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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

July 2012 – American Warlords

The July 2012 edition of Armchair General examines MacArthur, Eisenhower, and Nimitz, three "American Warlords" who had little in common - except winning. Also: Kasserine Pass; young Civil War generals; an interactive section and more.

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