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Posted on May 18, 2009 in Armchair Reading

July 2009 Play It!

Armchair General magazine's list of suggested board and computer war games for playing D-Day, including Pegasus Bridge, and for playing Civil War cavalry battles.

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Posted on Mar 11, 2009 in Armchair Reading

May 2009 Mailbag

Readers write to Armchair General magazine about the controversial 1932 Bonus March, the Winter War between Finland and the USSR, and Puerto Rican colonel Carlos B. Ramirez, who earned several medals in the Korean War.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009 in Armchair Reading

May 2009 Play It!

A list of recommended war games covering topics that include Roman Legionaires, the Stonewall Brigade, Chindits in Burma, Marines at Tarawa, and the Battle of the Bulge.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009 in Armchair Reading

CDG 32 – Marines at Tarawa 1943

You're in command of a composite company of survivors during the Tarawa invasion. Should you link up with other Marines, knock out Japanese artillery, or defend in place? Provide the best answer and you can win a prize from Armchair General magazine.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2009 in Armchair Reading

March 2009 Play It!

A list of recommended computer and board games for playing the Russo-Finnish War, 1939; German glider assault on Crete, 1941; and the bombing campaign against the Third Reich.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2008 in Armchair Reading

January 2009 Play It!

Lists of suggested board and computer games for playing the battles of Napoleon in Spain and the World War II topics of Operation Market-Garden, the East Front and Rommel in Normandy.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2008 in Armchair Reading

November 2008 Issue: Patton vs. Rommel

The November 2008 issue of Armchair General magazine compares George S. Patton and Erwin Rommel, plus articles on the Katyn Forest Massacre, Napoleon's Old Guard, Tito, Kasserine Pass, an interview with Carlo D'Este and more.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2008 in Armchair Reading

CDG Solution Winners #27: Farragut at Mobile Bay

Here are excerpts from the winning Reader Solutions to “Farragut at Mobile Bay, 1864" and a list of honorable mentions. Dale Malchow, Washington – “Battle plan must contain good intel and stress speed through the channel. It should be aggressive, simplistic and exercise command, control and communication. Farragut’s flagship in van of wooden ships to acquire situational awareness.” John Rusko, Ohio – “To heck with those underwater mines, let us move forward with all possible velocity. Our concentrated firepower on the Tennessee should sink her before she can do us any real damage. Acting as one cohesive unit instead of a piecemeal attack will serve our purpose better.” Maurits Wiuff, Denmark – “Farragut’s main advantage lies in his superior fleet strength — mobility and firepower. An attack must be aggressive and fast to keep the initiative.” Congratulations to our Armchair Generals! Dale Malchow, Washington John Rusko, Ohio Maurits Wiuff, Denmark They beat out some tough competition! HONORABLE MENTION William B. Allred, Texas Gavin Bowman, Canada Nick A. Chapman, Mich...

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Posted on Sep 9, 2008 in Armchair Reading

CDG 29, Aussies at Buna, 1942

Aussies at Buna, 1942 Your mission is to command your Australian troops in an effort to eliminate Japanese defenses southeast of Buna, New Guinea, and capture two enemy-held airfields. What are your orders, commander? Download the map from the link...

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Posted on Aug 7, 2008 in Armchair Reading

Envelope Art September 2008

Armchair General welcomes readers’ original artwork envelopes. Each issue, one is selected to head the "Mailbag" department. Here are the embellished envelopes we received from readers for the September 2008 issue. