Warmaster: Kislev, Khemri, Dwarves
BFG: Pacification (IN), Expeditionary (Tau), Battlefleet (Chaos), Corsairs, Crusade (IN)
DW: EotBS, FSA
LotR: Khand, Gondor, Mordor, Rohan, Easterling
WHFB: Kaihuanotl, Caxuatn
40k: Daughters of Cacophany, Sept Kel'tyr and Ukos'Va, Stormwatch, Kher-Ys
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1) Infinity (Probably the only game I'd ever play if given the choice).
2) Warzone (Remember this gem? What a great game it was).
3) Force on Force (with Sci-fi minis).
4) The Original Heavy Gear.
6) Heavy Gear Blitz.
7) Space Hulk.
8) Epic 40k
10) Inquisitor (One of the worst implementations of a mini game GW has ever done. Could have been epic greatness and instead it crashed and burned. Gorgeous minis...).
1. 40k apocalypse
2. Flames of war
6. Dystopian wars
7. Blood bowl
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Hmm well I don't have 10, but if I have to rate what I have...
1. Warhammer, yes I get burned out on it all the time but always come crawling back
2. Uncharted Seas
4. Freebooters Fate
6. Flames of War, this could be higher if more peeps than me had the damned game.
7. LOTR SBG
10) Havent got a 10th that I still play but Carnevale has piqued my interest
1. Clash of Empires
2. Rules of Engagement
3. Dead Man's Hand (Old West)
4. Blood Bowl
5. Death in the Dark Continent
7. Faction wars
9. Warhammer 3rd Edition
10. The game I haven't played yet!
In (my) order of priority
1. AD&D Battlesystem (I know!)
2. GW WFB (2nd, 5th, 7th or 8th ed)
3. GW LoTR
6. Anima Tactics
8. ex-GW WAB
10. Confrontation 3
This is an excellent thread.
First, because it illustrates so clearly how different gamers look for wildly different things in their games to make them "good".
Second, as a corollary to the first point, because your list of top ten miniatures wargames says a lot about you as a gamer.
Third, because all of these lists are introducing me to games that are highly rated by Warseers I respect but which I've never played (or even heard of in some cases). I'm going to really enjoy researching some of these to see if I can get my hands on them.
And finally because it's inspired me with several ideas for new articles to write for http://wargameronline.co.uk
And no, none of them will be "the best top ten miniatures wargames".
Well you could do something like "The top 10 wargames you probably haven't heard of".
Too hipster? :P
1. Cadwallon (Or Mordheim, it's the concept that's timeless)
5. Dystopian Wars
7. Uncharted Seas
8. Blood Bowl
10. Necromunda (Or Inq 28mm)
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1) Warmachine/Hordes - it does casual, it does competitive, it does anything
2) Command Decicion: many fond memories of this system played double-blind at cons
3) Epic (GW's best effort)
4) Infinity - although the randomness drives me off the wall sometimes
5) DBM - again a con game, but fond memories galore
7) Raven - too bad it disappeared
Below this it's tricky. Spartan's games. Malifaux, DBM, DBR,Field of Glory, Full Thrust, Impetus, Blood Bowl, Necromunda, Mordheim, 40k, WhFB, Terry Gore's Medieval Warfare, BFG...I either do not have as fond memories of them or still play them because they are cheap to get into (Spartan's games/Blood Bowl) or haven't tried them enough to have strong opinions. The WW2 ones are all from my college days, I burned out on WW2 before FoW appeared, as are most of the historicals - the more i read of premodern military history the less I think of most of them, sadly (T.Gore excepted, perhaps...but I really haven't tried it properly).
I am interested in Saga Warfare - not very historical, but a very amusing and elegant system and Dropzone Commander - is it the new Epic? The miniatures sure are pretty.
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Might as well add my list to this thread.
1) Heavy Gear Blitz: Simply amazing world, and the tactical depth is astounding.
2) Warhammer Quest: Something about this game that just keeps everyone entertained even years after first starting to play it.
3) Warmachine: Really it is the steam-mecha that makes the game for me.
4) Anima Tactics: Love the interactive combat. My only real negative is how almost everyone is a named character
5) Warmaster: I truly enjoyed this tactical game. Simply couldn't find anyone else interested in it once I moved.
6) Firestorm Armada: It is a fun game, and certainly different than the rest of the games I would normally play.
7) Kings of War: I enjoy the ruleset for the system as a fantasy game, as it really does streamline things. It would be higher if I didn't seem to just burn myself out on fantasy in general.
8) Jovian Chronicles: Honestly, if this was supported anymore, it would be much higher on my list, most likely above HGB.
