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Cactus Throne

28 Jan 2007 0

"Cactus Throne is a straight-ahead, no-frills, no-gimmicks board wargame. In this day and age of flashy components, photo-realistic maps, card-game mechanics, and dice with sides that can go up to 100, it's almost downright nostalgic to punch out counters and chase each other around an unfolded map..."

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The Wargamer’s Mike Dorn says that NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 is the preeminent title in hockey management. Find out more here.

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An active duty US Army officer provides an in-depth look at some oft-neglected areas of the American Civil War. How does Mark Johnson’s chronicle of the experiences of the United States Regular Infantry Regiments that fought in the Western Theater during the American Civil War measure up to other accounts of campaigns, battles and camp life?

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Battlefield 2142

09 Jan 2007 0

Does the venerable Battlefield series’ first foray into futuristic combat do justice to its predecessors? Sean Drummy straps on a NetBat helmet and grabs his blaster to find out.

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What do extortion paid to late 18th Century rogue nations, George Washington, pirates, and the US Navy have to do with “the most bold and daring act of the age”? The Wargamer’s Jim Zabek tells us.

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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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The large wargame was about to be pronounced dead. At the least, few doubted that it was dying. Dinosaurs such as War in the East/War in the West, Europa (attempting to replicate the entire war one division at a time), to the insanely detailed Campaign for North Africa (which attempted...

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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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