable scenarios... but the price is scary..

Not tempted by the block realm.


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I have Conflict of Heroes, Napoleon's Triumph, SPQR, and Twilight Struggle.

I am unwilling to pay $150 bucks for a single game, especially an in-print one, so that rules out a couple.

And I think WWII is the least interesting conflict to game, so that rules out the others.
 
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boneroller wrote:
Twilight Struggle doesn't strike me as a wargane; and why is it Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes appears on this list?

It's definitely not a wargane. Whether it is a wargame is debatable, though...

Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes is the #8 most popular wargame on the Geek, as of this post.

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1. Conflict of Heroes - Okay game, too abstract, feels like resources management not small unit firefight. Probably wouldn't buy again.

3. SPQR Deluxe - Great game, not as complex as it seems. Strong recommend.

4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen - Haven't played yet.

5. WestFront II - Own the original version

6. Napoleon's Triumph - Solid game. Only solo so far (have played BaM FtF several times)

7. EastFront II - Own the orginal

8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes - Excellent game, probably my favorite Bulge game, check out my review on the game's page.

9. Twilight Struggle - Good solid game.

Don't own
2. Case Blue - not much room for monster games and OCS seems a bit too complex for my tastes. I almost preordered anyway due to topic and coolness factor. Wife talked me out of it considering price.
10. DAK2 - ditto
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The only one I want for sure is EastFront II. Case Blue, DAK and WestFront II are all possibles.
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i own #3 and #4 i'd buy the rest i just don't want

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YoungGrognard wrote:
The current Top 10 are:
1. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942
2. Case Blue
3. SPQR Deluxe
4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
5. WestFront II
6. Napoleon's Triumph
7. EastFront II
8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes
9. Twilight Struggle
10. DAK2

Personally, I must have Napoleon's Triumph, and I'd like to get CoH:AtB and (to a slightly lesser extent) Twilight Struggle. Beyond that, most of these don't hold that much interest for me.


The current Top 10 are:
1. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942:
I plan on getting this one - looks very accessible, and graphically superior!

2. Case Blue
Nope - I no longer have interest in games of this level of detail, and certainly I would not play it nearly enough to justify the cost.

3. SPQR Deluxe
Nope - for ancients gaming these days, Commands & Colors: Ancients fits the bill much more effectively.

4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
Again, nothing wrong with the game other than the scale, complexity, and time requirement are now outside of my acceptable limits.

5. WestFront II
I might consider this, as I have recently started to get into block games.

6. Napoleon's Triumph
Got it - looks awesome, but I haven't played it yet - hopefully soon!

7. EastFront II
Same as for Westfront II - don't own it, but would consider.

8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes
Nope - already have too many Bulge games - my favorite is Bitter Woods, and I don't feel I'm going to improve upon that experience greatly with another game.

9. Twilight Struggle
Might consider this as a game to play with my wife.

10. DAK2
No way - I appreciate it for what it is, but it's not for me!!!
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I find this list odd in that Twilight Struggle is a top 10 war game and is based more on influence of power than actual combat. Then I see that a game like Combat Commander: Europe is ranked 28 overall, but 37 as a war game. Don't get me wrong, I love Twilight Struggle, but to me it is not a war game.
 
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djflippy wrote:
boneroller wrote:
Twilight Struggle doesn't strike me as a wargane; and why is it Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes appears on this list?

It's definitely not a wargane. Whether it is a wargame is debatable, though...

Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes is the #8 most popular wargame on the Geek, as of this post.

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Hey, the tpyo was my cat's fault. Not knowing about Iron Tide was mine. blush
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This might sound silly, but if I really wanted any of these games I would have already bought them.

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I own CoH, SPQR Deluxe, TDC, and TS. Used to own Iron Tide. DAK2, and East/WestFront are the games that might make their way to my collection.

EDIT: Twilight Struggle is not a wargame. It's a historical baoardgame where points for control are assigned and contested through card play. Maybe the best strategy boardgame ever released but still not a wargame.
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boneroller wrote:
djflippy wrote:
boneroller wrote:
Twilight Struggle doesn't strike me as a wargane; and why is it Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes appears on this list?

It's definitely not a wargane. Whether it is a wargame is debatable, though...

Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes is the #8 most popular wargame on the Geek, as of this post.

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Hey, the tpyo was my cat's fault. Not knowing about Iron Tide was mine. blush


Dude, your cat can't spell worth a crap!
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I own all of them except the monster games, case blue, Devil's Cauldron and DAK. I prefer games that can be played within an evening or even two.
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If I could afford , I would buy:

4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes

I would not buy :

1. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942

As to the rest, I have Case Blue, and a passing curiosity on several of the others, I could buy them if it was a bargaiinnnn.
 
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1. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942 - NO INTEREST
Played Squad Leader back in the day. Really not interested in another tactical WWII system...

2. Case Blue - OWNED
Just finished acquiring almost all the OCS games again. Will get to this sucker one of these days. My research on the topic has gone in a different direction as I'm finding questionable stuff here...

3. SPQR Deluxe - OWN PREVIOUS VERSION
I have all the GBoH games, modules, and Simple version stuff. Way more than I have time for, but I love the system...

4. The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen - OWNED
Haven't broke this out to try it yet...

5. WestFront II - INTERESTED
Seen a few people play the original EastFront and thought it might be nice to try. Completist in me says I would need to get EastFront, WestFront and EuroFront... which is way too expensive.

6. Napoleon's Triumph - NO INTEREST
I have chess and I have wargames, don't need a chess-like wargame...

7. EastFront II - INTERESTED
See WestFront above...

8. Iron Tide: Panzers in the Ardennes - OWNED
One of my top three Bulge game and one of the best playing wargames, period. Like it so much, I'm using the system as a base for my design...

9. Twilight Struggle - NOT A WARGAME IN MY SENSE OF WARGAMES
However, I did break down and order it as one of my P500 discount games... which have been shipped and are on their way as I type. cool

10. DAK2 - OWNED
OCS stuff is at a scale that I really like, so one of these days I'll give it a whirl...

I do hear a lot of good things about Conflict of Heroes and Company Commander, but I'm more of an operational, grand tactical, sometimes strategic, kinda guy.
 
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I own DAK2 and West and EastFront (like several others I don't feel the need to upgrade, they do enough for me), I play Twilight Struggle a fair bit with a friend...

Out of all the others I would REALLY like Iron Tide: Panzers... it looks like a very well thought out game and an interesting system. I have been looking at it (in this list) a long time, it is just a bit pricy for me.

Next up would be Devils Cauldron, then SPQR for thirds...

Ah what luxury
 
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