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Nice thread resurrection.

I still have all my old Avalon Hill games: PanzerBlitz, Starship Troopers, Arab-Israeli Wars, Tobruk. Probably a couple more - that's just off the top of my head.

Good times.
Starship Troopers and PanzerBlitz were a staple in my teens. I have two copies of PanzerBlitz now because we used to play blind games.

I don't play some of the older games, such as Waterloo or PanzerBlitz, anymore because the victory is a forgone conclusion. I wonder how I would feel about Starship Troopers now. It was always set up in my friend's basement through highschool. Right next to Wizard, Melee, and a few other Micro-games.
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I enjoy Submarine and many old AH games. I even have A3R unopened and the original.
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I'm a died in the wool board gamer from way back.

Loved all the tactical stuff, but they were mind numbing at times. We settled on Storm Over Arnhem, and the really nail biting Thunder At Casssino.

Our group favourite was War & Peace, because of its playability.

My personal favourite, however was VGs CIVIL WAR. I have an unbroken string of Confederate victories, that used to leave my opponents throwing their dice across the room. I aimed to simply conserve my resources, beef up my coastal defences, and use my armies in tandem to suppor one another. No flashy sweep nto the north, no border state offensives that went nowhere. I used to win by the 1864 election, and if I didn't have enough points, the game usually degenerated into a free for all grab for VP cities. Another favourite trick was to use the Union armies as a tactical defense offense. If you could get them at the right moment and position, you can force a retreat into a major river and wipe out an entire army all at once.

THAT used to frustrate opponents to no end! Dice were hurled, the air turned blue....it was great fun!

We even had a large set of dice, fist size, so that people could get a good roll, and incidently have something to toss across the floor whilst swearing profusely!

Magazine games I've got a few of, mainly from command. The best of the lot was a game called Buena Vista, with beautiful uniforms on the Mexican counters, and double sized Mexican Pike units. Lots of units in very cramped terrain. I got that board blown up to double size, and we played that one over and over.

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I'm a died in the wool board gamer from way back.

Loved all the tactical stuff, but they were mind numbing at times. We settled on Storm Over Arnhem, and the really nail biting Thunder At Casssino.

Our group favourite was War & Peace, because of its playability.

My personal favourite, however was VGs CIVIL WAR. I have an unbroken string of Confederate victories, that used to leave my opponents throwing their dice across the room. I aimed to simply conserve my resources, beef up my coastal defences, and use my armies in tandem to suppor one another. No flashy sweep nto the north, no border state offensives that went nowhere. I used to win by the 1864 election, and if I didn't have enough points, the game usually degenerated into a free for all grab for VP cities. Another favourite trick was to use the Union armies as a tactical defense offense. If you could get them at the right moment and position, you can force a retreat into a major river and wipe out an entire army all at once.

THAT used to frustrate opponents to no end! Dice were hurled, the air turned blue....it was great fun!

We even had a large set of dice, fist size, so that people could get a good roll, and incidently have something to toss across the floor whilst swearing profusely!

Magazine games I've got a few of, mainly from command. The best of the lot was a game called Buena Vista, with beautiful uniforms on the Mexican counters, and double sized Mexican Pike units. Lots of units in very cramped terrain. I got that board blown up to double size, and we played that one over and over.

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Dude the fix for civil war is to allow the union to refuse a turn end. It costs the union a vp and can only be done once a turn. Really changes the game into something playable as the union.
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Still have quite a few Avalon Hill games, including my first--Afrika Korps.

The only ones I've played recently are Dune, Gunslinger, and Titan. Hard to get my buddies to play more complicated, straight-up wargames.
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