Wondering if anyone has a favorite designer out there?

I ordered France '40 last year. I fell in love with the components and the design of the game. I also have enjoyed several plays thus far, all solo. I am not sure how much can be attributed to GMT and how much to Mark Simonitch but I immediately pre-ordered his other titles through GMT. I was able to get a shrink-wrapped copy of The Caucasus Campaign from Noble Knight. Same quality and many of the same rules so I am completely hooked now.

I was wondering if there are any other designers that have consistencies through their body of work? If so could you recommend them? Kim Kanger has impressed me with his Road to Cheren but I have not ordered his other games through Legion Games...yet.

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Comment by Roger Morley on April 15, 2014 at 2:26pm

And Kim Kanger.....

Comment by Roger Morley on April 15, 2014 at 2:26pm

I like a lot of various designers. I have no particular favourite. Some of the designers I do like are Rob Markham, Jim Dunnigan, Joseph Miranda & Kevin Zucker amongst many

Comment by Jason Young on April 15, 2014 at 1:38pm

Oops. My mistake Bill you are right.

Comment by Wayne Rotella on April 15, 2014 at 9:56am

These are great! Thank you for the names. Some of them I have seen mentioned here or on BGG and I will continue to research. Runkhe is sticking out right now because I am trying to teach myself A Distant Plain and I am also interested in his other titles in the COIN series.

Comment by Mark Sanchez on April 14, 2014 at 7:39pm

I nominate Dan Versen for at least honorable mention with Hornet Leader, Thunderbolt Apache Leader, and his Field Commander series.  What of Mark Herman and his Washington's War remake of We the People.  I think Volke Runkhe may be a candidate; but, do others believe his political simulations (Is polisim a term) are or are not 'wargames'?

Comment by Bill on April 14, 2014 at 10:44am

I thought that was probably the explanation. Dean Essig is my favorite designer. Mark Simonitch though is definitely a close second.

Comment by Bill Wood on April 14, 2014 at 10:39am

Dean Essig - I play more of his stuff than anything now.

Mark McLaughlin - TNW, Wellington, Kutuzov

On ownership of titles alone, Berg - but it has been a long time since I actually enjoyed a Berg Game. Stuffy old stuff - only Successors stands out as worth playing today.

Comment by Bill Wood on April 14, 2014 at 10:37am

None - we have confusion with Eric Lee Smith I am afraid.

Comment by Bill on April 14, 2014 at 9:01am

What strategic Civil War game did John Butterfield publish??

Comment by Jason Young on April 14, 2014 at 8:52am

I'd have to vote for John Butterfield. His strategic game of The Civil War remains unmatched even after 30 years. D-Day at Omaha beach is alos an excellent solitaire game.

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