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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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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 Day of Waterloo

The Day of Waterloo

"To this day I cannot believe we lost the battle. We were maneuvered like pumpkins."

-- The Memoirs of Baron Marbot

“The battle was the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.”

-- Wellington



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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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The Sadowa Campaign

The Sadowa Campaign

Germany's Start to World Power.

One could make the case that Sadowa is the single most significant battle in the entire book, with ripples that had enormous impact over the next century. If the Austrians had won at Sadowa, it is unlikely World War 1 would have happened as it did. Take away WW1, and is there a WW2?



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The First Battle of the Marne

The First Battle of the Marne

The Casualties Were Simply Staggering!

In the history of the world, only one battle routinely has the word “miracle” attached to it.

The Marne.

Make that, “The Miracle of the Marne.”



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