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Comment by Mike Rinehart on June 8, 2008 at 8:58pm
My favorite Victory Games Game: James Bond Assault. Impulse tactical combat based on the "Storming the Volcano" scene in you only live twice. Finding the final die roll modifier is a little klunky I guess because the mechanic is from the James Bond Roll Playing system.
Comment by Mark Herman on June 7, 2008 at 10:58am
Howdy, I remember this company....
Comment by James Istvanffy on May 20, 2008 at 7:30pm
The Civil War 1861-1865 was my favorite Victory Games product.
Comment by Eric Walters on May 15, 2008 at 7:35pm
I too liked the scenarios in PACIFIC WAR but haven't even thought of playing the campaign game. Mark C--how did you like it? Anybody else give that a try? Perhaps no finer tribute to this game is the admission by the revisers of SPI's WAR IN THE PACIFIC that they lifted a lot from PACIFIC WAR when they redid that game for its second edition.
Comment by Bill Wood on May 15, 2008 at 10:18am
Pacific War is on my shelf too, and I have solitaired the Guadalcanal Campaign a few times.

I am missing a few counters - maybe six or so.

Finding a FTF opponent for the whole thing is the challenge.

But, that should be easier than finding one for War in the Pacific (also on the shelf).
Comment by Mark C on May 15, 2008 at 8:40am
My all-time favorite game is VG's Pacific War. A little surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet here. It was able to capture both the strategic and operational feel of the Pacific theater-no small feat. I was fortunate to have a ftf opponent many years ago equally as committed as me to the full campaign game. We started several, but only finished one. There were some confusing rules, e.g. operation penalty time and land combat, but Mark Herman's QA/Errata solved most issues quite well. I also played a few games of TCW, and found it to be excellent. IIRC-we used the random leader variant from the General/VG Insider. NATO was probably my 3rd favorite - I owned SPI's The Next War, which I could never quite get a handle on, but NATO was eminently playable. I still own almost the entire VG catalog. I played Vietnam and Korean War a couple times, and enjoyed them both. Yeah - after my Diplomacy/3R days, VG provided me with a great twilight to my ftf boardgaming career. I still hope that somehow I'll be able to relive some of it in retirement (at least that's my rationale for holding on to these games).
Comment by Jack Beckman on May 14, 2008 at 2:12pm
While I have several VG titles, the only one I've played is Civil War. I agree it's a great game, very balanced. Most games of TCW I've played have gone in doubt to pretty close to the end.
Comment by Eric Walters on May 14, 2008 at 5:49am
PANZER COMMAND is one of the best tactical game systems out there. Sure, there could have been a few improvements, but overall it felt right. And it did a great job of simulating 11th Panzer on the Chir River--awesome to play over the actual terrain. Back then, historical tactical wargames were not common--we didn't have TCS, ATS, or HASL. Most games were played on generic or geomorphic boards and not depictions of actual ground that was fought over. PANZER COMMAND broke that mold.
Comment by Eric Walters on May 14, 2008 at 5:47am
HELL'S HIGHWAY wasn't bad--for years it was the best overall treatment of the Market-Garden campaign. Best played with free drop zone selection for the Allies! FRANCE '44 was a tight, fun little game that was very interactive. Never caught on, from what I could tell.
Comment by Andreas Ludwig on May 14, 2008 at 4:58am
You should definitely play Vietnam, if you have it sitting on the shelf and you are interested in the topic. We played all of the scenarios, some multiple times and I can say that this game has a unique feel to it and combines some good insights into the vietnam warfare with really thrilling gameplay. However the scenarios are tough for US player to win.

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