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Have at it gentlemen. I can think of lots of them, but it depends on how you define a Wargame.

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Well, let's see. Lately we've had the "why aren't everyone" phase, the "three" phase and now it looks like we're in the "pretend" phase.

I was going to create a new topic called;

Why are not everyone playing a game that pretends to be three games?

...but figured I'd get overwhelmed by the onslaught of GG.
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You know, this back-n-forth volley of what is/isn't a wargame has actually become a wargame itself. And a monster game it has beome... devil


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Ashitaka wrote:
You know, this back-n-forth volley of what is/isn't a wargame has actually become a wargame itself. And a monster game it has beome... devil




Multi-player!
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billyboy wrote:
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You know, this back-n-forth volley of what is/isn't a wargame has actually become a wargame itself. And a monster game it has beome... devil




Multi-player!


Of course. The battle would already be over if played solitare...
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billyboy wrote:
Ashitaka wrote:
You know, this back-n-forth volley of what is/isn't a wargame has actually become a wargame itself. And a monster game it has beome... devil




Multi-player!


Massive Multiplayer Online.

What the hell? I'll toss Memoir '44 and Axis and Allies into the arena.
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Ok, you guys seem reluctant. How about I start the ball rolling? Slowly.
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A little faster?!
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I know a game that pretends to be a non-war-game: whistle
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billyboy wrote:
Ok, you guys seem reluctant. How about I start the ball rolling? Slowly.
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Ah! I see where you're going. Okay, well then I'll reluctantly withdraw my earlier submissions.

How about Stratego?
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I know a game that pretends to be a non-war-game: whistle



You need The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!
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billyboy wrote:


Oh sure, hit me right in the childhood!
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DarrellKH wrote:
billyboy wrote:
Ok, you guys seem reluctant. How about I start the ball rolling? Slowly.
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Ah! I see where you're going. Okay, well then I'll reluctantly withdraw my earlier submissions.

How about Stratego?


I completely agree with your earlier submissions. Thats what I'm looking for!
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Scrogdog wrote:
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Oh sure, hit me right in the childhood!


My childhood to! First block game!
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Okay, so speaking of memory lane, I was trying to find a game from my childhood that looked like a wargame but wasn't, and I can't find it.

I was pretty sure it was based on the TV show Combat!, but the Combat games listed in the DB don't match it. This one game in a large, cardboard envelope that opened at the top, and either had the board on the inside of the envelope, or the inside of the envelope was the board - I can't remember which. And you basically rolled a die or spun a spinner, and moved your force from the beach, past German machine gun nests, and to your objective.

I think there was a series of games that came in this format. I seem to remember one based on Dr. Kildaire, too.

Anybody help?
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EDIT: I'll probably end up purchasing this damn thing, even if the odds of me ever playing it are pretty remote.
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BLASPHEMER!!!
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Ashitaka wrote:
billyboy wrote:
Ashitaka wrote:
You know, this back-n-forth volley of what is/isn't a wargame has actually become a wargame itself. And a monster game it has beome... devil




Multi-player!


Of course. The battle would already be over if played solitare...

I think that all depends on who's playing.
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billyboy wrote:
My childhood to! First block game!


Two can play at that game! Mwhahahahaa!!

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Scrogdog wrote:
billyboy wrote:
My childhood to! First block game!


Two can play at that game! Mwhahahahaa!!



Noooooooo!!!!
I demand Sub Search be a wargame!
It's about war! And it's a game.

I'll substitute Battle Line.
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The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (or is this a wargame that pretends not to be?)

With it's very wargame-like mechanics, but a subject having nothing to
do with war itself, this is a real poster child for SOMETHING.
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Ashitaka wrote:
You know, this back-n-forth volley of what is/isn't a wargame has actually become a wargame itself.




No it hasn't! It's a war-themed game, at best.
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SPI: After the Holocaust. Purely economic (or shall I say "amazingly" economic?)

After the Holocaust

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Ok, ok, I'll make a serious submission.

The entire States of Siege line of games.
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