Mitchell Land on the Every Wargame Ever List

Designer Mitchell Land delivered an early Christmas present to the History on the Table Discord server by taking on the Every Wargame Ever list. Check out Mitchell’s own EWE ranking below and a couple comments on his top games.

You will find the HotT ranking in parentheses after each listing.

  1. Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble (12)
    Mitchell on Dien Bien Phu, “It’s a game that captures the feel of the situation from both sides’ perspectives, goals, and capabilities. Each side plays very differently, and that makes for interesting game play. It almost always turns out to be a tight contest.”
  2. Red Storm (6)
    “Red Storm is a very close 2nd. Primarily because the planning aspects off such rich detail after which watching how well your plans unfold is fascinating and fun.”
  3. Next War: India-Pakistan (7)
    “I should probably have left NWIP and Silver Bayonet out of the mix, but, oddly, I actually enjoy playing them!”
  4. Silver Bayonet (9)
  5. SPQR Deluxe (26)
  6. Atlanta Is Ours (4)
  7. Holland `44 (14)
  8. Stalingrad `42 (8)
  9. Empire in Arms (21)
  10. Sword of Rome (22)
  11. The U.S. Civil War (1)
  12. Beyond the Rhine (5)
  13. Here I Stand (11)
  14. Axis Empires: Dai Senso (19)
  15. Last Hundred Yards (24)
  16. Roads to Gettysburg II (3)
  17. Normandy `44 (25)
  18. Labyrinth: War on Terror (31)
  19. Thunder in the Ozarks: The Battle of Pea Ridge 1862 (13)
  20. Blitzkrieg Legend (17)
  21. Battle Hymn Vol 1: Gettysburg and Pea Ridge (15)
  22. Axis Empires: Totaler Krieg (18)
  23. Onward, Christian Soldiers (16)
  24. None But Heroes (2)
  25. Operation Pegasus (27)
  26. Washington’s Crossing (28)
  27. Sekigahara (20)
  28. Ardennes 2024 (33)
  29. Memoir 44 (38)
  30. Empire of the Sun (10)
  31. Holdfast: Korea (37)
  32. 1754 Conquest – French and Indian War (29)
  33. Titan (42)
  34. Angola (35)
  35. Imperial Struggle (23)
  36. Twilight Struggle (34)
  37. Few Acres of Snow (40)
  38. Pavlov’s House (30)
  39. Ottoman Sunset: Great War in the Near East 1914-1918 (41)
  40. Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil (39)
  41. Bloody April, 1917: Air War Over Arras, France (36)
  42. Brave Little Belgium (32)
  43. Zeppelin Raider (43)

Mitch used the Pub Meeple Ranking engine found here and his ranking was based on the Every Wargame Ever list as it stood on December 20, 2021.

If you are a war game designer and want to submit your own take on the Every Wargame Ever list, please get in touch.

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