List of wargame publishers

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List of wargame publishers is an index of commercial companies that publish wargames.

  • 3W or World Wide Wargames – publishers of the wargaming magazine The Wargamer.
  • A and A Game Engineering – concentrating on air and naval rules
  • ACIES Edizioni - publishers of wargames like Lepanto and others.
  • Agema.org.uk – publishers of the Game of War 18th century/Napoleonic rules, Salvo WW2 naval, and Challenge & Reply WW1 naval, among others.
  • Amarillo Design Bureau Inc. (ADB) – publisher of Star Fleet Battles (SFB), along with the related strategic game Federation & Empire.
  • Australian Design Group (ADG) – publishers of World in Flames.
  • Avalanche Press – publishers of the Great War at Sea and Panzer Grenadier series, among others.
  • Avalon Hill – the first publisher of board wargames, Avalon Hill (AH) made many classic games, such as Squad Leader, Third Reich, and PanzerBlitz, bought out by Hasbro in 1998.
  • Battlefront Miniatures Ltd. – publisher of Flames of War (FoW), a World War II wargame.
  • Battlefront.com - publisher of Combat Mission series of games
  • Battleline Publications – founded in 1973 and bought by Heritage Models around 1980. They were the original publisher of several Avalon Hill games, such as Wooden Ships and Iron Men, and Circus Maximus.
  • Black Skull Games – founded 2007. Publisher of Universal War.
  • Clash of Arms
  • Collins Epic Wargames – publisher of the Frontline General series of board/mini wargames.
  • Columbia Games (originally Gamma Two Games) – the biggest producer of "block games", using wooden blocks instead of cardboard counters.
  • Compass Games – founded 2004. Publisher of Paper Wars.
  • Computer Strategies – founded in 1990. They are the producer of the widest range of computer moderated wargames rules for tabletop miniatures.
  • Conflict Games – 1970s company founded by designer John Hill.
  • Corvus Belli – publishes Infinity, a wargame in which sci-fi themed miniatures are used to simulate futuristic skirmishes.
  • Critical Hit – publishes tactical-level wargames, notably games in the Advanced Tobruk System as well as ASL-compatible modules and scenario packs.
  • Crocodile Games – publishers of Wargods of Ægyptus and Wargods of Olympus.
  • Decision Games – current license holder of most of the old SPI titles. Current publisher of Strategy & Tactics, Modern War and World at War magazines.
  • Dwarfstar Games – published a line of small SF&F games around 1980.
  • E-Mail Games – provides free wargaming and computerized referee/AI, via e-mail
  • Excelsior Entertainment - current (as of 2005) publisher/manufacturer of Chronopia and Warzone.
  • FASA – original publisher of the boardgame/miniatures game BattleTech. Now closed.
  • Firefly Games - publisher of science fiction tabletop fighting games including Monster Island and CyborGladiators.
  • Flashpoint Miniatures – publishers of Flashpoint Vietnam.
  • Flying Pig Games – founded by Mark Walker in 2014
  • Fresno Design Group
  • The Gamers - publisher of Tunisia
  • Game Designers' Workshop – published many popular wargames as Drang Nach Osten! and role-playing games such as Traveller; disbanded in 1996.
  • Game Research/Design – produced expansions for Europa and eventually took on the series.
  • Games Research Inc – published Diplomacy in 1961 and 1971.
  • Games Workshop – publishers of a number of fantasy and science fiction wargames and role-playing games.
  • GMT Games – probably the most prolific of the wargame companies in the 1990s and into 2018.
  • Graviteam Software - publisher of Graviteam tactics
  • Grenier Games
  • Guidon Games – original publisher of Chainmail.
  • Harebrained Schemes – publisher of Golem Arcana.
  • Historical Military Services – took over GRD in 2004
  • JagdPanther – original company of Steve V. Cole and Allen Eldridge.
  • Jedko Games – 1970s Australian company of John Edwards, which initially published some Avalon Hill games such as The Russian Campaign and War at Sea.
  • John Tiller Software
  • [[Johnny Reb Gaming Society] - publishes the free quarterly newsletter Charge! newsletter / fanzine with an annual paid membership dues. Also publishes wargaming scenarios books, such as Crossed Sabers, for its members.
  • Knight Models – publishes Batman Miniature Game, a skirmish game based on the adventures of the iconic Dark Knight, and Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game, a board game with miniatures featuring the famous wizarding saga.
  • L2 Design Group
  • Lock N' Load Publishing – publisher of Lock 'n Load series, and A World at War series.
  • Lost Battalion Games – games include the man-to-man scale Sergeants! and several card-based wargames.
  • Majestic Twelve Games – publisher of several games including Starmada, Iron Stars, and Grand Fleets.
  • Mantic Games – publisher of several games including Deadzone, Kings of War, and Mars Attacks.
  • Marek/Janci Design - publishers of full-color miniature wargaming scenario books, including the Enduring Valor: Gettysburg in Miniature series and Undying Courage: Antietam in Miniature.
  • Matrix Games
  • Mayfair Games – original publisher of many "train" games, 18xx series, and Empire Builder.
  • Megalith Games – Publishers of Godslayer
  • Metagaming - originator of the microgame format; original publisher of Ogre.
  • Mongoose Publishing – publishers of RPGs, historical SF and fantasy rules.
  • Multi-Man Publishing – republishes Avalon Hill's Advanced Squad Leader (ASL)
  • New England Simulations – a New Hampshire-based group that has created three games based on previously designed systems, with an emphasis on both graphics and design.
  • Operational Studies Group – focuses primarily on the Napoleonic Era.
  • Paradox Interactive – creator of such computer grand-strategy games as the medieval wargames Crusader Kings and Crusader Kings II, and the post-medieval wargames Europa Universalis, Europa Universalis II, Europa Universalis III and Europa Universalis IV, and the Iron-Age series of wargames Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun, and Victoria II, and the WW2 series of wargames Hearts of Iron, and Roman-era game Legion.
  • People's War Games – publishers of the WW2 Russian Front monster wargame Korsun Pocket'" and some others WW1 and WW2 wargames.
  • Privateer Press – publishers of WARMACHINE and HORDES as well as the Iron Kingdoms d20 RPG setting.
  • Quarterdeck International - publishers of wargames since 1979, founded and operated by Jack Greene.
  • Radioactive Press – publisher of the Toy Battle System series of games, which includes Atomic Super Humans, Giant Monster Rampage, and Mega Bots.
  • Renaissance Ink – owned by Jay Wirth. Published Fantasy Gladiators and Armistice, manufactures wargame bases and other modeling items.
  • Revolution Games
  • River Horse Games – run by Alessio Cavatore. Publishes wargames and provides game design services for wargames companies.
  • Scarab Miniatures - publisher of War and Conquest.
  • Shrapnel Games, Inc. – owned by Timothy W. Brooks, primarily publishes war and strategy games.
  • Simmons Games – contemporary publisher of two (so far) diceless Napoleonic wargames that look very much like the battlefield maps published at the time.
  • Simulations Canada
  • Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) – another early and very prolific wargame publisher, SPI published the magazines Strategy & Tactics and Moves.
  • Slitherine Software - publisher of several wargame titles, including Panzer Corps
  • Specialist Military Publishing - publisher of BlitzkriegCommander, Cold War Commander and Future War Commander..
  • Stealthy Spider Publishing –

publishers of the Occult Wars horror/fantasy skirmish miniatures game.

See also[edit]

Academy Games: www.AcademyGames.com
Publisher of Conflict of Heroes, Birth of America – 1775 Rebellion.