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Game #1244
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Wargame Construction Set 3: Age of Rifles 1846: 1905    View all Top Dogs in this genre
War   Hex or tile-based

Rating: 8.58 (377 votes)

Wargame Construction Set 3: Age of Rifles 1846: 1905 box cover

Wargame Construction Set 3: Age of Rifles 1846: 1905 screenshot
"A detailed examination of tactical warfare from the Mexican War (1846) to the Russo-Japanese War (1905), this allowed the gamer to 'dervishly' beat up on Fuzzy-Wuzzies to his heart's content. With a scenario editor that was relatively easy to use, a plethora of scenarios have become available over the Internet, covering the obscure and not-so-obscure battles of the 19th Century. Remember, a repeating rifle generally beats a bow and arrow, unless one grows too ambitious... My personal feeling is that the scenarios were in fact too generic, and I was never able to discern in game terms the basic advantage of the needle-gun in the Franco-Prussian War or why certain rifle advances occurred in certain times. But if the history was a little weak, the game value was pretty strong." [excerpt from M. Evan Brooks' Homepage]

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Norm Koger
Developer: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Theme: Historical, Design Tool
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Game page at Wargamer.com (archived)
If you like this game, try: Wargame Construction Set, Wargame Construction Set 2: Tanks!, Wooden Ships & Iron Men

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