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Western Civilization Software’s Forge of Freedom is the best grand strategy game of the American Civil War, delving into all aspects of nations at war. However, the tactical mode is extremely abstract. The developer seeks to remedy this with a tactical game, Brother against Brother –The Drawing of the Sword. However, the computer gaming pool is crowded with tactical American Civil War games. What would make this game float or not be eaten by the sharks?

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Richard reviews a new turn-based space-combat game that's fun to play, but lacks replay value.

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Sometimes great riches can be found in the most inexpensive of wrappers, and so it is with Tercio to Salvo, the very first expansion module to Matrix/Slitherine’s impressive PC game, Pike and Shot. That said, it’s now time for BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front – as some disclosures are appropriate here. I love this game series, something you might have noticed had you read my previous review of the main game itself. Thus if you are expecting a positive review, you would be correct. If you’ve not read the previous review, grab a mug of your favorite libation, surf over to the earlier review and then sit a spell and read. In doing so you’ll not only set the stage for a look at this new expansion, but likely concoct a whiff of gunpowder in the air as well. And you will also start to understand why I love this infuriatingly addictive game.

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Around a year ago developer Games Lab released Ultimate General: Gettysburg to some acclaim. Regular contributor to Wargamer.com, Jean Marciniak, reviewed it and concluded that “If you have any interest in The Civil War or The Battle of Gettysburg this game is a MUST BUY” – pretty clear! Now jean is back looking at the iPad version of the game. Can it live up to the desktop version?

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Occasionally here at Wargamer.com we like to step a bit outside our normal wargaming remit and bring the readers something different, but that we believe they will still be interested in. Change is as good as a rest and all that. This time we step into RPG territory with Pillars of Eternity from Obsidian Entertainment, published by Paradox Interactive and reviewed for us by Rob Clark.

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Few strategy games can honestly say they are “ripped from the headlines”. However, with fighting continuing in eastern Ukraine, with US Navy ships going into the Black Sea and US troops taking part in exercises in Poland and the Baltic states, Battlefront’s Combat Mission: Black Sea is an exception. Set in 2017, NATO and Russia finally go head-to-head in the Ukraine. No sane person wishes such a confrontation; no thinking person can dismiss it as impossible. The game explores tactical and operational scenarios given modern weapon systems.

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This is it, ladies and gentlemen. After the debacle that was the fifth installment of the SimCity franchise, the collective fanbase of city builders can breathe a sigh of relief. Already, in the far off distance of cybernetic landscapes, thousands of players around the world are watching their new cities grow out of the smooth, digital earth. Buildings scraping against the sky like colossal Titans and wind turbines shifting in the breeze like merry sunflowers are all chanting a chorus of “Everything is Awesome.” If you have been one of these individuals who has been waiting years for the next good city builder, a spunky Finnish studio named Colossal Order has just granted your wish.

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As a wise man once said, "And now for something completely different!". Well perhaps not completely different, but Vietnam ’65 is not just another wargame...

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Every game company usually has a niche in which they define themselves and are in tern defined by the market at large. Dan Verssen Games has made their niche in the industry by providing high quality solitaire games to the war gaming public. While not all of their games are solitaire, their most recent release Fleet Commander Nimitz is the newest title in their solitaire “Commander” series which includes Field Commander Rommel, Field Commander Napoleon and Field Commander Alexander. Like the other games in the series, Fleet Commander Nimitz offers nearly the perfect mix of strategy and tactics.

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In his semi-regular column War Tapes, Jake Tucker takes a look at the Slitherine – Hunted Cow Studio cooperation Hell – a fantasy wargame development of the successful Battle Academy 2 game engine. As this has just been released on iPad now may be a good time to have another look at it.

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