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After four years, Steve Jackson is finally delivering on his 2012 Kickstarter pledge to bring classic tactical wargame Ogre to the PC.

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Unless your current residence consists of living under a rock somewhere, you likely know that this year, 2015, is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. And as expected there have been more than a plethora of books, films and games gracing the public to honor the event. It is within this environment that NORBSOFTDEV (NSD) has thrown its hat into the ring by expanding its very well received Scourge of War (SOW) series to include Wellington and Napoleon doing battle on 18 June 1815 once more near the sleepy hamlets of la Belle Alliance and Waterloo. In doing so they have taken a plunge into the unknown as the Napoleonic Wars were vastly different in almost every conceivable way than the American Civil War. Thus there were undoubtedly many opportunities to stumble

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Strategy gamers young and old understand full well the iconic vision of the Eastern Hordes galloping into fearsome battles across China, the Middle East, and Europe. No student of world history or warfare can ignore the devastating and immense accomplishments of one of the most feared fighting forces in the history of man: The Mongols. The very name brings forth images of massive armies of horse archers and the pillage and capture of cities from Beijing to Baghdad. Unstoppable in their progress, these fearsome steppe warriors make it into almost every incarnation of game that centers around the Middle Ages.

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With the editor being away in a field killing orcs again a couple of news items slip[ped through the net last week. So to make sure our readers haven’t missed them, we bring them to you now.

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As well as the newly announced Pike and Shot Campaigns, the Slitherine/Matrix/Ageod group also have another Early Modern period game in the works – Ageod’s Thirty Years War.

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Of all the British, Canadian and American D-Day invasion beaches along the Normandy coast, none was as fiercely defended nor caused as many lost Allied lives than at Omaha Beach. The reasons for the near disaster at Omaha beach were many, with both Allied and Axis forces directly or indirectly sharing the blame for this near defeat, turned to costly victory.

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First there was Legions of Steel the boardgame (which I must confess I hadn’t heard of), then French development studio, Studio Nyx, started a Kickstarter campaign to develop a digital version. Alas this was not successful; however, a Plan B emerged with a partnership with strategy games publisher Slitherine and 18 months later the game has finally hit the (e)stores being released for PC (including Steam) and iPad.

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Slitherine’s rather excellent early modern era wargamer, Pike and Shot, is getting a new feature – and it’s rather a biggie. The latest version brings a campaign system to the otherwise tactical battle game, so instead of being stand alone battles with no impact on the progress of the war, your successes and failures can have strategic meaning.

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Scottish publisher HexWar continue to roll out games and this week is no exception. This time around we have a World War 2 offering, Tank Battle: Blitzkrieg, for iPad and iPhone.

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On Tuesday we brought you a first look at Slitherine’s new game, Legions of Steel, and now it is unleashed upon the world.

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