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Rise of Nations

08 Jul 2003 0

Discover why Brian Reynolds is the new king of historical strategy gaming with Rise of Nations, an intriguing blend of real-time strategy and empire building. If Empire Earth and Civilization III didn’t satiate some gamers’ need for conquest, this combination of the two might do it.

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Cross of Iron

03 Jul 2003 0

"Most of you are familiar with the Steven Spielberg film 'Saving Private Ryan' and the German film 'Stalingrad.' Both of these works depict the horror and senselessness of war vividly. Yet both of these films were predated by a film that was the first to put a face on the German soldier in World War II, an "All Quiet on the Western Front" for the WWII landser, 'Cross of Iron'."

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"The Bitmap Brother’s latest venture, World War II Frontline Command, is another tactical game that has ventured into the increasingly familiar 3D realm."

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Jim Cobb offers his review of the latest Panzer Campaign series title from John Tiller, Kursk '43. Jim examines the title not only as a wargame, but also as a historical teaching aid.

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King's Gate

13 Jun 2003 0

Jason Robinson reviews this unique Medieval Ages board game which features a four-way coup d'etat for a kingdom's crown.

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Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) is a game system representing many things to many players. First, it is an enduring system. Recently in 2002, ASL celebrated its 25th anniversary making it among the oldest wargames still in production.

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Fans of World War II grand tactical and operational warfare can once again rejoice with this eighth edition of the venerable Panzer Campaign series. Find out how John Tiller and HPS' latest title stood up to reviewer Al Berke's scrutiny.

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"...borrows from the Sierra city-building games, trading games such as Merchant of Venice and Patrician II, and Microsoft's Age of… series to create a continuous time game that starts out feeling comfortable as an old slipper but tends to become threadbare after a while."

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"The addition of Forgotten Battles to the IL-2 franchise has made an already good flight sim even better. Its improved graphics, flight models, and dynamic campaign have raised the bar yet again in the flight simulation genre."

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Enigma: Rising Tide

27 May 2003 0

Jim Cobb reviews this interesting take on sub and surface ship warfare set in an alternate history of World War II.

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