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Twenty Decisive Battles of the World, an expansion of Sir Edward Creasy's most famous work from a hundred years past, updating it into the 20th Century.


Turning Point Simulations (TPS), a division of LPS Inc, examines these 20 battles with a new series of boxed wargames. These games emphasize accessibility and playability, and come with hard-mounted maps and mounted, die-cut counters. Each battle is presented in a design of low complexity, but high challenge, from some of the industry's top designers.


And be sure to check out our sister publication Against the Odds!

While TPS games focus on the decisive battles across time, Against the Odds magazine investigates all of military history from a broad perspective. The economic, political, religious and social aspects of warfare are examined in concert with events on the battlefield. Get yourself truly "connected" with games and gaming by subscribing to Against the Odds! Learn more...

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Joan of Arc's Victory

Joan of Arc's Victory

Render to The Maid!

Even in full armor, she still looked very much like a young girl.

Among men who had done nothing but war all their lives, she maintained a soldierly bearing... and something else.  She led that army to victory, confidently sending the English commander her demand,

"Render to the Maid, sent by God, the King of Heaven, all the good towns you have taken and violated in France."

History would call her Joan of Arc, with a subtitle "The Maid of Orleans." The French would call her, "St. Joan." The English would call her, "witch." And you can call her the center of an intriguing game.



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The Invincible Armada

The Invincible Armada

"God Blew and They Were Scattered."

It is hard to imagine what the world would look like today had the Armada succeeded.

And yet, looking at the planning and logistics, it is also hard to imagine that the project could ever have succeeded....



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Poltava’s Dread Day

Poltava’s Dread Day

The Great Northern War

"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it."

George Santayana’s famous quote has often been cited when failed plans are analyzed... when something—like Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union—seems to have had a precedent that people should have "learned from," like Napoleon’s disasters in the same locale. Should Napoleon have "known better" before invading Russia?

The Swedes would say, "Yes." When they invaded Russia, they lost an army, a monarch, and their place as one of the leading nations of Europe.



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The Battle of Saratoga

The Battle of Saratoga

A Stupendous Victory

By any standard, the U.S. should celebrate October 17 as “Saratoga Day.” For of all the battles in the American Revolution, this campaign was the one that really gave the Patriots a belief that they could win—and convinced the outside world (starting with France) that the rebels were worth supporting. Take away the victory at Saratoga, and we can only wonder how much more time would have passed before the French alliance happened…if ever.



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The Valmy Campaign

The Valmy Campaign

"Vive la Nation!”

Of all the battles in “Twenty Decisive Battles,” possibly the least famous or obvious inclusion is Valmy. In the book, it comes in between Sara- toga and Waterloo...usually prompting a “Say what?”



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The Vicksburg Campaign

The Vicksburg Campaign

"Vicksburg is the Key..."

Vicksburg was the key. Holding it meant "holding the South together," with access to all the Con- federacy's western men, food, horses, supplies... and Mexican ports. Holding it also meant the Mississippi River could not be used by the Union for transporting troops, supplies, and exported goods from the Midwest. The longer Vicksburg stood, the more would farmers and businesses in half the country be hurt by the war.



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