Seven Years War In Europe
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I am just getting interested in this period and wondered which are the best tactical or operational games.
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1. Board Game: Zorndorf [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:5908]
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Zorndorf from the Battles in the Age of Reason series. I have just started to get into the Napoleonic La Bataille series and I believe this is similar
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2. Board Game: Lobositz: First Battle of the Seven Years War [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:4806]
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Lobositz from the Battles in the Age of Reason series. A one map game so may be a good introduction to the system
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3. Board Game: Leuthen: Frederick's Greatest Victory [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:6084]
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Leuthan from the Battles in the Age of Reason series.
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4. Board Game: Kolin: Frederick's First Defeat – June 18, 1757 [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:5097]
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Kolin from the Battles in the Age of Reason series. The first game in the series and very hard to find. I believe that it is due for a reprint this year.
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5. Board Game: Prussia's Glory [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:5824]
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Prussia's Glory. A game I own but have only played once. Covers some of the same battles as the Age of Reason series but at a 'brigade' level
 
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6. Board Game: Prussia's Glory II [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:5676]
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Prussia's Glory II. The second in the series and hopefully coming soon.
 
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7. Board Game: Torgau [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:9820]
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Torgau. An old GDW game designed by Frank Chadwick.
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8. Board Game: The Battle of Prague [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:9994]
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Prague. Another GDW game designed by Frank Chadwick. Part of the 120 series of fast playing games
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9. Board Game: The Battle of Lobositz [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:9162]
Peter Bogdasarian
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Washington
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Another GDW Series 120 game, covering the battle of the title. Uses the same system as The Battle of Prague.
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10. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:546]
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A wonderful game for three or four players. Deep and sophisticated play emerges from a deceptively simple set of rules. Friedrich's central position gives him flexibility, but the magnitude of the task before him is daunting. Great fun.
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11. Board Game: Leuthen 1757 [Average Rating:6.24 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Frederick the Great [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3247]
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avalon hill game about 7yw. 7 scanarios. Each can be played in 3 to 4 hours. Great rules which give importance to maneuver. However absolutely broken combat system which leads to absurde choices, and making freddy with a small troop undefeatable, while the bigger his army is the more likely he will lose a battle.
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13. Board Game: Soldier Kings: The Seven Years War Worldwide [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:5658]
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worldwide treatment world war zero.
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14. Board Game: The Seven Years War [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:10103]
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15. Board Game: Frédéric II: La guerre de Sept Ans [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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This game appeared in Vae Victis issue 65. It covers the first two years of the Seven Years' War (1757-8). Each turn represents forty days of real time, each counter is a "brigade equivalent."

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16. Board Game: Grenadier [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:13471]
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Grenadier - Tactical Warfare: 1680 - 1850

This game covers some battles of Frederick but I am not sure witch ones...
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17. Board Game: Hochkirch: 14 Octobre 1758 [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Patrick Major
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18. Board Game: Clash of Monarchs [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:3335]
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Clash of Monarchs lets two to four players recreate the titantic struggle that raged across Europe and the world, pitting Frederick the Great’s Prussia and its Hanoverian allies against Maria Theresa’s Coalition of Austrian, French, Russian, Saxon, Swedish, and Holy Roman Empire forces. Each player directs the effort of one or more of the major powers, plus their minor allies, using the card-driven operations and point-to-point movement system of many of GMT’s most highly-regarded games. The cards help players enact Frederick’s pre-war invasion planning, Austrian minister Kaunitz’s diplomatic triumph in the 2nd Treaty of Versailles, the operational ascendancy of Prussian and Hanoverian light troops, formation of the Austrian General Staff, huge financial loans, court intrigue at Versailles, Vienna, and St. Petersburg, and dozens of other key political, economic, and military events. COM also uses split decks, which foster play of each power’s events in two phases -- Early War (usually through mid-1758), and Wider War (1758 to conclusion) – and allow a multi-player game to use exactly the same rules as a 2-player contest. COM augments the CDG system with a Colonial Conflict sub-game, a fully-integrated treatment of light unit operations, and a Fortunes of War chit pull, which varies the occurrence and/or timing of events beyond players’ control each year -- severe weather, desertion, attrition, possible deaths of English king George II, Empress Elizabeth of Russia, et al, and Madame Pompadour’s political influence over the French commanders, to add further uncertainty and drama to the campaigns.
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19. Board Game: Prussia's Defiant Stand [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:5455]
Paul Bravey
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This was originally going to be released by Columbia as Frederick's War but has now been picked up by Worthington Games. It's a block based game but other than I don't know any details.
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20. Board Game: Seven Years War [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Two Player card game simulating the Seven Years War 1756-1763 between the English & French Alliances. Compete for influence in: Europe, North America, India, and the West Indies. Players share a common deck but with cards specific to certain players and campaigns. Victory can be achieved in Europe or the Colonies.
FREE homemade game project.
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21. Board Game: The Campaigns of Frederick the Great [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:10926]
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Same scope as AH's 'Frederick the Great'. Nearly identical map.
Movement & Combat systems much elaborated.
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