Game Spotlights

June 7, 2022

Devin

War Games of The Historical Game Company

The Historical Game Company produces historical war games focused on underrepresented but critical conflicts throughout history. Most of their games come in both Ziplock and Boxed Game versions. The counters and cards are high-quality, and the maps are beautifully illustrated on durable textured surfaces.


We’ve compiled ten of the most recent releases for you to browse!

  1. Fort Jefferson Attack
  2. Battle of Baton Rouge
  3. Battle of Yorktown
  4. Battle of Saratoga
  5. Attack on Cahokia
  6. Battle of Pensacola
  7. Battle of Poltava
  8. Battle of Leuthen
  9. Battle of St. Louis
  10. Siege of Khartoum
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Fort Jefferson Attack

August 1780

The Americans under George Rogers Clark have conquered the British Illinois Country. They have decided to build a fort and establish a permanent settlement in Chickasaw territory. The outraged Chickasaws plan to destroy the fort and besides being led by their great war captains such as Piominko, are aided by loyalist and British officers such as James Colbert. The Americans aided by their Kaskaskia allies prepare for the attack and hope to drive the Chickasaws away. The stage is set…

The Fort Jefferson Attack game is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the Chickasaw attack on Fort Jefferson during the American Revolutionary War. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Americans and their allies, and the other player commands the Chickasaws.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of Baton Rouge

September, 1779

Spain has entered the American Revolutionary War and has secretly planned a campaign to conquer West Florida from the British. After quickly capturing Fort Bute and some other small posts, Bernardo de Galvez has arrived at Baton Rouge where the British have constructed a large redoubt. The Spanish army is large but contains untrained troops and many are sick from the heat. The Spanish need a glorious victory and think Galvez is their man. The British are prepared to vigorously defend the fort. The stage is set…

The Battle of Baton Rouge is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the Spanish attack against the British redoubt at Baton Rouge in 1779 during the American Revolutionary War. The game takes 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Spanish forces and the other player commands the British forces.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of Yorktown

Fall 1781

American General Washington and his French allies have trapped the British army under General Cornwallis at Yorktown. Cornwallis is awaiting aid from General Clinton and is fighting a delaying action. He is confident his men can hold off the inferior American forces and the French. The stage is set…

The Battle of Yorktown is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the Franco-American attack and siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War. One player commands the British and their Hessian mercenaries and the other player commands the Franco-American forces. The game takes about 90 minutes to play.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of Saratoga

Fall 1777

Fall 1777, General Burgoyne has set in motion his master plan to end the American Revolutionary War. All that stands in his way is a motley group of Americans under General Gates who has a running feud with the more competent General Arnold. A desperate fight is likely to center around Freeman’s Farm and the American fortified positions. The stage is set…

The Battle of Saratoga is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the British attempt to break through the American lines. One player commands the British and their Hessian mercenaries and the other player commands the American forces. The game takes about 90 minutes to play.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Attack on Cahokia

May 26, 1780

Spain has entered the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain and George Rogers Clark has captured the British Illinois Country. Orders are given to sweep the Spanish and Americans from the Mississippi River valley including an attack on Cahokia. The town is defended by a mix of Americans, local French militia and Kaskaskia warriors, 1ohich has been fortified against the expected British attack. The stage is set…

The Attack on Cahokia game is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the British led attack on Cahokia during the American Revolutionary War. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Americans and the other player commands the British.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of Pensacola

April, 1781

Spain has taken the initiative to reconquer its East and West Florida territories from Great Britain. All that remains is the main city of Pensacola. Bernado de Galvez has assembled a huge force to take Pensacola but the British have prepared major defensive works to repel the attack, have gathered Native American allies and are confident of success. Time is working against the Spanish in terms of diminishing supplies and a possible British relief force. The state is set…

The Battle of Pensacola game is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the Spanish and French attack on British held Pensacola in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Spanish and French forces and the other player commands the British forces.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of Poltava

July 1709

The Swedish King and Great Captain Charles XII has invaded Russia and is besieging the Russian town of Poltava to bring the Russians to battle. Russian Tsar Peter has arrived but has sheltered the bulk of his army in a fortified camp and has built several redoubts to cripple any Swedish attempt to attack. Although their King is injured and has to be carried in a litter, the Swedes are undaunted and prepared to annihilate the Russians in one grand attack. The stage is set…

The Battle of Poltava is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the climatic battle of the Great Northern War in 1709. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Swedish forces and the other player commands the Russian forces.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of Leuthen

1757

While Frederick the Great is humbling the French forces at Rossbach, the Austrians invade and conquer the valuable territory of Silesia. Frederick rushed back and cobbles together around 33,000 men and boldly marches to attack twice that number of Austrians at Leuthen planning to win by the use of maneuver and familiar terrain. The Austrians take up a strong defensive position that they believe will defy any attack. Frederick confidently moves to attack. The stage is set…

The Battle of Leuthen is a low to moderate complexity tactical game on Frederick the Great’s classic battle against the Austrians in 1757 during the Seven Years War. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Prussian Forces and the other player the Austrian forces. Cards allow a variety in play.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Battle of St. Louis

May 26, 1780

Spain has entered the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain and George Rogers Clark has captured the British Illinois Country. Orders are given to sweep the Spanish and Americans from the Mississippi River Valley starting with St. Louis. Over 750 British. The stage is set…

The Battle of St. Louis 1780 is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the British / Native American attack on St. Louis during the American Revolutionary War. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Spanish and the other player commands the British.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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Siege of Khartoum

Sudan, 1884-1885

The Sudan, 1884-1885. The Mahdist revolt has proven wildly successful, and their wave of conquests have isolated the important town of Khartoum. The British have sent General George “Chinese” Gordon to organize an evacuation. Gordon defies the British Government and organizes a defense until the British send a relief force. The Mahdists must capture Khartoum before the relief force arrives and destroy the legend of Gordon. The stage is set…

The Siege of Khartoum is a low to moderate complexity tactical game covering the Mahdist siege of Egyptian-occupied Khartoum during the Mahdist Revolution. The game takes about 90 minutes to play. One player commands the Mahdist units and the other player commands the Egyptian and British units. Cards allow variety of play.

Components

  • 48 game pieces (5/8″ inch)
  • A single rulebook (4 pages)
  • 20 game cards
  • 1 CANVAS game map (11×17″ inch)
  • 1 six sided die

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