John Hill’s Works Complied by Randall Black
I wish to thank Randy Black, a long-time wargaming buddy of John’s, who was worked very hard to put together this compilation of John Hill’s works. The document opens up into a PDF. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed, be sure to download the latest version. All of the works are sorted by the year in which they came out. Each game is based on a historic theme and is recommended for ages 12 and older and provides hours of realistic strategy. Many of John Hill’s games are now considered collectibles.
Here is a list of all works designed by John Hill taken from the PDF document and also includes the three separate ADF rulebooks, the first two which came out a year before his passing and the third one four months after John passed away.
|Verdun||Conflict Games||1972||Published in two versions: The first had a mounted board and a large bookcase box (Rare). The second was the later paper map with the standard thin Conflict Games box|
|The Brotherhood||Conflict Games/GDW||1972||Published in three versions: The first was a large bookcase box in Red. The second was in a thinner Conflict Games Box Red and the third was put out by GDW in a thin Brown Box.|
|The Battle of Hue / Hue||Conflict Magazine a Simulations Design Corporation publication / Mayfair Games||1973-1975/ 1982||The first was published in Conflict Magazine #6 as a magazine game and as a bag game, later picked up Mayfair games and boxed in a thin Conflict Games box.|
|Kasserine Pass||Conflict Games||1973||Published in a thin yellow Conflict Games box.|
|Overlord||Conflict Games||1973||Published in a thin blue Conflict Games box|
|Bar Lev||Conflict Games||1974||Published in a thin black/green Conflict games box, GDW did at total redesign of the game in their re-release which was package as a bag game.|
|Jerusalem!||Simulations Design Corporation||1975/ 1982||This was originally published as a pouch game. Task Force games was contracted to republish it in 1981, but it fell through and Mayfair Games released it in 1982. This game is of the 1948 conflict where Israel was trying to establish itself as a nation.|
|Squad Leader||Avalon Hill||1977||Revolutionized table top small unit tactical gaming systems and lead to three expansions before evolving into Advanced Squad Leader (ASL). It was packaged in a large bookcase box mostly black, orange and green. Squad Leader is a game of World War II tactical combat in Europe.|
|Yalu||Conflict Games + GDW First Edition / Compass Games||1977/ 2010||First Edition was a thin Gray/Blue thin box, while the Second (2nd) Edition was boxed in a thin bookcase box in shades of Gray/White/Black with title in Red. This game is of the Chinese-led counteroffensive against UN forces in northern Korea,1950.|
|Cross Of Iron Squad Leader Gamette||Avalon Hill||1978||Published in a thin book shelf box black and red and light green/blue.|
|PanzerForce||Battlefront Series||1979||Comes in a large box containing mounted board and HO scale rubberized plastic models which need to be assembled. The tanks are four Sherman and two Tigers.|
|Battle for Stalingrad||SPI||1980||Comes in a large bookcase red box. It was based on the seven week battle for the heart of the Soviet city of Stalingrad, Fall 1942.|
|Johnny Reb||Adventures Games||1983||This is in a Conflict Games thin red box and was the first (1st) edition of Johnny Reb.|
|Tank Leader Eastern Front||West End Games||1986||Comes in a large bookcase black box. Later West End Games added two expansions: Tank Leader Western Front and Tank Leader Desert Steel.|
|Johnny Reb II||GDW||1988||This comes in a Conflict Games thin BLUE box and is the 2nd edition of Johnny Reb.|
|Johnny Reb III (JRIII)||Johnny Reb Game Company||1996||This was a booklet in shrink wrap and was the 3rd edition of Johnny Reb.|
|Conflict of Heroes Storms of Steel Kursk 1943||Academy Games||2009||Comes in a large blue box. It uses cards and dice, also has portable terrain. It is for 2-4 players and takes 1-3 hours to play.|
|Across a Deadly Field: Regimental Rules for Civil War Battles||Osprey Publishing||2014||The 1st rulebook in the ADF series. ADF offers a game system that enables wargamers to fight large scale battles in a relatively compact space, yet maintains the regimental focus and flavor so appropriate to the conflict.|
|Across a Deadly Field: The War in the East||Osprey Publishing||2014||The 2nd rulebook in the ADF series. This ADF includes a number of scenarios of differing size and complexity, intended to give players a diverse and huge variety of options for their American Civil War (ACW) games.|
|Across a Deadly Field: The War in the West||Osprey Publishing||2015||This was the last of the published works designed by John Hill. It came out in May 2015, four months after John passed away in January 2015.|
There are other games that John, my father, contributed to which are not included here, but this is a pretty exhaustive list. Thank you again to Randy Black for putting this together. I hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I will reply as soon as I can. If you are a wargamer and have specific questions relating to wagraming, please refer to the ADF Q&A page.