18xx Strategy Guides
1830 FAQ x by Michael Carlton. Although written for the PC version of 1830 (also published by Avalon Hill) much of this FAQ is equally well applicable to the boardgame. Recommended for beginners as a first introduction into the game. Unfortunately, this site went offline recently.
1830 Strategy Guide x by Crist-Jan Mannien. This is a detailed description of the strategies for the three phases of the game. Crist-Jan describes both "basic strategies" as well as providing background information and details about some of the variants. This a an absolute "must read" for beginners and a good "refresher" for the more experienced gamers.
Sharp Practices x Steve Jones describes in his article the basic strategies of 1830 and provides a detailed overview about the corporations and private companies. An absolute "must read" for all 1830 players.
A Bed Of Steel x Alan Applebaum's very good and complete description of strategies in 1830. Many thanks to Stefan Pielhau for providing me with a copy of this article.
1830 Game Theory and Strategy x John Puddifoot's acticle on 1830 strategies published in TGA's Train Gamers Gazette. He provides a short but good introduction into the most important elements of the game. In addition he describes some rules for etiquette (probably used everywhere by now). This article unfortunately is the only one of the series available online in TGA's Train Gamers Gazette.
1831: Opening Investment Strategy x by Lou Jerkich
1831: Strategy and Advice x by Carl Burger
1835 Game Theory and Another Variant x published in: TGA's Train Gamers Gazette
1835: Start-Packet Variations and Other Variants x Lou Jerkich's thoughts on 1835 variants
1856 Strategies x by Chris Farrell with comments by Paul Work
A Beginner's Guide to the Railroads of 1870 x published in: TGA's Train Gamers Gazette