I was conversing with Wittman
over his observation that there really hasn't been all that much real innovation in board wargaming of late. I remember having a similar conversation with Jon Compton not that long ago. We hearkened back to Tom Cundiff and his OLD SOLDIERS magazine
, breathing new life into old titles with variants and magnificent variant counters. The AH GENERAL Project
is also accomplishing much the same thing, again with components for those beloved old games. There's a lot of old SPI titles on HEXWAR.COM
and people have been busy creating VASSAL and CYBERBOARD versions of old wargames.
It made me think--what titles do you consider "classic" and why? Do you still play them? What other old games do you play--whether or not they deserve "classic status"--and why? What old games do you wish you could play but can't--either because you sold the game or otherwise don't have a copy?
I always have issues with the term "classic," but would put these games into that category--yes, I still play them:
Other "non-classic" old games I still would play:
Old games I wish I had because I think I'd play them, but I don't own them: