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Apan Arne
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Hello,

I know there another thread already up on games if you like PoG, but I'm looking a little more specific.

I find PoG/BtB to be awesome to play because of it's huge scope compared to many other Wargames. When browsing for Wargames, nearly all returns is small-scale tactic games like Commands and Colors...

Can anyone recommend other wargames of such scale as PoG/BtB/(Wilderness War)/(Napoleonic war)?
meaning: Several hours of playthrough, big maps, many fronts/nations, CDG-driven preferable

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Bobby Ramsey
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KaiserJohan wrote:
Hello,

I know there another thread already up on games if you like PoG, but I'm looking a little more specific.

I find PoG/BtB to be awesome to play because of it's huge scope compared to many other Wargames. When browsing for Wargames, nearly all returns is small-scale tactic games like Commands and Colors...

Can anyone recommend other wargames of such scale as PoG/BtB/(Wilderness War)/(Napoleonic war)?
meaning: Several hours of playthrough, big maps, many fronts/nations, CDG-driven preferable



How about Empire of the Sun or Triumph of Chaos?
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My recommendation is for The Civil War by Victory Games. That game predates card driven games by a decade, but achieved similar tension between the players through an initiative system that uses a comparison of 2d6 to produce limited increments of action. It has a more operational feel because of the small hexes. It took me 20 hours each of the two times I played the full 19 turns solitaire. I regard it as being the best two player strategic cardboard game of all time, with Paths of Glory a very close second.

For the People by GMT is more similar to PoG in terms of use of cards and point to point map. It also has a shorter playing time than The Civil War.

Are you interested in multi-player games? Here I Stand and Virgin Queen are pretty popular multi-player CDGs.
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You might look into Europe Engulfed, which covers the entire European theater of WWII. It's not card-driven, but it matches all your other criteria. If you want a heavy CDG, consider Clash of Monarchs. Like Paths of Glory, it forces you to juggle the priorities of different fronts, with five primary nations, several minor powers, and detailed systems for battle, siege, and raiding.
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Clash of Monarchs
Pursuit of Glory slightly smaller scale to POG
The Napoleonic Wars
Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648
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Some more suggestions:

Light CDG: Washington's War

Multi-player CDGs: Here I Stand, Virgin Queen, Sword of Rome, Wellington

Multi-player, Euro-style: Friedrich
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Shifting Sands - Game feels like a larger scope than it is
Pursuit of Glory - "sequel" to PoG
Twilight Struggle - A wargame IMHO, and you will be "fighting" on many fronts
Case Blue - Nuff said shake
 
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Apan Arne
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Lots of good suggestions, will look into them, thanks!
 
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