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The hard fought and highly costly U-boat submarine war in the Atlantic began within hours of Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and continued right up to the final German surrender to the Allies in May 1945. This titanic, savage struggle had all the niceties and nuances of a bitter, no holds barred, bare knuckle, bar room brawl with little quarter given and few prisoners taken by either side. To give you an idea of the fervent intensity of the fighting, 40,000 Germans served in U-boats in WWII. 30,000 never returned. In spite of this, U-Boats were without a doubt the most cost effective weapon in Germany's naval arsenal in their battle against the Allies during the war. Their continued use nearly starved Great Britain into surrender during the first few years of the war. Even England's Prime Minister Winston Churchill later confessed "The only thing that truly scared me during the entire war were the U-boat attacks upon our supply convoys."

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Following in Paradox's savvy strategy of releasing incremental - though sometimes monumental - updates to their game, “Common Sense” seeks to enhance many of the gameplay mechanics of the present game with a battery of new features.

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Sales are like busses – they all come along at once. We’ve just had a whole raft of summer sales from the likes of Steam and Paradox and now it’s time for the Independence Day sales. Matrix Games are kicking these off and it lasts the whole weekend so if you miss out on July 4th itself due to celebrating you’ll still have a chance to take advantage of it.

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Amazingly, one of the defining moments in the twentieth century has gone virtually unnoticed by the gaming industry. The Russian Revolution and Civil War has, in the main, only been touched on in scenarios for games like The Operational Art of War, however, Revolution Under Siege covers the whole shooting match.

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As the remains of King Richard III were reburied in Leicester earlier this year, HexWar’s release of their latest title, Wars of the Roses, may well be apposite.

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Last week we reported in the snippets we’d extracted from the Slitherine Group’s annual get together that they had signed a contract with BAE Systems for collaboration and development – although what of was, unsurprisingly, not mentioned.

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Long term readers may remember that back in September 2013 we carried an interview with Studio Nyx a French development team who were looking to crowdfund development of a digital version of one of their favourite miniatures games, Legions of Steel. However, they did not manage to get the financial backing through crowdfunding, but instead teamed up with the Slitherine Group to bring the game to fruition.

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The summer sale seasons continues apace with Paradox offering a whole raft of their games at discount prices. The discounted games include a range of Paradox’s grand strategy titles which should appeal to our readers.

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Makin Island is a triangular shaped atoll in the Gilbert Islands about four degrees north of the equator, It is eight miles in length and less than a half mile wide and covered with coconut palms. It had been under Japanese occupation and control since 10 December 1941. D-Day for Carlson's Raiders was set for 0300 hours on 17 August 1942. If all went well, the raiders would come ashore unobserved while it was still dark. However, "Murphy's Law" soon made an appearance and would remain in evidence throughout the entire raid.

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As was widely reported and commented on last week Apple pulled a number of games from the App Store due to the inclusion of a Confederate flag – not that it was THE Confederate flag as often stated, but hey, that’s just a detail. However, for those who may have just missed it, they are now back and available after some minor changes for one.

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