History on the Table Discord Does the Every Wargame Ever List Results

For the past six months members of the History on the Table Discord server have been ranking every wargame on the every wargame ever list (as the list stood at the end of 2021). Using a forced ranking tool from PubMeeple members of the Discord ranked the entire list by considering 2 games at a time. After 6 months of voting, here are the final results:

1GCACW (Series)
2OCS (Series)
3Empire of the Sun (Ep. 17)
4Next War (Series)
5Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble (Ep. 25)
6SPQR Deluxe (Ep. 9)
7Holland `44 (Ep. 31)
8The U.S. Civil War (Ranked Episode 4)
9Red Storm (Ep. 12)
10Here I Stand (Ep. 22)
11Stalingrad ’42: Southern Russia, June-December, 1942 (Ep. 11)
12Silver Bayonet (Ep. 13)
13Line of Battle (Series)
14Normandy `44 (Ep. 5)
15Thunder in the Ozarks: The Battle of Pea Ridge 1862 (Ep. 24)
16Sekigahara (Ep. 27)
17Last Hundred Yards (Ep. 20)
18Empire in Arms (Ep. 26, reranked Ep. 33)
19Sword of Rome (Ep. 32)
20Washington’s Crossing (Ep. 30)
21Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil (Ep. 11)
22Axis Empires (Series)
23Imperial Struggle (Ep. 19)
24Labyrinth: War on Terror (Ep. 28)
25Onward, Christian Soldiers. (Ep. 12)
26Bloody April, 1917: Air War Over Arras, France (Ep. 11)
27Battle Hymn Vol 1: Gettysburg and Pea Ridge (Ep. 5)
28Twilight Struggle (Ep. 19)
29Few Acres of Snow (Ep. 23)
30Operation Pegasus (Ep. 10)
31Angola (Ep. 8)
32Pavlov’s House (Ep. 23)
33Holdfast: Korea (Ep. 5)
341754 Conquest – French and Indian War (Ep. 11)
35Brave Little Belgium (Ep. 21)
36Ardennes 2024 (Ep. 26)
37Memoir `44 (Ep. 11)
38Ottoman Sunset: Great War in the Near East 1914-1918 (Ep. 11)
39Titan (Ep. 4)
40Battle for Galicia, 1914 (Ep 33)
41Zeppelin Raider (Ep. 5)

This was a blast to work through over the past 6 months but next year we are doing a bracket for our sanity!

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.