Recommend
26 
 Thumb up
 Hide
43 Posts
1 , 2  Next »   | 

Wargames» Forums » General

Subject: Best looking cards in a wargame is.... rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I just received my copy of Kingdom of Heaven: The Crusader States 1097-1291 and have started reading the beautifully printed rule book, I don't like the card stock the maps comes on, but the map graphics itself is quite handsome. BUT, then I looked at the Cards for this CDG and they are simply AMAZING. They are the best looking graphic design in ANY card game I've ever seen! The artwork on the top of the cards and the rest of the card's graphic design is just super!



What is your favorite card graphic design in a wargame or otherwise?

21 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Stuart Finlay
Australia
Beldon
WA
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
Rommel in the Desert ◐
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Juan Siso
Spain
Barcelona
flag msg tools
badge
Praise the sun!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Triumph of Chaos has my favourite cards by far.





In fact is one of the most beautiful wargames ever produced.
40 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
401k? More like .357
United States
Bodymore
Murderland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
DReaper wrote:
In fact is one of the most beautiful wargames ever produced.


Unfortunately, the same can't be said about the rulebook.
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
401k? More like .357
United States
Bodymore
Murderland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Personally, while the cards from Triumph of Chaos are gorgeous in their variety, I appreciate the cards and artwork from Popular Front--



Utilitarian and attractive, effective without being "busy", and the integration of dozens of Spanish Civil War propaganda posters is superb--an art form in its own right.
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Canada
Ontario
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mb
Quote:
Triumph of Chaos has my favourite cards by far.

Seconded. The production values in ToC are just incredible.

Garfink's first observation reminded me of some great cards with a similar theme: Havoc: The Hundred Years War

I hung onto that game for ages simply because I loved the cards so much. It's a pity that the game was just kinda "meh" for me.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I hope to the heavens, pardon the pun, that Kingdom of Heaven: The Crusader States 1097-1291 will live up to its looks!

Reading the rules thus far has been interesting, it hearkens back to the older CDGs like Washington's War with both sides sharing the same deck of cards but unlike that game, the units are detailed like those in PoG, there are even leader units in the game unlike PoG. Another interesting new twist is the extra cards added for the different Crusades, which is clever and an easy way to expand the base game to create more unique scenarios and further replayability.

There seems to be many more battle cards (those used during actual battles and sieges) and reaction cards in this game than in many others, this part of the card function remind me a little of Julius Caesar actually.

Great stuff so far. Really looking forward to it.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
June Hwang Wah
Singapore
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, old school charm.

10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Juan Siso
Spain
Barcelona
flag msg tools
badge
Praise the sun!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
CountDeMoney wrote:
DReaper wrote:
In fact is one of the most beautiful wargames ever produced.


Unfortunately, the same can't be said about the rulebook.


Too heavy and full of chrone indeed but I love the game. It took me three or four games to realize some of the mechanics but once you get to it it's a awesome game.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Thomas Heaney
United States
Quincy
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Maybe a bit busy, but I'm impressed by GMT's Clash of Monarchs's cards:
32 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Will Marrero
United States
Naperville
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I'm a fan of the Age of Renaissance cards. I don't suppose I would call them necessarily beautiful, but they are probably my favorite (at least of the games I own).



Also a fan of Kremlin cards, although that is not a wargame.
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
David Janik-Jones
Canada
Waterloo
Ontario
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
Up Front fan | In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this | Combat Commander series fan | The Raven King (game publisher) ... that's me! | Fields of Fire fan
badge
Slywester Janik, awarded the Krzyż Walecznych (Polish Cross of Valour), August 1944
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
usrlocal wrote:
The Up Front terrain cards have a certain old-school charm about them:



None better. All others are but pale imitations of the master.
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Thom0909
United States
New York
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I love the cards from Spearpoint 1943.

13 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
401k? More like .357
United States
Bodymore
Murderland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
DReaper wrote:
Too heavy and full of chrone indeed but I love the game. It took me three or four games to realize some of the mechanics but once you get to it it's a awesome game.


Oh yeah, I love it too.

That's why, once I took apart the rule book and edited and reorganized it myself, it actually worked.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Reinhard Mueller
Germany
Gauting
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I like the ones from Unhappy King Charles! best. Clean and simple, fitting font and layout. Though the colors could be a bit more subdued.


19 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Pokey 64
United States
Niagara Falls
New York
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The Fires of Midway
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Geri
Hungary
Debrecen
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The re-designed and licensed version of Twilight Struggle.




made by
Viktor Csete
Hungary
Debrecen
HAJDÚ-BIHAR
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
4 
 Thumb up
0.01
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Enrico Viglino
United States
Eugene
OR
flag msg tools
Slowed - BGG's moderation policies have driven me partially from here
badge
http://thegamebox.byethost15.com/smf/
Avatar
mb
I think MtG's first cards were amazing. Before they
started putting too much information on 'em, and definitely
before those ugly white borders showed up.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Enrico Viglino
United States
Eugene
OR
flag msg tools
Slowed - BGG's moderation policies have driven me partially from here
badge
http://thegamebox.byethost15.com/smf/
Avatar
mb
Alliterato wrote:
The re-designed and licensed version of Twilight Struggle.




made by
Viktor Csete
Hungary
Debrecen
HAJDÚ-BIHAR
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


Maybe I just don't like change, but ew.
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Geri
Hungary
Debrecen
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
And you should take a look at the cards of Ammo Domini: Fight for Europe to the Last Bullet which will be released later this year.



also made by
Viktor Csete
Hungary
Debrecen
HAJDÚ-BIHAR
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Brian Morris
United States
Raytown
Missouri
flag msg tools
2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, 24th Michigan
badge
24th Michigan Monument Gettysburg Pa
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Shifting Sands has some of the best card artwork in my opinion. The game is as good as the artwork.



8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Confusion Under Fire
United Kingdom
Warrington
Cheshire
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
It looks like this thread could spawn a knock out competition for the best looking cards!
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
401k? More like .357
United States
Bodymore
Murderland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Prop Joe wrote:
I love the cards from Spearpoint 1943.


Me too. They've got all the information you need at a glance, well organized, and they are all easily identifiable. And excellent card stock as well, built to last.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Rusty McFisticuffs
United States
Arcata
California
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
CountDeMoney wrote:
I appreciate the cards and artwork from Popular Front--

[...]

Utilitarian and attractive, effective without being "busy", and the integration of dozens of Spanish Civil War propaganda posters is superb--an art form in its own right.

Those remind me of To The Last Man!, which has my vote:

22 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
401k? More like .357
United States
Bodymore
Murderland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Alliterato wrote:
And you should take a look at the cards of Ammo Domini: Fight for Europe to the Last Bullet which will be released later this year.


Gorgeous cards, but man...that Germanic Blackletter/Ye Olde English script is so maddeningly hard to read at times.

We're not Benedictine monks.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2  Next »   | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.