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Part 5. Continuing with the History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1981-1982

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Legendary Tactics take us through a productive time in the history of Avalon Hill. The story of The Avalon Hill Game Company continues as we move towards its peak!

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/17/2024


Part 4. The Story of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1978-1980

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In Part 4 Legendary Tactics takes a look at the prolific period at the end of the 1970s, when many classic games were produced by The Avalon Hill Game Company.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/4/2024


Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024


Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024


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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

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Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Great Battles of History Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Richard Berg, Mark Herman
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Articles


Article ID
Pub Date
Article Description
Source
919
Date: 11/22/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Great Battles of History (GBoH) – my 3 favorite

The Great Battles of History series designed by Richard Berg and Mark Herman for GMT Games is a system to refight battles at the tactical level spanning almost 3000 years starting with Sumer (ca 2320 BC) to Thirty Years War battles in Europe, Africa, the Middle east and Japan. The Boardgames Chronicle tells which are the favorite three games of the series and explains why.
Web Link
918
Date: 11/8/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
SPQR A Look at the classic.

The Great Battles of History Series published by GMT Games remains a popular tactical warfare system covering ancient battles. The Big Board reports on their recent play session of SPQR stating that the game itself is not complicated however they had difficulty navigating the rules.
Web Link
917
Date: 12/2/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
SPQR Bagradas Plains 255 BC Solo Replay

I love Ancients and though complex, the GMT's Great Battles of History Series is probably the best simulation of the era given our current knowledge. The Boardgames Chronicle give us a solo replay of SPQR's Bagradas Plains scenario It is nearly end of the First Punic War and Carthage is almost defeated. The Romans land in North Africa and the Punic leaders, being desperate, hire a Spartan general, Xanthippus, who managed to actually organize the Carthaginian forces and plan for the best use of their assets.
Web Link
916
Date: 3/31/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video - SPQR - The Boardgames Chronicle

"Being a big fan of Mark Herman Great Battles of History series, I anxiously anticipated SPQR reprint, which contains all the bonus and extra scenarios / modules. And finally it arrived - short unboxing, presentation of components and my expectations in the article and movie."
Web Link
910
Date: 8/8/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Links for some SPQR Files

This link includes several player aids for SPQR from GMT Games including: the SPQR Condensed Rulebook, Shock Combat Charts, and Leader Charts. We thank Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Archive.org
920
Date: 5/7/2015
Poster: Pat L.
SPQR Sample Game

Dave Townsend used to have a web page dedicated to the Great Battles of History Series from GMT Games. This link follows a step by step replay of the learning scenario from SPQR. Other links within the page take you to subsequent game turns and Townsend's home page for the series. We thank Archive.org for preserving this web page.
Archive.org
915
Date: 8/7/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Intro to SPQR (video)

Enrico Viglino aka "Calandale" takes a first look at SPQR from GMT Games' Great Battles of History series.
Web Link
911
Date: 12/2/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Errata and clarifications for SPQR DeLuxe (PDF file)

muxiqi posted errata and clarifications for SPQR Deluxe as of November, 2008 on Boardgamegeek.com. You will need to be a registered user to download this file.
Web Link
898
Date: 11/11/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Official errata for SPQR 2nd Edition as of November 11, 2000

Errata courtesy of GMT Games .
Web Link
894
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Grognard Hosted
895
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Grognard Hosted
896
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Grognard Hosted
899
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Grognard Hosted
900
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review (Word file)

Web Link
901
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Beneventum replay

Grognard Hosted
902
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
introduction (PDF)

Grognard Hosted
903
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
joint rulebook with Great Battles of Alexander (PDF)

Grognard Hosted
904
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay of Agathocles Tower scenario (PDF)

Grognard Hosted
905
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay of Castrum Album scenario (PDF)

Grognard Hosted
906
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay of Cirta scenario (PDF)

Grognard Hosted
907
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (PDF file)

Grognard Hosted
912
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Web Link
913
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video replay of Castrum Album

Web Link
914
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video replay of Trebbia River

Web Link