What is a wargame?
Some might say any game, any genre that has any kind of violence or war as a theme.
Some might say any game that surrounds a historical event during a time of, well, war.
When I think of a wargame though, I still think of the old hex and counter games of old. The games that simulated a battle or war event, or even a whole war I guess. One that had accurate maps and orders of battle. Games like, War in the Pacific, the Campaign Series: East Front, West Front and Rising Sun, and those like Ardennes Offensive. So what happened to games like that?
Remember Talonsoft and companies like that? Well, many of those types of games are still being made, but not by many of the major companies, and mostly nothing retail. If you spend a little time searching though, you'll find great companies like Battlefront, Matrix Games, HPS Simulations, and Shrapnel Games that continue to make wargames, the way I think of wargames.