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“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.” ― Baron Manfred von Richthofen – Review of Fighting Eagles

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Fighting Eagles –  Board Game Review.  Publisher: High Flying Dice Games   Game Designer:   Paul Rohrbaugh  Price  $7.95 with unmounted counters or $11.95 with mounted counters Passed Inspection:  Fun, introductory aviation war game, fantastic value for the price, perfect to take on trips, excellent solo play Failed Basic: nothing at...

It’s the Final Countdown to Victory with War Drum Games ‘Race to Tokyo: Operation Coronet’. Tabletop Miniatures Game Review.

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Race to Tokyo – Operation Coronet: The 1946 Allied Landing Plan for Tokyo.  Designer: Yasushi Nakaguro. Price $39.00 Passed inspection: Fast-playing game, good introduction to hex and counter wargames without complex rules. Good coverage of a hypothetical campaign that could have been, but wasn’t. Failed basic: Translated player’s aid...

A New Edition of a Classic War Game – GMT’s Peloponnesian War- Board Game Review

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Peloponnesian War   Board Game Review.  Publisher: GMT Games   Game Designer:   Mark Herman  Price  $65.00 Passed Inspection:   beautiful components, stunning cover artwork, dynamic narrative to the game play, solo and 2 player rules included, multiple scenarios covering different wars, tons of replayability, can be played in one sitting, easy...

“Ask me for anything but time.” GMT’s ‘The Last Hundred Yards’ is a hit that leaves you wanting more. Board Game Review.

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

‘The Last Hundred Yards’. Publisher: GMT Games. Game Designer: Mike Denison. Price $ 59.00 Passed inspection: Colorful counters depicting the troops of both combatants, map board graphics that are evocative of the European countryside, core rules that cover the major elements of WWII ground combat. Good mix of scenarios....

Legendary War Game Designer Richard H. Berg has Passed Away. Armchair General Presents a Personal Tribute by Tim Williams and Rodger MacGowan.

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Tim Williams Another One Gone… Richard Berg 1943-2019 Richard H. Berg was one of the best wargame designers that ever took up a pencil and a history book and converted the results into a historical simulation game capable of stimulating players’ interest in History, sharpening their intellects, and damaging their...

“With you it rests, Callimachus, either to bring Athens to slavery, or, by securing her freedom, to be remembered by all future generations.” Marathon 490 BC Board Game Review

Posted on Jul 23, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Marathon 490 BC   Board Game Review.  Publisher: Turning Point Simulations   Game Designer:   Paul Rohrbaugh  Price  $33.95 zip lock bag, $39.95 boxed Passed Inspection:   beautiful components, fun to play, can be played in 2 or 3 hours, small table footprint, easy to learn rules, high replay value owing to...

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us… they can’t get away this time.” -Chesty” Puller USMC. ‘Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game” Board Game Review

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game   Board Game Review.  Publisher: DVG Games   Game Designer:   Dan Verssen and Kevin Verssen  Price  $59.99 Passed Inspection – fast playing, fun, the game creates an immersive narrative for your squad, unique combat system, beautiful components, solo or cooperative play Failed...

It’s Not Your Father’s Cold War. The Iranian seek an Undeniable Victory with Operation Fath ol Mobin, March 1982. Board Game Review

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

An Undeniable Victory: Operation Fath ol Mobin. Publisher: High Flying Dice Games.  Designer: Paul Rohrbaugh Price: $45.00 Passed inspection: Game provided insight into a little covered battle of the Iran-Iraq War. Focuses rules were easy to digest and focused on speed of play and player experience. Die-cut counters! Failed...