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Western historians freely acknowledge that they don’t know how much they don’t know about the Soviet’s story of the Eastern Front. Bill Trotter dug up Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front and says, “Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front represents the most detailed, painstaking analysis yet published in English…” Find why in this book review.

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"The Vicksburg campaign is a fascinating mix of elements: it starts with a furious war of maneuver and culminates with an epic siege. Additionally, both kinds of battle have their attractions as game-topics..."

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Viktory

21 Nov 2006 0

It may look like a RISK clone but this trooper is quite a few shades away from its original source of inspiration. Viktory somehow manages to condense the big four of war (Tactics, Operations, Strategy, and Logistics) into one small and compact package.

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Maneuver Warrior

19 Nov 2006 0

Like modern combatfast and furious with rough edges, Maneuver Warrior brings the intricacies of war today to life for board game and wargame lovers alike. Scott Udell investigates.

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Silent Heroes "is hectic, explosive, and extremely rewarding, just like the original Soldiers: Heroes of World War 2 game. If Dark Fox's objective was to faithfully reproduce the feeling that the original game generated, then mission accomplished..."

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Out of the Park 2006

28 Oct 2006 0

With score chart and chewing tobacco in hand, Mike Dorn reviews Out of the Park 2006, the latest installment of Out of the Park Development baseball series. Watch every pitch from the dugout as a manager or think strategy and finance from the front office in this baseball management sim.

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Warrior Knights

25 Oct 2006 0

The king is dead! Summon the knights and sally forth to claim the throne in Fantasy Flight Games' board game Warrior Knights. Brant Guillory tries his hand at Medieval power politics in his latest review.

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Dark Star One

20 Oct 2006 0

Dust off the retro helmet and see if that 1980’s space suit still fits. Dark Star One launches us laser’s-a-blastin’ into a universe that is run-of-the-mill space adventure.

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Defcon

14 Oct 2006 0

"This is a game about a quickly deteriorating situation, nuclear war, that, in real life, would last no more than two to three days. Would you like to play a game?"

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Defending the Reich

06 Oct 2006 0

"I don't have any close connection with specific crews, but with the results, with the numbers. Can, then, such a game be anything but 'spreadsheet-as-game,' as other games that have covered this topic have become?"

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