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Session: Empire of the Sun:: Struggle over Pacific – EotS for the first time

by mk20336 <i>[The post was initially published on my boardgames blog HERE</i>]<br>They say "Better Later Then Never". And I fully agree, discovering one by one …

Session: B-17: Queen of the Skies:: Tub O' Lard - Mission 165 - Munich Germany

by blairdB-17 Name: Tub O' Lard II<br>Commander: CAPT Thomas A. Lard<br>Squadron Assigned: 78th Squadron<br>Squadron: Low<br>Position: Tail<br>MISSION DATE: NOVEMBER 4, …

World of Warships Goes Mobile With World of Warships Blitz; Launches on January 18

World of Warships Blitz Casts Off January 18<p>Wargaming Mobile announced that World of Warships Blitz launches January 18 on both the Apple App Store …

Interview with Paul Rohrbaugh Designer of Depths of Courage Volume 8 The Attack on Algeciras Harbor, July – December, 1942 from High Flying Dice Games

A few weeks ago, I posted an interview with Paul Rohrbaugh of High Flying Dice Games covering <i>Volume 7 The Attack on Gibraltar Harbor, December, 1941</i> …

NATO Air Commander - Designer's Thoughts

I spent a lot of time this year in what one might generously term "interesting circumstances".<br>One of the outcomes of that was a game I had in the …

Bombs Away! Target for Today hits right on target! Board Game Review.

Target for Today Bombers Over the Reich 1942 to 1945 Board Game Review. Publisher: Legion War Games Game Designer: Steve Dixon & Bob Best Price …

Board Games

Review: The Operational Art of War IV

Back in 1998, Norm Kroger, Jim Rose and John Davidson of Talonsoft introduced the wargaming world to the first edition of <i>The Operational Art of War</i> …

Diplomacy: The Most Evil Board Game Ever Made

Image: Avalon Hill<p>There are great number of truly evil board games. But there is a game that's the evilest of them all. <i>Diplomacy</i>.<p><i>Monopoly</i> is a finely …

Diplomacy

Twilight Struggle Play the Experts #1: Slouching Toward Southern Europe

<i>I have been a huge fan of Brian Reynolds and his digital game designs for over 20 years, since I first played his smash hit, Civilization II. As many</i> …

Op-Ed: We Need Friction In Digital Wargames Too

Friction doesn’t get the love it should in videogames wargames. We the players are given complete, hivemind-like control over our forces -- whether …

'When Star Wars was new': Remaking Ogre, Steve Jackson's first game, for PC

Ogre is a 40-year-old board game about a massive tank, bristling with guns, trying to smash through an army. On Thursday, it's coming to Steam. The …

PC Gaming

September 21 GMT Update: New P500s and Reprints, Production, More!

Hi everyone!<p>As Rachel and I follow what so many of you are playing and saying about our games on Consimworld, BGG, and various social media outlets, …

Review: Gary Grigsby’s War in the West

W<i>ar in the West</i> is my dream game. In every World War II game I've played; be it <i>Graviteam Tactics</i>, <i>Hearts of Iron</i> or any of the host of other titles …

Review: Command LIVE: Pole Positions

C<i>ommand Live</i> scenarios usually are rife with noisy things like missiles, bombs, acrobatic jets, burning buildings and exploding ships. <i>Pole Positions</i> …

ONE GREAT DAY AAR - PART 2

<b>1500, June 6, 1944</b><p>The Canadians set up an artillery park for 4 SP Batteries. 21st Panzer set up a Park just outside northern Caen. 50th Division is …

Military

Gaming Bits: Nemo's War (Second Edition) Review

Nemo's War (Second Edition) is a game by Christopher Taylor and Alan Emrich, published by Victory Point Games. It is a solo game for 1 player, but …

games

Berlin '85

For me, 2017 has been the year of the magazine game. Last month's look at Nord Kapp from S&T Fall 1983 was a big hit. I thought it was an excellent …

Berlin '85 - The Setup

I've spent some time with <i>Berlin '8</i>5 over the past couple of weeks now. I find it to be a bloody game with a peculiar agony awaiting both players who …

Interview with John Butterfield Designer of SpaceCorp 2025-2300 AD from GMT Games

When <i>SpaceCorp</i> was announced on the P500 for GMT Games in November, I immediately added it to my growing list. A Sci-Fi themed game from GMT designed …

The Battle of Midway from Turning Point Simulations – Full Review!

The Battle of Midway 1942 AD Game Review. Publisher: Turning Point Simulations Designer: Paul Rohrbaugh Price: $29.95 (zip lock) $34.95 (boxed)<b>Rick</b> …

I.A.F. Israeli Air Force Leader by Dan Verssen Games

Dan Verssen Games<p>DVG ( Dan Verssen Games) has been offering a large amount of solitaire wargames to us for a few years now. These are:<p>Field commander …

Review of MiG Alley: Air War Over Korea 1951

<b>Title:</b> MiG Alley: Air War Over Korea 1951<p><b>Basic information:</b> Designed by Joseph Miranda (Decision Games 2015). This is the third game in the Air War …

Module Suitability Review - Kidnapped

<i>Kidnapped</i> is another <i>Twilight: 2000</i> adventure with a McGuffin at stake, only this time, the McGuffin is a person. That person is none other than Carl …

Warfighter: Hoth

Strap yourselves in, folks, it’s time to ruin yet another timely classic by giving it the old “analyze it to death” treatment. And this time, we’re …

Comment on Top Ten Entry Level War Games by Nerdfatha

I loved seeing the shout out to Battle Masters. It was my first wargame as a kid and nothing has ever touched it’s over the top scale. Might i add, …

Review: Cold Waters

C<i>old Waters</i> is a game that is trying to tread a fine line. Whilst it stumbles in some places, for the most part it’s a game that succeeds in what it …