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Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Armchair Reading

CDG 58 – World War I in Africa, 1914

Assume the role of Lt Col Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck as he leads the German East Africa colony’s Schutztruppe – colonial security troops – in an attack on a large British force that has invaded the Tanga Peninsula in ‘World War I in Africa, 1914.’

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Posted on May 9, 2013 in Armchair Reading

CDG 57 – Canadian Infantry Attack, 1944

Command Decision Game No. 57 places you in the role of Brigadier John Godfrey “Jock” Spragge, commander of 7th Infantry Brigade, 3d Canadian Division. Your mission is to attack across the Leopold Canal near Antwerp and establish and hold bridgeheads.

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Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Armchair Reading

CDG 56 – British Rifle Brigade in World War I, 1915

The article below is an abridged version of Combat Decision Game #56, “British Rifle Brigade in World War I, 1915,” written by Andrew H. Hershey. Additional text and illustrations appear in the May 2013 edition of Armchair General® magazine, where you’ll also find additional interactive articles based on an Italian attack at Bir Hakeim, 1942, and Hooker at Chancellorsville, 1863. On newsstands now. This CDG places readers in the role of Colonel George Handcock Thesiger, commander of the British 4th Battalion, the Rifle Brigade, charged with recapturing key positions at Saint Eloi lost just hours ago to a German attack. Armchair General® challenges YOU to take command of this historical battle. Here’s how to get in on the action: READ the article carefully DEVELOP your own solution to this tactical dilemma RECORD your solution on the CDG map and form from the attached PDF. SEND to Armchair General® by April 26, 2013 Winning solutions will be announced in the September 2013 issue. However, those eager to read the historical outcome...

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Posted on May 11, 2012 in Armchair Reading

CDG 51 – Battle of St. Mihiel, 1918

In this free Command Decision Game, you take on the role of U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune leading a division comprised of both U.S. Marines and U.S. Army infantry to assault strong German positions near the town of St. Mihiel in 1918.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2012 in Armchair Reading

CDG 49 – Saladin vs. Crusaders, 1187

A decision-making game in which the player chooses the best course of action for Saladin, sultan and commander of his region’s combined Saracen forces, to defeat a Crusader army under Guy de Lusignan in Palestine, 1187 AD.

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Posted on May 13, 2010 in Armchair Reading

CDG 39 – Bocage Busting! Normandy 1944

You assume the role of Brig. Gen. Norman D. ‘Dutch’ Cota, assistant commander of US 29th Infantry Division, tasked with choosing the best plan for ‘bocage busting,’ breaking through the formidable German defenses in the hedgerows of Normandy, 1944.

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