Roger's Scenario Thread



  • Name Roman Invasion-Alternate Alliances
    Description Roman invasion of Britain in 43
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    ** Good Points

    • Interesting situation
    • Good unit art

    **Bad Points

    • No victory conditions
    • Little effort to simulate the specifics of classical warfare


  • Name Hearts of Iron 2: Clash Of The Titans-Winter1942
    Description World War 2 starting in late 1942, on a large map
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    Good Points

    • Some interesting unit types
    • China requires a major Japanese effort

    Bad Points

    • No victory conditions
    • Allies don't have enough income to offset Russia's isolation


  • Name Iron Blitz 1942A Russia in the Axis
    Description Classic game with neutral Russia
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    Good Points

    • A different hypothetical situation

    Bad Points

    • Hard to achieve victory especially for Allies
    • Limited options


  • Name Lord of the Rings" Middle Earth
    Description The War of the Ring from the works of Tolkien
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    Good Points

    • Nice map

    Bad Points

    • An uphill struggle for the evil forces, unlike the book where evil is stronger but need to move fast
    • Mass production of unique units
    • No victory conditions


  • Name Caribbean Trade War
    Description The Caribbean in the Age of Sail
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    Good Points

    • Interesting dynamic situation
    • Some effort made to show the importance of fortresses

    Bad Points

    • Arbitrary alliances
    • Ahistorical territory values
    • Events not explained in notes or by notifications
    • Sea movement too slow
    • Fortresses not important enough


  • Name Europe - Alpha v3 Rules
    Description AAE game using AA50 rules
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    Good Points

    • Fast-playing
    • AA50 rules work well

    Bad Points

    • Favors Germany strongly (but can be interesting to play as an Allied nation with AI)
    • Victory conditions not implemented


  • Name Global 40 House Rules
    Description Global game with lots of house rules
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    Note: I played this with all the options on

    Good Points

    • Lots of interesting options, many adding realism

    Bad Points

    • Some the options are glitchy
    • Still the favors the Axis substantially


  • Name Viking 2
    Description Viking raids & conquests
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    Good Points

    • Nice unit art

    Bad Points

    • Poor unit balance
    • Little attempt to reflect the realities of Medieval warfare


  • Name Big World 1942: Factions
    Description Big World with some extra nations added
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    Good Points

    • Lots of interesting unit types
    • Russia starts strong

    Bad Points

    • The unit types can confuse the AI (this is mentioned in the game notes)


  • Name Classic-Gold
    Description The classic edition with some optional rules
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    Good Points

    • Fast-playing
    • Balanced

    Bad Points

    • Lacks some of the subtleties of the later editions


  • Name Ultimate Pants
    Description WW2 on a large map with many playable nations
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    **Good Points

    • Lots of strategic options
    • Straightforward unit set
    • Many playable nations with viable options

    **Bad Points

    • Large number of nations slowz the game (but the unit density isn't bad)
    • No victory conditions
    • Russia gets in trouble because it is hard for the North American nations to exert pressure fast enough
    • Many historical inaccuracies


  • Name Barbarossa
    Description WW2 on the Revised Map with a June 41 start and Italy,China added as players
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    Good Points

    • Fast-playing
    • Some interesting new unit types

    Bad Points

    • No victory conditions
    • Hard to distinguish between some unit types


  • Name Classic Iron Blitz 2nd Edition
    Description The original Larry Harris game with some minor changes
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    **Good Points

    • Fast-playing
    • The AI plays well

    **Bad Points

    • Favors the Allies strongly unless the no Russian First Attack option used
    • Japan can surge across Asia with ahistorical ease.


  • Name WW2 NWO 2.0 Neutrals Assigned
    Description World War 2 in Europe on the New World Order map with minor powers included.
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    Good Points

    • Lots of strategic options
    • Special units for some power

    Bad Points

    • No victory conditions
    • Not very historical


  • Name Classic: Iron Blitz 1942A Russia Neutral
    Description Germany & Japan vs US & UK on the Classic map
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    Good Points

    • A different version of WW2

    Bad Points

    • Favors the Axis
    • Hard to actually achieve victory


  • Name Pacific" 1942
    Description Axis & Allies: Pacific game with minor modifications
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    Good Points

    • AI plays fast

    Bad Points

    • The key to Allied victory is bombing Japan, which the AI doesn't do and is not interesting to play out
    • China falls too easily


  • Name Large Middle Earth - Third Age All Stars
    Description War of the Ring on a detailed map
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    Good Points

    • Lots of interesting themed units, with appropriate abilities

    Bad Points

    • The AI needs to be at Hard, and plays slowly
    • The AI gets confused by the inability of most units to enter mountains


  • Name 41 Oztea SBR
    Description 1941 on the Global 1940 map
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    Good Points

    • You get into fight quickly

    Bad Points

    • As is usual for games based on the Global 1940 map, the Axis has a big advantage.


  • Name AAZ42-NZ
    Description The alternate setup for the AA42-2 from AAZ, but without the zombies
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    Good Points
    *Straight-forward small map game

    Bad Points
    *Needs a heavy bid for the Allies



  • Name Star Wars: Tatooine War (4 teams)
    Description Fight on the ground and in space for control of Tatooine
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    Good Points

    • Lots of Star Wars-themed units
    • Fast-playing

    Bad Points

    • The names are different but every faction except the Tusken Raiders plays much the same.

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