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Other tactical games that are simpler and less random?
Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [21/08/2021] à 06:34

I'm enjoying HoBR and HoN. What is similar to HoBR and HoN (terrain effects, shooting, squad building, etc) but simpler and possibly less random?


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [21/08/2021] à 22:49

My favorite tactical games besides the heroes series are Front Towards Enemy, Men of Iron, and Undaunted. Undaunted being the simplest, FTE just a little more complicated but oh so deep, and men of iron being the most complicated. I think the only other tactical I know of with squad building is Conflict of Heroes with the custom game expansion. I haven’t played it yet but hear it’s fantastic


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [22/08/2021] à 01:41

Awesome, thanks! Will check those out.


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [25/08/2021] à 21:17

Have you tried Tide of Iron?


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [27/08/2021] à 07:32

No, I haven't tried Tide of Iron. I'll check out some gameplay on Youtube. Thanks!


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [28/08/2021] à 17:00

Quote from DiggingBear on [21/08/2021] à 06:34

I'm enjoying HoBR and HoN. What is similar to HoBR and HoN (terrain effects, shooting, squad building, etc) but simpler and possibly less random?


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Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [05/09/2021] à 22:57

Tide of Iron, Memoir '44, and HoN all came out approximately the same time and all are simpler replications of Squad Leader, on a different scale. Of these, ToI is just as complex as HoN, while Memoir '44 is definitely the simplest and has a handful of expansions if you like it.


Undaunted is a good mention. Its a newer game that plays quite differently, sorta a card game on a map… sorta. Definitely worth looking at.


Another good WWII themed game is the push-your-luck card game The Grizzled. This is a co-op game, and is simple to learn (you're really just matching cards) but a good challenge to succeed at. Could be seen as more a filler game, but an excellent filler none the less.


I'll also give mention to Neuroshima Hex! This takes place in a nuclear war torn sci-fi future setting, is reasonably simple and very quick to set up and play, yet strategy is definitely there. An excellent "small" game that plays like nothing else… maybe Chess is a distant cousin. It is random in that you're drawing from a stack of chits, but the strategy is in how you place those chits for best effect before a battle erupts. And it is very 80s sci-fi, so the theme may not be your bag, but it remains one of my favourite pull-out-and-get-playing 2 player games.


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [06/09/2021] à 20:20

Thanks, Kingprawn, I'll check out Memior '44 and Neuroshima Hex.


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [02/12/2021] à 14:50

I think Red Alert.


Other tactical games that are simpler and less random? Posted on [13/12/2021] à 23:42

I'd say Tank on Tank by lock n load publishing or it's ww2 Nations at War games offer simple, fun and tactical games with army building options. If you consider the dice rolling to be an issue then I'm not sure of many tactical games that don't employ them at a fundamental level. Most wargames require a random number generator to provide an "entertaining challenge", whether its cards, chit pull, random event tables, hidden information or just combat resolution tables. Tbh I've played dozens of tactical wargame systems and the Heroes system is the most enjoyable in terms of fun vs tactical play. Everything else tends to lean towards too simplistic (undaunted/Memoir) or too complicated (ASL, TOI, LnLT, ATS, PzG) Devil Pig have really nailed beer and pretzel tactical wargames with their system. It's the system I've successfully played with regular and non-wargamers despite its breadth of options. Maybe try the HoN card game. That's simpler but provides a different challenge, all with the same art style and theme


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