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When I first stated listing my game collection on BGG I was surprised that the following games were not in the BGG database. I would have added these games sooner, but even though I knew I owned them, I couldn't easily locate them... Moving house is a good way of locating hard to find items! Having just completed a move, I have found these games and have now added them to the BGG database.

I've created this geeklist to bring these new database additions to the attention of other wargame collectors. Yes, these games are wargames and of limitied interest to non-wargamers. Wargamers, on the other hand should be happy to see these additions to BGG database.
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1. Board Game: Tannenberg [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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From the early days of SPI. Test Series Game #8. This was the first SPI game I ever purchased. More "playable" than its sister game, 1914. The version I have came with mounted counters (earlier versions had unmounted counters) and a two-color black and white map. By today's standards, the graphics of this game are terrible, but at the time, a new vista of gaming possibilities had opened up before me. I'm glad that this game is now part of the BGG database.
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2. Board Game: 1914 Revision Kit [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Published by "The Poultron Press" (the pre-cursor to SPI), the 1914 Revision Kit was Jim Dunnigan's attempt to make 1914 (designed by Dunnigan and published by Avalon Hill) more playable and fun. (This is a weird twist of fate as in the future SPI would have a reputation for publishing more historically accurate games at the expense of playability whereas Avalon Hill would put playability before historical accuary.)
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3. Board Game: Napoleon at Waterloo Advanced Game Expansion Kit [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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An attempt to take the simplistic Napoleon at Waterloo and make it more "accurate and realistic" (although the rules for this expansion make a point of saying that both version of the game are historically valid.)

The scale changes from division sized units to brigade sized units. Zones of control are sticky, instead of rigid and artillery attacks separately (bombards).

This game system did not appear again in other NAW type games. This revision kit was a one-shot deal.
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