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Couldn't find a comprehensive thread, so, thought I would start one...

A few geek lists:

Ancients Wargames: The glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome

Free Print & Play Ancients Wargames

Top 10 Grand Strategic Classical (Ancients) Wargames

Top Ancients Wargames as Rated by Active BGG Wargamers - June 2013

Geeklist History #2 - Ancients

Ancients Miniature Games

Top 10 Rome Games

Lesser Known Roman Commanders (Republic edition)

Roman Gladiators

Late Roman Empire wargames

Some threads:

BOOK CLUB: Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

Wargaming music for ancients games

Ancients wargamers and scholars, lend me your ears! Latin pronunciation in ancient Rome!

Ancient-Era Operational Game?

Pre-Gunpowder Wargamers

Ancient strategic and operational level wargames

NATO style symbols for Ancients

Ancient Gamers

All Hail Pyrrhus of Epirus and the Rise of the Roman Republic

Lost Battles

SLAVERY......in an Ancient Roman game:

Dionysius I of Syracuse: why so little buzz?

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An AAR on Polis: Fight for the Hegemony will post later today.

Finally, the next Guns, Dice, Butter , episode XXV, which will be out soon deals with ancients. We've visited the ancients previously: Episode XI: Jan 8, 2013 involved a conversation with Fred Schachter, designer of The Siege of Jerusalem (Third Edition) and a conversation with Enrico Viglino (game reviewer {video BGG} extraordinaire) regarding wargames covering the ancients period: Rome and Greece.
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You might want to remove the HRE entry because as the saying goes it was neither Holy, Roman nor much of an Empire.
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Agree! And removed...
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Polis AAR up: Prancing in Peloponnese: 1st MN Gives Polis a Punt: Some Gopher Thumbs Up: March 19, 2016
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Guns, Dice, Butter (Episode XXV) returns to the ancient world with a discussion evolving esteemed historian Adrian Goldsworthy and game designer extraordinaire Mark Herman. Hope to publish in the next week or so.
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Excellent combo!
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Pericles playtest map

Life is good: another Pel Wars game on the horizon - Herman's Pericles.

http://www.insidegmt.com/?p=6467
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Herr Dr wrote:
Pericles playtest map


Already (absolutely) loving the map. thumbsup
 
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Very good AAR of The Rise of the Roman Republic : http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?14@@.ee6efe4/6302
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Herr Dr wrote:


Recommended. Also to be found on BGG (albeit without footnotes): The Samnite Wars
 
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https://www.gmtgames.com/p-710-peloponnesian-war.aspx

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Just finished it: decent read.
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Herr Dr wrote:


Just finished it: decent read.


Volume 2 is good too. His book on Pyrrhus is excellent and I heartily reccomend it to anyone interested in that period (Rise of Rome as a "super power, Punic Wars etc.).
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All my Ancients gaming is done using miniatures. I have amassed large 6mm scale armies of Republican Romans, Carthaginian, Pyrrhic and Galatians.

Usually use DBM or Fields of Glory rules. I also have English Civil War and Crimean War armies but that's for another thread.

I do own two board games. Battles of the Ancient World Vol.1&2 but they are unplayed as of yet.

I personally find that miniatures suit this era for some reason whereas for WW 2 I found that operational scale board games seem to work best.
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AndyBadger01 wrote:
Herr Dr wrote:


Just finished it: decent read.


Volume 2 is good too. His book on Pyrrhus is excellent and I heartily reccomend it to anyone interested in that period (Rise of Rome as a "super power, Punic Wars etc.).


Off to purchase it. Thank you for the recommendation.
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