The data provided here come from Simulacrum's database (available for downloading in a number of formats on Simulacrum's home page) of games, an ongoing project with information culled from many sources, primarily old war game magazines such as Strategy & Tactics, Fire & Movement, Moves, Campaign, Panzerfaust, Conflict and the Wargamer. Since new data are continually being identified and existing data confirmed or amended, the database is in a state of constant flux.
Game titles appear as published, with the following exceptions. English articles only, i.e., a, an and the, are moved to the end of the title (all non- English titles containing articles are precisely as they were published). Likewise all English titles beginning with the word Battle have had Battle and its preposition, i.e., at, of or for, moved to the end of the title as well.
Additional data may include subtitle, edition number and date, magazine in which the game appeared.
The date of publication is now Y2K compliant. There are only two games listed in the database whose publication date is in the 19th Century, and the exact date is provided next to the title to avoid any ambiguity. An n/p entry as a date suggests that the game was never, or has not yet been, published. The dates listed are, wherever possible, copyright date, which could precede publication date.
Information given for era is generally not specifically provided by the publisher, and so is an extrapolation which could be debated. Precedent has been established for just such a debate, ancient precedent, if I may be so bold.
The data reliability factor is not intrinsic to the game itself, but simply a scale John Kula devised to indicate the relative accuracy of the data. The scale goes from 0 to 10, with 9 meaning that he or a Cardinal Prefect has actually held the game in their hands and confirmed the data with their own eyes, 10 meaning that they have reconfirmed the data, and 2 or 3 meaning that the game may never have been published and all data are suspect.
Units is the number of units printed, where known.
Without further ado, then...