EVENT COVERAGE posted on 25 AUG 2008 by Scott Parrino
The best wargaming convention on the planet returns for a second round. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in atmosphere and history.
EDITORIAL posted on 19 MAR 2008 by Scott Parrino
If youíre a Panzer-pusher with a soft spot for North African action, youíll want to know about what some gamers are calling an easy-to-play title that gets better with each session. Get the inside line on Corps: Command Totensonntag from Wargamerís Pete Gade and designer Peter Bogdasarian.
PC GAME REVIEW posted on 30 NOV 2005 by Scott Parrino
Fire up the Panzers and get those bombers in the air as Jim Cobb smashes head-on into CDV's latest real time strategy title, Blitzkrieg 2. Is this a tank-rushing click-fest or a solid strategy title that will please the armchair general? Jim Cobb digs up the old combat boots and gets down and dirty to find out.
PC GAME REVIEW posted on 9 SEP 2005 by Scott Parrino
Is Codename: Panzers, Phase Two just another RTS or a blitzkrieg of excitement? Jim Zabek mounts his panzer and takes it to the front.
FEATURED DOWNLOAD posted on 7 SEP 2005 by Scott Parrino
The much-heralded Age of Empires series will march on this fall with a new addition, Age of Empires III. Microsoft has released a demo to whet the gaming public's appetities - play it now!
PC GAME REVIEW posted on 30 SEP 2004 by Scott Parrino
"El Alamein is no exception and the designers have done an excellent job of portraying war in the North African desert during six crucial months in 1942. This is a solid, workmanlike system that doesnít pretend to be flashy, but can deliver a fun gaming experience."
BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 18 MAY 2004 by Scott Parrino
Combined arms warfare with no fuss and no muss! The Wargamer's Pete Gade revels in Honeys, Stukas, and 25pdr guns with his review of the fast-playing Crusader from The Gamers/MMP.
PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 8 MAR 2004 by Scott Parrino
"This beta build of the new game Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps has outstanding graphics and familiar gameplay features..."
AFTER ACTION REPORT posted on 22 DEC 2003 by Scott Parrino
Two Afrika Korps testers, Wyatt Barnett and Thomas Kiilerirch, square off in Operation Fruelingswind. This is the third part in a series of exclusive AARs on the next Combat Mission.
AFTER ACTION REPORT posted on 24 OCT 2003 by Scott Parrino
Two Afrika Korps testers, Wyatt Barnett and Thomas Kiilerirch, square off in Operation Fruelingswind. This is the second part in a series of exclusive previews on the next Combat Mission.
AFTER ACTION REPORT posted on 10 OCT 2003 by Scott Parrino
Two Afrika Korps testers, Wyatt Barnett and Thomas Kiilerirch, square off in Operation Fruelingswind. This is the first part in a series of exclusive previews on the next Combat Mission.
HISTORICAL ARTICLE posted on 28 SEP 2003 by Scott Parrino
"For three years the seesaw battles in the deserts of North Africa captured the minds and interests of the entire world. They appeared to be a microcosm of the fighting all over the world."
INTERVIEW posted on 12 SEP 2003 by Scott Parrino
The Wargamer's Jim Zabek speaks with Battlefront.com's Martin van Balkom to discuss the capstone to the Combat Mission trilogy, Combat Mission: Afrika Korps.
SCREENSHOTS FEATURE posted on 29 AUG 2003 by Scott Parrino
Battlefront released a set of seven exclusive new screenshots of their upcoming wargame, Combat Mission: Afrika Korps. Chris Abele and Jim Zabek offer a brief overview of the title.
PRESS RELEASE posted on 5 APR 2003 by Scott Parrino
Battlefront.com announces the third game in the Combat Mission franchise, Combat Mission: Afrika Korps. Chris Abele details new game elements and nine new screenshots are included.
FEATURED FREE GAME posted on 29 JUN 2002 by Scott Parrino
MOG 93 is a free web game which recreates the situation faced by Task Force Ranger, on October 3, 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The turn-based strategy game was created by Ezra Sidran, with contributions from Ralph the Wizard and satellite photos from Space Imaging, Inc.
PC GAME REVIEW posted on 25 MAR 2002 by Scott Parrino
While it may overwhelm casual RTS players, those who are willing to deal with the extra complexity will probably find a rewarding experience.
MOVIE REVIEW posted on 29 DEC 2001 by Scott Parrino
Achtung Panzer is a video-box set documenting the German Panzer forces of World War II, covering this legendary force in detail, dissecting it into sections for close examination.
BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 26 OCT 2001 by Scott Parrino
War! Age of Imperialism can be setup and taught in minutes. The map board is exquisitely illustrated and seamlessly mounted, and the plastic units and game pieces are rich in detail. The method of setup and the location of natives and resources ensure each game will have a unique flavor. At once, the game recalls not only Risk but games such as Civilization and Diplomacy as well. War! Age of Imperialism is absolutely ideal for groups of casual or serious gamers, and will even make for a thoughtful family game.
PC GAME REVIEW posted on 29 SEP 2001 by Scott Parrino
Some quibbles canít detract from the overall value of this game. Its flexibility, playability, historical scenarios, and well-balanced features make it a good choice for beginners, while seasoned players may find the unusual scale, revealed rules (which makes perfect sense as the most of the combat is resolved by rolling dice) and special operations intriguing. For fans of Combat Command 2: Danger Forward!, this sequel is a must-have, because the game lost nothing from the original charm while adding new quality to the series. At any rate Combat Command 2: Desert Rats is good enough to be followed up with program upgrades and new scenarios, and hopefully the developer will release some soon.