9) Descent: Journeys into the Darkness: This is a board game I enjoyed, but the time required to play it really limited how often I got it out of the box.
10) Monsterpocalypse: An interesting game where I can play a bit more serious against my wife, than turn around and immediately play a very casual game against my daughter.
Warhammer, 40K, Drakon, and numerous other games would most likely be in my top 20, but for a top 10 they simply didn't make the cut. Heavy Gear Blitz looks to be on my gaming radar for a long time. I love the character customization, the quick ruleset, the lore behind everything. DP9 just hit everything just right with me. Granted, Jovian Chronicles was a personal favorite until DP9 restructured their focus, but can't blame them for doing what they must to stay alive. In the end I certainly think it was better for the player and the company with how well HGB turned out.
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My top ten games? Hmm...
1) Blood Bowl. Best. Game. Ever.
2) Firestorm Armada. I have a penchant for space combat games and this is just excellent.
3) Mordheim. My favourite "fantasy" game. The campaign system was excellent which leads me to :
4) Legends of the Old West - LOTR combat system with Mordheim campaign. But with cowboys.
5) Legends of the High Seas - LOTR combat system with Mordheim campaign. But with pirates.
6) A Call To Arms : Star Fleet - another space combat game but with original series Star Trek. Awesome.
7) War Rocket - a '50s style pulp sci-fi game. Very quick and simple but brilliant fun.
8) SuperSystem - super hero game system which is hard to get in the UK now. Excellent miniatures - such as the Glock-Roach (giant cockroach armed with Glock pistols
9) Kings of War. Only just getting into this but my club is mentioned in the new rule book so thought I should mention it!
10) Blood Bowl again. Because it's the Alpha and the Omega of games.
1) Infinity. Just 'cause everything about it is brilliant, and it's reasonably priced too.
2) BFG. Haven't played in ages, but it's great fun, and really makes you think.
3) Bloodbowl. If you've played it, you'll know why it's awesome. Only downside is that pro-elves are dreadful to learn the game with.
4) Warmahordes. Decent ruleset, brilliant minis
5) Battletech. Dunno why, but there's just something about the game's detail.
6) Inquisitor. Lovely models and just silly good fun
7) Anima tactics. Not a fan of the over abundance of characters, but it's good.
8) LotR SBG. It'd be higher, but the warbands thing kinda screwed my Isengard over.
9) WHFB. Haven't played in years, but I'm dying to get back into the game.
10) Heavy Gear Blitz. Haven't played it yet, but minis are amazing and I can't wait to get some
1. Battletech - First miniatures game, first love since the 90's
2. Space Hulk - If and when I can play its awesome
3. 40K - Becoming way too expensive sometimes to keep up with or finish
4. Descente - Dungeoon crawling RPG miniature madness
5. DND Dungeon Crawlers (3 out so far) - Dungeoon crawling RPG miniature madness 2.0
6. Axis and Allies flavors - When I can play it
7. Risk - So one sided at times
8. Lego - LOL, I have 100+ and a huge imagination
9. GiJoe 3 1/4 in - The original miniatures game for me Till I sold them all
8. Green army men - Old school
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In no particular order:
Vor (and No Limits which is based on it)
Warzone (3rd mostly, but the other 2 were fun, especially 1st ed)
SuperSystem (also, pretty much all of the Goalsystem games)
Xtreme Zombie Hunter (haven't gotten to play it yet but boy does it LOOK fun)
Inquisimunda (fan made modification for Necromunda to bring it more in line with all of the 40K setting)
Wolsung (anything Steampunk-ish gets a look. Rules look fairly solid)
Empire of the Dead (see notes for Wolsung )
Heavy Gear (new rules look good and the miniatures are awesome)
Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition (I got into wargaming at the tip end of the Rogue Trader era and this was my first game)
Dark Age (love Brom's artwork, game is based on Vor so mechanically solid)
AE-WWII (Weird War II is another genre that pretty much always gets a look)
That's all I can think of for now.
1: BattleFleet Gothic, this (along with the idea of proxing in some b5 models) is the game that got me back into wargames after I had to choose two of wargames, videogames and Alevels, I don't play it so much now due to a lack of players.
2: Dystopian Wars, I fell in love with the sculpts of the British ships the first time I saw them, they represent my only fully painted legal force so far. The game is fun but a tad simple I plan to add some house rules to fix that.
3: Necromunda, fun game and a grand excuse to break out a wide range of miniatures.
4: Aeronautica Imperialis, now if I could just find someone to play it
5: Dwarf kings hold, this game is amusing and balanced while being easy to learn and quick to set up pity it is so short I don't see myself playing it too often once I tire of it.
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