Listing of Significant Tactical Wargame & Periodical Publishers

 
Name Created Modern
Miniatures
Tactical
Wargames
Military RPGs PC Games Wargaming Magazine(s) Folded Notes/Other
The Avalon Hill Game Company  (TAHGC) 1958 - x - x The General 1964-1998
ASL Annual 1989-1997

1998

Founded by Charles S. Roberts.
Project Analysis Corporation 1967 - - - -

Strategy & Tactics 1967-1969

1969

Founded by Chris Wagner.
Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) 1969 x x x x Strategy & Tactics 1969-1982

1983

Founded by James F. Dunnigan.
Third Millennia 1971 - x - - BattleFlag 1971-1975

1975

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Game Designer's Workshop (GDW) 1973 x x - - The Grenadier 1978-1981

1996

Founded by Frank Chadwick, Rich Banner, Marc Miller, and Loren Wiseman.

West End Games (WEG) 1974 - x x -

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Founded by Daniel Scott Palter in 1974.
Bankrupted 1998, acquired by Eric J. Gibson/Purgatory Publishing in 2003.
TSR, Inc. 1975 - x - -

Strategy & Tactics 1982-1987

2003

Founded as Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) in 1973.
World Wide Wargames (3W) 1977 - x - - Strategy & Tactics 1987-1991
The Wargamer -1988

1995

Founded by Keith Poulter.
Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) 1979 - - - x

-

2001

Acquired by Ubisoft.
Yaquinto Publications 1979 - x - -

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1983

Games branch of major publishing firm.
FASA 1980 - - x -

-

2001

Focused on science fiction/fantasy titles.
Microprose Software, Inc. 1982 - - - x

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Founded by Sid Meier and Bill Stealey. Acquired by Spectrum HoloByte in 1993, merged with Hasbro Interactive in 1998, and brand reintroduced in 2008.
Victory Games (VG) 1982 - x - - Victory Games Insider
(Supplement to The General)

1989

Subsidiary of Avalon Hill formed from SPI.
Omega Games 1983 - x - - Paper Wars 1991-

-

Founded by Bill Gibbs and Mike Modica.
Codemasters 1985 - - - x

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Decision Games 1988 - x - x Strategy & Tactics 1991-
Fire & Movement 1991-
Moves 1991-
The Wargamer 1988-1991

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Founded by Christopher Cummins, originally known as Cummins Enterprises.
The Gamers 1989 - x - - Operations 1991-2001

2001

Founded by Dean N. Essig; bought by Multi-Man Publishing.
GMT 1990 - x - - c3i 1992-

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Founded by Gene Billingsley, Mike Crane, and Terry Shrum.
Critical Hit (CH) 1996 - x - - Critical Hit 1996-

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Founded by Raymond J. Tapio.
Battlefront.com (BFC) 1999 - - - x

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Founded as Big Time Software. Also produces its own strategy guides and publications.
Multi-Man Publishing, LLC (MMP) 1999 - x - - Operations 2001-2011
Special Ops 2011-

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Founded by Curt Schilling. In addition to its general interest "house organ", MMP publishes ASL Journal devoted to the flagship World War II tactical game, ASL.
Matrix Games 2001 - - - x

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Founded by David Heath.
Osprey (Wargame Series) 2012 x - - -

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Osprey Publishing was founded in 1969 and is well known for its military history books. The Wargame Series was begun in August 2012.

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