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The 19 twin engine British Mosquito Mk VI light bombers flying at well over three hundred miles per hour roared in fast and low at church steeple altitude through the slate grey, late morning winter skies of 18 February 1944. Their bombing target was the German Gestapo prison in the French town of Amiens. Inside its high masonry concrete prison walls were held 717 French resistance fighters and other political enemies of the German Third Reich. In less than ten minutes the Mosquito's bombs breached the prison walls, completely destroying the Gestapo barracks and killing most of its soldiers within who were then eating their lunch. As nearly 300 French prisoners escaped through the newly opened, still smoking walls, the Mosquito bombers quickly departed, leaving behind the shell shocked, incredulous Germans to wonder what had just hit them.

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First, please allow me to offer my sincere apologies for being so late with this one, but as the great John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” Not only that, but Scourge of War: Waterloo is not the kind of endeavor you can wrap your mind around in one or two afternoons.

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Close to two years since we first came across Legions of Steel, the game is now close to release. Originally being crowdfunded developers Studio Nyx then moved into the Slitherine stable which has led to some very big changes in the game. Now we have a quick first look at the game just before it is released.

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The kurultai has concluded and good news, my lord! You have been chosen the Great Khan! Paradox Development Studio arms you with new territories, new armies and new ways of ruling the restless hordes at your disposal in Horse Lords, the newest expansion to Crusader Kings II, our best-selling medieval strategy simulation.

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Vietnam ’65 Giveaway

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Following the success of our previous giveaways we think you deserve another one. This time our good friends over at Slitherine/Matrix Games have given us keys for their counter insurgency game Vietnam ’65.

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We start this week’s news off with notice of a short duration sale by Matrix Games of all the Panzer Corps series. Available direct from their store or on Steam if that is your preferred purchase route.

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OK, it’s not a new game but it’s a biggie game and one with a significant discount of 30% so if you’re a fan of these big strategic games, but don’t yet have this one, now must be a good time to have a punt. Ypu can always check out our review from back in 2011 and see what Jim Cobb had to say about it before you buy.

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A couple of weeks ago we brought you news that HexWar had announced that they were soon releasing a new game based on a board game from Decision Games, Congo Merc. Well now it is released. Something a bit different?

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John Tiller Software have yet again released a new title with minimal fanfare. This is an Android game (one of the few strategy games on the platform) and is based on the Fulda Gap ’85 PC game.

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Matrix Games have just given us a mid-week surprise by announcing a new hex, turn-based wargame - The Campaign Series: Middle East 1948-1985. What is nice to see is that the new game is covering a different set of historical events from the usual fare – it isn’t yet another WW2 game shock!!!

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