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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:41 pm 

Anyone have, or know where I can find, a list of products by Guidon Games?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:08 pm 

Is only a start....

As of June 1972;

Chainmail (WM101) - Gary Gygax & Jeff Perren

Tractics (WM102) - Mike Reese, Leon Tucker & Gary Gygax

Hardtack (WM103) - Lou Zocchi ($27 on eBay, 11/04; ... 5931709811 )

Fast Rules for Tabletop Battles Using Miniature WWII Armor, Artillery, & Infantry (WM104) - Mike Reese & Leon Tucker

Don't Give up the Ship (WM105) - Dave Arneson, Gary Gygax & Mike Carr

Ironclad (WM107) - Tom Wham (!) & Don Lowry


Wargamer's Guide to Afrika Korps - Don Greenwood ($44 on eBay, 11/04; ... 5931709791 )

Wargamer's Guide to Battle of the Bulge

Wargamer's Guide to Stalingrad



(*adds in the list found by <Xaxaxe>, below, plus loads more listed at : Simulacrum on the web *)

Afrika Korps II - 1971 - Chuck Lane

Alexander the Great - 1971 - Gary Gygax

Alexander's Other Battles - 1973 (1972?) - Gary Gygax

Arnhem - 1970

Arsouf - 1969

Atlanta - 1973 - Don Lowry

Atlantis - 1968

Battle of the Atlantic - 1969

Breitenfield - 1970

Cherbourg - 1970

Company Commander - 1968

Corps Cease Afrika Corps - ????

Crusader - 1969

Dunkirk - 1971 - Gary Gygax

Fight in the Skies - 1970 (3ed.) - Michael Carr

Grenadierkriegblitzderweiner - ???? - Jeffrey Jones

Invasion of Sicily - 1972 - Harold Totten

Iwo Jima - 1970

Madrid II - 1968

Metaurus - 1971 - Bruce Belcher

MiG Valley - 1968

Operation Greif - 1970 - Don Lowry et al

Pilsudski - 1969

Poltava - 1970

Second Punic War - 1972 - Jerry Pournelle (!)

Siege of Gondor - 1973 - John Vandevender

Spirit of '76 - 1972 - Chuck Lane

Strategy One - 1967 (2ed) - George Phillies

Victory at Sea - 1972 - Tony Morale

War College - 1971

(Guess that answers my question about Chainmail being their first product! ;))


Quote from Gary on RPGnet; The Inside Scoop on Gaming - RPGnet

"Guidon Games hired me as its Editor-in-Chief [DW: late 1970] for a new game rules and games line it was about to publish. I put all of the rules mentioned above together into a single book, named it Chainmail,and it was published by Guidon in 1971. As far as I know, Chainmail was the best-selling product that Guidon had. Guidon went out of business in 1974"


$18 for Ironclad from Noble Knight sounds half-decent, actually...

Noble Knight Games Board and Wargames - Board & War Games (Guidon Games)


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:11 pm 

This database lists a few ... you'll have to scroll down about 3/4 of the page before you see "Guidon."

Good luck w/ your quest.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:56 pm 

It is probably worthwhile to clarify that the list compiled by harami2000 isn't just stuff by Guidon Games.  It also includes games by Panzerfaust Publications and games that appeared in Panzerfaust magazine.

It was a questionable choice for the Simulacrum  database to mix games by Guidon and Panzerfaust.  I suppose the reason they did this is because Don Lowry, the owner of Guidon, eventually bought Panzerfaust magazine.  Also, the Wargamer's Guide series was originally published by Guidon and republished by Panzerfaust Pubs.

According to post by Mike (mdr003), Panzerfaust Publications did not come into being until Don bought the magazine around issue #52 (and issue #54 was Jul-Aug '72).  I'm pretty sure that nothing was produced with the Guidon Games name on it before 1971.  Hence I suspect that all of the games in the above list dated 1970 or earlier are Panzerfaust magazine inserts.  It appears that Panzerfaust magazine may have been including entire games around the same time as Strategy & Tactics magazine started doing this, and maybe earlier.

I have the 2nd printing of Fast Rules by Guidon Games, dated 1972.  It says that the 1st printing was in 1970.  I don't think the 1st printing was published by Guidon, but rather by the IFW.  Can anyone with a  1st printing of Fast Rules confirm this?

Can anyone fill in the gap in the product code sequence between WM005 (Don't Give Up The Ship!) and WM007 (Ironclad)?


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:59 pm 

Ah, the whispers of wargames in the air. It is good to be alive. 8)

And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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