I've been documenting my find the other day on Russ Gifford's "All Things SPI" group.  For 30 bucks I got a banker's box of games of all types, including 51 SPI titles from Ares and S&T!

There is more in the box that falls under the category of "very obscure."  I figured they don't fall within any of the groups here, so I'll post them here:

Tractics (TSR) - A pristine copy with all the colored paper charts and books totally uncracked; the only problem is that the staples on the books have started to rust

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (GDW) - Well used, punched, but in decent condition with the original cardboard counter holder, and a die included.

Vicksburg:  The War for the West (Rand Game Associates) - Appears to have all the components, punched but still in the box

First Indochina War (The Third Millennia) - In the original envelope in which it was mailed to the original owner, unpunched and in good condition

Breakout (The Third Millennia) - Also in its envelope, unpunched and in good shape.

Salerno (The Third Millennia) - In the envelope from "BattleFlag Magazine", unpunched and in good shape

Rifle-Musket (SDC) - Punched but in good shape along with Conflict Magazine #7

The Alamo! (SDC) - Bonus game with the above issue of Conflict; punched

MacArthur: The Road to Bataan (3W) - Game with The Wargamer #44 (included); unpunched and in good shape

Khalkin-Gol (SDC) - In with Conflict #5; game is punched but in good shape

House to House (Spartan Int'l) - Miniatures rules for WWII house to house fighting included as part of The Spartan Magazine #7

Norad (SDC) - Included within Conflict #4; game is punched and in good shape

Dien Bien Phu (SDC) - Included within Conflict #6; game is punched and in good shape

Battle for Hue (SDC) - Bonus game included with the above issue; game is punched but in good shape

Omaha Beach (Spartan Int'l) - Game included with issue #4 of the Spartan; components are "unpunched" but basically a colored paper sheet of counters and b/w geomorphic maps (take that SL!).

 

That rounds out the collection.  Some of this stuff seems pretty sophisticated for the early 1970s.  However, it's amazing just how rapidly the state of the art advanced throughout that decade.

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Comment by John Kranz on March 25, 2013 at 8:03am

Wow...what an amazing find for only $30. Quite the catch!

Comment by Christian A. Strasser on March 22, 2013 at 3:36pm

I just found one more: 

2nd Galactic War (Third Millennium) - punched but in decent shape.

 

@Bill - I will part with some of them.  Russ asked about Citadel of Blood and I posted it on ebay for him to get as a "buy it now" since I have the account and payment infrastructure already setup.

I'm keeping the GBACW games that were in there along with the Blue / Gray stuff to help me with my research for my own addition to that series, The Birth of Lee.  Beyond that, I want to think about what I've got and decide if it's worth it to try and learn / play some of them.  So many!  I don't even know where to start.

Comment by Bill Florig on March 22, 2013 at 3:09pm

Christian,

 

Are you going to part with any of these or post the list in the BGG marketplace?

 

thx

 

Bill

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