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Posted on Mar 30, 2006 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

After Action Report: The Valley of Tears

The Valley of Tears is a tactical game that simulates the Syrian attack on the Israeli’s 7th Armor Brigade’s sector of the Golan Heights in 1973. The counters represent armor and infantry platoons and the hexes approximately 200 meters. To win, the Syrians must force their way across the anti-tank ditch, battle through the Israeli lines, and exit nine armored platoons off the west edge of the map.

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Posted on Nov 29, 2005 in Electronic Games

Star Wars Republic Commando – Game Review (PC)

There is a lot to learn in Star Wars Republic Commando, but the effort is well worth it. Its unique mix of action, strategy and tactics make playing something to relish, not hurry through. If you are searching for a diversion that excites the senses as well as challenges the brain, this is your game!

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Posted on Jul 8, 2005 in Armchair Reading

Bonus Game: Stalingrad – A Walk in Hell

Stalingrad: A Walk in Hell simulates the fighting for the western section of Stalingrad in 1942. The player controls – by moving counters across the map and combating enemy formations – the German and Soviet formations that fought in the battle.

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Posted on Jul 8, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Strategy: Full Spectrum Warrior

FSW is an excellent, yet demanding game. To win, you’ll need to employ many of the same tactics used by real world squad leaders. Fire and maneuver, overwhelming firepower and common sense are important ingredients to your success. Keep them in mind and you’ll soon defeat the Zekistan insurgents. Good luck.

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Posted on May 8, 2005 in Electronic Games

Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow – Game Review (PC)

The men of Tom Clancy’s elite anti-terrorism squad are at it again. Not content with dominating the squad-based tactical shooter genre on the PC, Ubisoft long ago slid the franchise over to the console. In fact, Rainbow Six 3 , released earlier this year for PlayStation 2, was a huge hit. Now the men in black Kevlar are back – this time with a new game and a new set of missions for Microsoft’s Xbox.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2004 in Armchair Reading

Bonus Game: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse occupies a unique place in American history. It is one of the least well known, yet most influential battles, ever fought by our soldiers. Nathan Greene’s tactical defeat in the bare woods and muddy fields of North Carolina heralded a strategic triumph that would eventually lead to Cornwallis’s retreat, encirclement, and surrender at Yorktown—an event that signaled the end of armed conflict in the freshly born United States of America.

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Posted on Jul 17, 2004 in Armchair Reading

Bonus Game: Brothers by My Side

Grab the latest bonus game, Brothers by My Side, from our September issue of Armchair General magazine! The fight for Landing Zone (LZ) X-Ray and the Ia Drang campaign have received more than their fair share of Vietnam War ink. It was not only the first significant battle between the Americans and NVA, but also the first test of our new airmobile infantry.

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Posted on May 17, 2004 in Armchair Reading

Bonus Game: Omaha–Battle for the Beach

The July 2004 issue of Armchair General magazine features Mark H. Walker’s Omaha: The Battle for the Beach. See if you have what it takes to fight off the beach on D-Day in this bonus board game! This game comes in the form of a PDF file and is a hex-based tabletop wargame.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2004 in Armchair Reading

FREE Game: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Learn more about our Operation Iraqi Freedom game as featured in the Premiere Issue of Armchair General magazine! This Mark H. Walker game is a free bonus included with our first issue. Details inside, including a downloadable VASSAL module!

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