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A Most Unusual Tale

03 Aug 2015 0

The Wargamer's new publisher, Owen Faraday, takes the reins.

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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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Possibly the best wargame to be released in 2013, Matrix Games Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm is still extremely popular and the game has great replayability (see our extensive review here). Additionally, the game has been heavily updated following feedback from the player base and last November a “Player’s Edition” was released based on the feedback. To see why Flashpoint is enduring we have here an AAR from Michael Capobianco of one of the classic scenarios based around (the theoretical) fighting in the strategic Fulda Gap.

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Gary Grigsby doesn’t do small games, we know that. However, it seems he also doesn’t do small updates. Matrix Games have just announced an update to War in the East and the explanatory notes run to 100 pages !!!

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Last week we discussed the trend towards overly complex PC wargames, War in the West, War in the East, and Command Modern Air/Naval Operations just to name a few. Though I acquire every single one of those monster games, I really don’t play them all that much. So we also discussed some alternatives to simply staring at my computer monitor in an overabundance-of-detail induced catatonic state.

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I’m invariably impressed with the level of detail included in Frank Hunter’s Forge of Freedom and AGEOD’s Civil War II until I actually have to contend with it. I will always look back fondly on those winter days when we’d immerse ourselves in Mr. Dunnigan’s War in Euope until 2 a.m. – only to start back up again at 6 a.m. – I’m not that young anymore. And at the ripe old age of 56, I actually have things to do. I could continue, but I’m sure you get my drift.

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Recent times have been a bit sparse for fans of the really big, hard core strategy format. Lots of strategy and wargames released for sure, but the grognards have been a bit left out. Matrix Games’ Gary Grigsby's War in the West has been one of the few able to scratch the new game itch of the most hard core of the hard core. Now there is news of an update and, even better, of an expansion.

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In 2013 Matrix Games released Command Modern Air/Naval Operations, the successor to the near legendary Harpoon. You can read the review Jim Cobb did for us here. Since then the game, if you can really call such an in depth military simulation a game, has moved on to version 1.07, although we also carried a review of progress to v1.05 which can be read here.

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Don’t worry! I’m not going all Elmer Fudd on you here! It’s just that, lately, I’ve been pondering the proposition of perfection. Despite my ongoing efforts to convince my wife of my inherent infallibility, it doesn’t transpire terribly often in this existence and those infrequent flawless phenomena really do stand out.

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Gary Grigsby's War In The West Scenario - Battleground Italy

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