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Battlelore

31 Dec 2006 0

Looking for a boardgame that’s easy to learn, has lots of possibilities, and offers both historical medieval scenarios as well as fantasy? If so, then Battlelore is a must-have. Read more here.

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Medieval 2: Total War

24 Dec 2006 0

Is the sequel to Rome: Total War as pious as its predecessors or a blasphemous knock-off? Lloyd Sabin holds an inquisition of his own to find out.

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ASL Starter Kit #2

22 Dec 2006 0

"Well, the death announcements can be put off. The venerable Squad Leader system is seeing newfound popularity with MMP's ASL Starter Kits. ASL Starter Kit #1, debuted in 2003 and hit a chord the market, both critically and popularly. ASL Start Kit #2, released in Summer 2005, is on a similar path..."

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An Operation Flashpoint full conversion that costs $980? Thankfully, that's peanuts for the military as they've been enthusiastically using VBS1, or Virtual Battlespace Simulations 1, to train their soldiers for the next frontier of combat. Read on to find Craig Handler's impressions of this "three-dimensional training system."

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Western historians freely acknowledge that they don’t know how much they don’t know about the Soviet’s story of the Eastern Front. Bill Trotter dug up Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front and says, “Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front represents the most detailed, painstaking analysis yet published in English…” Find why in this book review.

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"The Vicksburg campaign is a fascinating mix of elements: it starts with a furious war of maneuver and culminates with an epic siege. Additionally, both kinds of battle have their attractions as game-topics..."

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Viktory

21 Nov 2006 0

It may look like a RISK clone but this trooper is quite a few shades away from its original source of inspiration. Viktory somehow manages to condense the big four of war (Tactics, Operations, Strategy, and Logistics) into one small and compact package.

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Maneuver Warrior

19 Nov 2006 0

Like modern combatfast and furious with rough edges, Maneuver Warrior brings the intricacies of war today to life for board game and wargame lovers alike. Scott Udell investigates.

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Silent Heroes

18 Nov 2006 0

Silent Heroes "is hectic, explosive, and extremely rewarding, just like the original Soldiers: Heroes of World War 2 game. If Dark Fox’s objective was to faithfully reproduce the feeling that the original game generated, then mission accomplished..."

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Out of the Park 2006

28 Oct 2006 0

With score chart and chewing tobacco in hand, Mike Dorn reviews Out of the Park 2006, the latest installment of Out of the Park Development baseball series. Watch every pitch from the dugout as a manager or think strategy and finance from the front office in this baseball management sim.

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