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In 1964, historian Lt. Col. Joseph B. Mitchell published a compact book, 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...

Classic History: A Turning Point in Game Simulation


Most gamers are familiar with Mitchell and Creasy's classic of military history, Twenty Decisive Battles of the World.

We thought it would be particularly great to be able to game all 20 of those battles.

Now you can.

The people who bring you Against the Odds Magazine now have a sister company, Turning Point Simulations, that's created a new sort of gaming experience...classy, rather small, boxed, mounted boards or quality playing cards...all games with low complexity but high challenge and play value.

All 20 of the book's battles, from Marathon to Stalingrad, have been published. Available individually, or choose to collect them 2 or 3 at a time using our Special Offers.

Some of the games come from the "hall of fame" of game designers—Berg, Markham, Prados. Others come from those who have proven themselves with a few quality designs over the past 15-20 years, like Mark McLaughlin and Ed Wimble, while still other designs come from strong up-and-comers, like Hjalmar Gerber or Lembit Tohver.

These games all have distinct designs—there is no single "Decisive Battles" ruleset that gets modified 20 different ways. But they all share some common goals... interest...playability...quality components. While the series will be aimed to "look" like a series (and look sharp on a bookshelf), these games are all meant to be played.

Take a look through our site. Look over the on-line rules and sample components. We look forward to hearing from you with your questions and interests. Check out our TPS forum on Consimworld for chat. Join us there...

Twenty Decisive Battles of the World—the Game Series.

It's here. Climb aboard and enjoy the whole ride.