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Geert Dijstelbloem
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Hi fellow BGG'ers,

I'm searching for a historical wargame that has miniatures. More specifically around the time of the The Roman Empire, First Persian Empire.. that kinda stuff.

Tips about games around the time of the middle ages are also welcome, but on top of my list is a game set B.C.

Please, no fantasy games!
 
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Aaron Morgan
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Take a look at Field of Glory for a well-supported game that covers a wide range of armies and eras.

Personally, I use Brink of Battle for skirmish-level gaming, as it supports all periods from ancient to modern, and am just getting into Dux Bellorum.

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Geert Dijstelbloem wrote:
Hi fellow BGG'ers,

I'm searching for a historical wargame that has miniatures. More specifically around the time of the The Roman Empire, First Persian Empire.. that kinda stuff.

Tips about games around the time of the middle ages are also welcome, but on top of my list is a game set B.C.

Please, no fantasy games!


Are you looking for skirmish level (man to man) or army level games? Here's a list of miniatures wargames systems sorted by BGG rank that you may want to look at:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/24318/tabletop-miniatu...

Also, a number of boardgames, e.g., Commands & Colors: Ancients, Lost Battles, Ancient Battles Deluxe can be played with miniatures by using a larger board.
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Don Weed
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Check out "The Games of War" that has rules for miniatures for almost any scale or era.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37718/the-games-of-war-a-...
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Wow...to list off all the historical ancient miniature games would take far too much time and space. I mean HISTORICAL simulation gaming, excluding all the fantasy mini games.

If you're new to historical ancient/medieval miniature games I'd strongly suggest trying De Bellis Antiquitatis .

DBA covers the period from the 3000BC to 1500AD. It requires few fiqures (less than 50 per side), fits on a 2' by 2' board, is finished under 90 minutes, and has a huge fan base. Check out http://fanaticus.org/ for example. It has been going strong for over 20 years but really is the product of 50 years of ancient wargaming development packaged in a easy quick system. DBA is a great jumping off point for bigger and more detailed historical simulation minis gaming. It is quite easy and relatively inexpensive to purchase already painted armies if you like gaming over modeling.

Commands & Colors: Ancients is easily converted to miniatures. BGG has many images on file showing just that. BattleLore is the medieval version covering the Hundred Years War and comes with miniatures rather than blocks. Sure Battlelore has a tacked on fantasy element if wanted but it is a good HYW simulation at it's core. Both are great games and game systems.

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Warmaster Ancients.
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Geert Dijstelbloem
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Thanks all for the input! Certainly gonna try some of these games soon

I had some hope there would be a game like Tide of Iron or Memoir'44. I prefer those kinda games above Warhammer type of wargames (i mean i prefer tiles ). If anyone has another good tip about that, it is also welcome!
 
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Geert Dijstelbloem wrote:
I had some hope there would be a game like Tide of Iron or Memoir'44. I prefer those kinda games above Warhammer type of wargames (i mean i prefer tiles ).


As noted above, Commands & Colors: Ancients for Ancients and BattleLore for 14th-15th century warfare (you can play it without the fantasy elements) are both good choices. Both play very similarly to M44, as they share a core set of rules. Samurai Battles is another recent game in that "line".
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If you're interested in doing Commands & Colors games with miniatures, Hotz Mats has some 4-5" (100-125mm) hex mats especially for Commands & Colors.

http://hotzmats.com/command_mat.html
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You may also try posing the question in the Wargaming forum.

http://boardgamegeek.com/forum/743498/wargames/general
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Geert Dijstelbloem
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EitherOrlok wrote:
Geert Dijstelbloem wrote:
I had some hope there would be a game like Tide of Iron or Memoir'44. I prefer those kinda games above Warhammer type of wargames (i mean i prefer tiles ).


As noted above, Commands & Colors: Ancients for Ancients and BattleLore for 14th-15th century warfare (you can play it without the fantasy elements) are both good choices. Both play very similarly to M44, as they share a core set of rules. Samurai Battles is another recent game in that "line".


Thanks. I think i played BattleLore once, but didn't remember it having miniatures

Anyways, i really like the idea of Commands & Colors: Ancients and Samurai Battles! Gonna buy one of those next month. Maybe both

I think it will be Samurai Battles first
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kentreuber wrote:
If you're interested in doing Commands & Colors games with miniatures, Hotz Mats has some 4-5" (100-125mm) hex mats especially for Commands & Colors.

http://hotzmats.com/command_mat.html


rgordon44 wrote:
You may also try posing the question in the Wargaming forum.

http://boardgamegeek.com/forum/743498/wargames/general


Thanks!
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