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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 Siege of Syracuse

The Siege of Syracuse

Athens Brought Low!

Maybe one of the oddest things about the lengthy Peloponnesian War (29 years!) is that, after decades of balance, the Athenians actually lost it with a campaign well away from the Greek mainland.



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The Battle of Arbela

The Battle of Arbela

Alexander's Greatest Victory!

The odds? Best modern estimates put them at something worse than 5-1 against Alexander. His 47,000 troops are fairly well documented. The Persian emperor, Darius, commanded something over 250,000 (although some accounts place the figure much higher).



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The Battle of the Metaurus

The Battle of the Metaurus

How Hannibal Lost the War...

As people think over the actions of Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War, many great battles come to mind…Lake Trasimene, Trebia, Cannae and Zama…

Yet, Mitchell chose The Battle of the Metaurus as the decisive battle for the entire war. How can that be? Hannibal was not even there!



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The Victory of Arminius

The Victory of Arminius

It Was Supposed to be Easy...

When several days of battle were over, some- where between 15-20,000 Roman soldiers were dead - three full legions had disappeared from the rolls (and would not be reconstituted!). Roman retaliation would be terrible and pro- longed, but the Empire never again tried to settle the land east of the Rhine.

What went wrong?

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The Battle of Tours

The Battle of Tours

How Charles Got His Hammer...

At one time, it looked like the expansion of Islam was an unstoppable force.

By 725 A.D., Muslims owned virtually all of the Iberian peninsula and had crossed the Pyrenees, taking key towns in SW France and forming a new province called al-Andalus.And then, politics began to trump religion. With a power struggle going on in Andalus proper, the local leaders in al-Andalus starting making accommodations with their powerful Christian neighbor to the north, Aquitaine.

This arrangement upset powerful people on both sides of the religious divide and they responded in basically the same way—they both invaded Aquitaine!



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Hastings: 1066 AD

Hastings: 1066 AD

Trial by Bloody Combat!

While exactly where the line is on whether a battle merits the title “Decisive” may be uncertain, there is no doubt that the Battle of Hastings deserves such treatment.

Common perception is that a kingdom changed hands after a single day of battle. (The truth is somewhat more complex.)



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