The Wargamer was founded in September 1995 as a platform for organising computer or table-top wargames between like-minded individuals. Since then, under the domain name, the site has expanded its content to cover a wide area of computer wargaming – both strategic and tactical – along with board wargames, miniature wargames, historical articles, book reviews, and more. As the industry has evolved, so has, and we endeavour to cover wargaming in all its forms.

We have been recognized as the leading web site for the coverage of war and strategy gaming by numerous international PC gaming magazines and publications. In addition, has received nearly two-dozen accolades and awards for content and design excellence from such organizations as Encyclopedia Britannica, Microsoft France, PCGamer, Computer Gaming World, and PC Magazine.

Wargamer Ltd. owns and operates and and has common ownership with the Slitherine Group of companies, principally Slitherine Software UK Ltd. Please see ‘Disclosures’ below for more information.


Joseph Robinson - Editor-in-Chief

Joe has been in the videogames industry since 2007/8. He started off as a writer for gaming website Strategy Informer, which later evolved into GameWatcher, where he also served as Deputy Editor & Marketing Manager. He’s also written for acclaimed websites such as Rock, Paper, Shotgun & PCGamesN. Prior to becoming EIC at Wargamer Ltd., he spent two years working in Videogames PR, covering eSports and Ent-Tech clients. A lot of his experience and personal passion however lies with strategy games – he practically grew up on the Total War series, and also enjoys Paradox’s Grand Strategy series. Offline, he’s a regular boardgamer and likes to play card games such as Warhammer 40K: Conquest and the second edition of the A Game of Thrones LCG.

James Cobb

Jim Cobb has been playing board wargames since 1961 and computer wargames since 1982. He has been writing incessantly since 1993 to keep his mind off the drivel he dealt with as a bureaucrat. He has been published in Wargamers Monthly, Computer Gaming World, Computer Games Magazine, Computer Games Online, CombatSim, Armchair General, Subsim and Strategyzone Online. He was adjunct faculty at Cardinal Stritch University.

Bill Gray

Bill Gray is a retired Colonel, US Army Intelligence. He first ran into wargames when shopping for college, a little morsel from Avalon Hill called Panzerblitz. After college he was initially stationed at FT Hood, TX and first saw the cavalcade of color in a Napoleonic historical miniature games. He was hooked and although he continues to enjoy cardboard and digital wargames, his first love remains historical miniatures. He is a life member of the US Historical Miniatures Gaming Society where he served on the Board of Directors and in other positions until admitted to the HMGS Legion of Honor when he retired. Bill has over 18,000 miniatures, has published a very successful set of Napoleonic rules with expansions and has written articles for such diverse publications as Wargames Illustrated, 1st Empire, Strategy & Tactics and Napoleon. He is also an officer of the British Pike and Shot Society, and spends most of his time painting and finishing his final set of tabletop rules - Age of Valor (Europe at War 1848 thru 1914).

Jeff Renaud

Jeff got started in wargaming in high school in the 70s with Quebec 1759 and War of 1812, making it through the 80s with Avalon Hill classics such as LuftwaffeGettysburg, and (now AdvancedSquad Leader, as well as myriad others.  Finding that no one would play with him, he soon turned to computers for company, and recalls being totally thrilled with early SSI classics such as Baltic: 1985.  RPGs, in addition to ‘real life’, kept interrupting his wargaming – some of his writing appeared years ago in Dragon® magazine – but he’s happy to be able to return to both writing and wargaming, and hopes to stay semi-retired and not have to look for a real job (which is/was food service management, mostly in health care).

Regular Contributors

Matt Thrower
Alex Connolly
Paul Devlin
Ian Boudreau
Sean Couture


As part of its regular content schedule, will cover & write about games developed and/or published by members of the Slitherine Group of companies. The Slitherine Group guarantees the editorial independence and control of over all content on its website, and staff will always strive to protect the integrity of content from undue third-party influence.

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Getting in touch

For editorial enquiries (including PR contacts), as well as any advertising queries please contact the Editor-in-Chief:

Joe Robinson
joer [at] wargamer [dot] com

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