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Crown of Glory

25 Aug 2005 0

Really think you have what it takes to be Napoleon? Colonel Bill reviews the latest offering from Matrix, one just waiting to prove you wrong. So taste that last bit of brandy and march your Eagles to glory!

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The Fires of Pride

23 Jul 2005 0

"As in the first part, The Fires of Pride combines human interest with detailed and highly believable descriptions of military operations, logistics and engineering."

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John Tiller ratchets his engine up a notch with an operational World War II game. Will his newest effort be as popular as his older ones?

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Al Berke takes a look at the latest edition to the Royal Naval Museum's Nelson Letters Project with some 507 new letters from Nelsons writings edited and prepared in Colin White's Nelson - The New Letters. This title serves as a preview to the additional hundreds of documents that are still being edited, and as a commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place just over 200 years ago.

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Envy of the Gods

09 Jul 2005 0

"...Prevas combines a personal familiarity with the primary historical sources with a personal taste for adventure and desire to see the lands in question first-hand. The product of his works and travel ends up being a combination of historical retelling and travelogue."

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Mike Dorn gives his impressions on three separate books about the Knights Templar with each book bringing a different spin to coverage on the Knights Templar, and all three offer a wealth of information that assist in the understanding of the Order, though with much different approaches.

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Live from Origins 2005, The Wargamer's Jim Zabek was among the very first members of the press to try out Avalon Hill's latest iteration of this classic franchise. Check out the detailed screenshots, gameplay explanations, and unit details in this exclusive preview.

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Winter Fire

30 Jun 2005 0

The Wargamer's Aaron McKenna takes a look at William Trotter's Winter Fire, a book set during the Continuation War of 1941 – 1944 in Finland, following the path of a former orchestral conductor turned unwilling soldier.

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Stronghold 2

29 Jun 2005 0

At long last, here is conclusive proof that evolution is bogus. Stronghold 2 is one of those rare examples of a sequel that manages, despite seemingly massive technical improvements, several years of development, and a large budget, to be a worse game than it's predecessor.

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Defiant Russia

24 Jun 2005 0

Can you take Moscow in 1941? It’s the Holy Grail of board wargaming, and Avalanche Press dangles it before players with Defiant Russia. The Wargamer’s Pete Gade plays Percival in his review.

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