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Comment by Eric Walters on May 13, 2008 at 6:24pm
THE CIVIL WAR was, in my mind, a landmark game. Certainly it put Victory Games on the map as a major player when SPI went away. The other game that came out then, GULF STRIKE, just didn't have the immediate appeal, even though that effort was quite novel and innovative (and one of my favorite modern-era games). There wasn't a game this company published in its short history that I didn't like.

The AMBUSH series of solitaire tactical games has perhaps been superceded by the likes of SOLITAIRE ASL if you can invest that kind of "startup" cash for a solitaire game. Sure the scales are different. But the wide variety of possibilities are all there. Far more interesting were the naval solitaire games, such as TOKYO EXPRESS.

THE KOREAN WAR has been only recently superceded by MMP/The Gamers' KOREA: THE FORGOTTEN WAR using the Operational Combat Series (OCS) system, which is superlative. But some will prefer the Victory Games title.

VG's remake/redesign of NATO is still a favorite, despite the competition given the topic. GULF STRIKE (especially with the add-ons) and AEGEAN STRIKE have never been topped--there's nothing else out there quite like them. CENTRAL AMERICA was interesting but had its flaws in replicating irregular warfare--it was a terrific and complex game on conventional operations, but failed to do show the asymmetrical aspects. Still, nothing else is like it. FLASHPOINT: GOLAN is another incredibly unique title, as were the FLEET series modern naval wargames by Joe Balkoski.

Nothing has ever replaced VIETNAM either; it's played to this day and still considered the definitive game on the war.
Comment by Bill Wood on May 13, 2008 at 3:33pm
I was pleased when VG was announced both Death of SPI - and my first purchase from them was to be one of my all time favorite games - The Civil War.

Many of these games now sit on my shelf unplayed, and many never acquired.

Only tow have I played against others - Across 5 Aprils and TCW - and lots of TCW. For me, nothing compares to TCW, as long as you use some leader variant rules.

Panzer Command, Korean War, and Vietnam sit on the shelf - waiting.

At about the time VG went full bore, I fell out of the hobby.

What did I miss?

Should I bother with acquiring/playing some of them?

Has anyone ever topped TCW, Korean War and Vietnam?

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