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Index of games by order of preference

This is a very rough order of how much I subjectively liked every game.

  • Good
  1. Wreck of the B.S.M. Pandora (the) (1982) – AAR, R&R
  2. Eastern Front 1941 (1981) – AAR1, AAR2, R&R

    Still interesting
  3. VC (1982) – AAR + R&R
  4. Close Assault (1983) – AAR & R&R
  5. Bomb Alley (1982) – AAR Malta North Africa, R&R
  6. Southern Command (1981) – AAR part 1, part 2, R&R
  7. Starbase Hyperion (1980) – AAR + R&R
  8. Space Station Zulu (1983) – AAR + R&R
  9. Star Trek (1973+) – AAR + R&R

    Well-designed but obsolete
  10. Galactic Gladiators (1982) – AAR + R&R
  11. Shattered Alliance (the) (1981) – AAR, R&R
  12. Computer Ambush (1980) – AAR, R&R
  13. Operation Apocalypse (1981) – AAR, R&R
  14. Cytron Masters (1982) – AAR + R&R
  15. Invasion Orion / Starfleet Orion (1979) – AAR part 1, part 2, R&R
  16. Road to Gettysburg (the) (1982) – AAR + R&R
  17. Cosmic Balance (the) (1982) – AAR + R&R
  18. Across the Rubicon / Rubicon II (1982/1983) – AAR+R&R

    Obsolete
  19. Computer Conflict [aka Conflict] (1980) – AAR + R&R
  20. Computer Bismarck (1980) – AAR, R&R
  21. North Atlantic ’86 (1983) – AAR : Early November, Late November, Finale ; R&R
  22. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1982) – AAR + R&R
  23. Empire / Empire, Wargame of the Century (1987) – AAR + R&R
  24. Epidemic! (1982) – AAR + R&R
  25. Guadalcanal Campaign (1982) – AAR Coral Sea Guadalcanal Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec ; R&R
  26. NukeWar (1980) – AAR + R&R
  27. Knights of the Desert (1983) – AAR + R&R
  28. Parsector V (1980) – AAR + R&R
  29. Space Ace 21 (1981) – AAR + R&R
  30. Andromeda Conquest (1982) – AAR + R&R, Multiplayer AAR
  31. Galactic Empire (1979) – AAR + R&R
  32. Warp Factor (the) (1981) – AAR, R&R
  33. King Arthur (1981) – AAR + R&R

    Flawed and obsolete
  34. Tawala’s Last Redoubt (1981) – AAR + R&R
  35. Computer Napoleonics (1980) – AAR, R&R
  36. Tanktics (1978) – AAR, R&R
  37. Computer Air Combat (1980) – AAR, R&R
  38. Emperor (1980) – AAR + R&R
  39. Battle for Normandy (1982) – AAR + R&R
  40. Nobunaga’s Ambition (1983) – AAR + R&R
  41. Supreme Ruler (1982) – AAR + R&R
  42. Legionnaire (1982) – AAR + R&R

    Totally obsoleteat this point the ranking is extremely theoretical
  43. North Atlantic Convoy Raider (1980) – AAR + R&R
  44. Armor Assault (1982) – AAR+R&R
  45. Galactic Revolution (1980) – AAR + R&R
  46. Dnieper River Line (1982) – AAR + R&R
  47. The Alien (1983) – AAR + R&R
  48. Shoot ‘Em Up in Space (1982) – AAR + R&R
  49. Squadron Leader Games (1980/1982) – AAR + R&R
  50. Midway Campaign (1980) – AAR + R&R
  51. Kamikaze (1983) – AAR + R&R
  52. Cosmic Balance II (1983) – AAR Part 1, Part 2, R&R
  53. Ants!!! (1979) – AAR + R&R
  54. Starclash (1980) / Starclash II (1984) – AAR + R&R
  55. Battle of Shiloh (the) (1981) – AAR + R&R
  56. Tigers in the Snow (1981) – AAR + R&R
  57. Kawanakajima na Kassen (1981) – AAR + R&R
  58. Trek73 (1981) – AAR + R&R
  59. Torpedo Fire (1981) – AAR, R&R
  60. Battle of Britain [Microgame Simulations] (1982) – AAR + R&R
  61. Centurion (1981) – AAR + R&R
  62. B-1 Nuclear Bomber (1980) – AAR + R&R
  63. Domination (1981) – AAR + R&R
  64. Cosmic Conquest (1982) – AAR + R&R
  65. Battle of Zeighty (the) (1982) – AAR + R&R
  66. Napoleon (1982) – AAR + R&R
  67. Conflict 2500 (1981) – AAR + R&R
  68. New World (1982) – AAR + R&R

Could not rank

Those are games that I covered but that I cannot rank :

  • Galactic Trader (1979) – AAR + R&R (not a wargame)
  • Galaxy [Galactic Empires] (1981) – AAR + R&R (designed for multiplayer)
  • Napoleon’s Campaigns : 1813, 1815 (1981) – AAR, R&R (the only available version has a critical bug)

BRIEF

The BRIEF are not ranked, but for completion sake here is the list :

  • Assault IV (1981) – BRIEF (sessions last less than 5 minutes, more puzzle than strategy)
  • A World at War (1983) – BRIEF (sessions last less than 5 minutes, simple)
  • Battle of Britain [Molimerx] (1981) – BRIEF (arcade game pretending there is a strategy layer)
  • Galactic Attack (1980) – BRIEF (no strategy but skill with calculating angle quickly)
  • Godzilla (1980) – BRIEF (sessions last less than 5 minutes, no strategy)
  • Land Battle (1982/1998) – BRIEF (multiplayer only)
  • Mission Empire (1982) – BRIEF (inferior copy of Galactic Empire)
  • Roman Empire (1982) – BRIEF (part of Lothlorien’s early “almost wargames”)
  • Peloponnesian War (1982) – BRIEF (part of Lothlorien’s early “almost wargames”)
  • Sahara Warriors (1979) – BRIEF (one part of the game is multiplayer only, the other is not a wargame)
  • Samurai Warrior (1982) – BRIEF (Lothlorien early game. Not even wargame-adjacent)
  • Starbase Zero (1979) – BRIEF (early Trek73-like)
  • Sea Battle (1980) – BRIEF (multiplayer only)
  • Takeover (1982/1998) – BRIEF (multiplayer only)
  • Tank Command (1980) – BRIEF (not a wargame)
  • Tyrant of Athens (1982) – BRIEF (part of Lothlorien’s early “almost wargames”)
  • Utopia (1981) – BRIEF (designed for multiplayer)
  • Warlord (1982) – BRIEF (part of Lothlorien’s early “almost wargames”)
  • War of Nerves (1979) – BRIEF (arcade & multiplayer only)
  • World Power (1978) – BRIEF (no strategy at all)