We are unable to reach consensus on the top 5 or 10.
So, all you'll get is opinion on personal favorites.
Do you have any preferences in terms on historical period or scale (tactical - squads and individual vehicles / operational - a look at a single battle or series of battles / Strategic - The whole war or front)?
Nice to see that you are interested in wargames. I hope that it works out for you down the road.
I won't recommend a game just yet, but wanted to mention that for many of us, wargames coincide (or are an expression of) an interest in history. That is not a universal truth, but nevertheless can be used as a starting point for you.
If you have any such interest, perhaps choose a relatively light game on that subject matter. For example, if you both liked Roman history then Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage would be a good choice. That way you can explore the subject with the game which can be quite enlightening and fun as well. Another Roman option would be Commands & Colors: Ancients. You get the idea ...
I am really in search for an epic. not too daunting. 2p 3-5hrs.
I have a few on the shelf. NT being the ultimate goal for me to get to the table.
I played C&C:A. Played it enough to not enjoy the resolution of dice rolling. Not that I am opposed to dice, just dont like the CDG aspect in conjunction with the dice. I am interested in Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage. Read the rules, but I think it is more of a game I would just like to play a time or 2. But yes, I do feel like I am missing an ancients game of some kind.
I already know that I will get No Retreat 2. and I am very much in anticipation for The Guns of Gettysburg by Simmons.
Wow, I really need an ancients to round out my collection, and Batteline isnt cutting it.
There are so many great wargames out there! I suggest agreeing on a historical era you like, then scan the top 50 wargames here, find two or three that fall into the era you've chosen. Read a few of the reviews, and then choose one to dive in to!
Well, it depends on your preference. Some people prefer a card driven mechanic where others are old-fashioned "bucket o' dice" gamers. You'll also want to look into some of the "no luck" options, or you might find the 3:1 exchange to your liking, where others would see it as "gamey."
The main thing is to keep your mind open to new experiences and have fun, unless you are very competitive and must win at all costs. In this case you will want to refrain from reading the rules and only consider your strategy (exhaustively) when it's actually your turn to play. Also, don't buy any game unless you've already played it, but if you see a classic at the thrift store for under $10, go for it.
Once you've found a topic of conversation that you are interested in, post it up here, so that others can either chastise your laziness by posting links to threads with the same topic from seven years ago, or change the topic altogether.
Finally, don't mind if other people say about your favorite historically themed strategy game with cubes and meeples, "fun, definitely fun, but it's not a wargame."
They only mean it in the most supportive and constructive way possible.
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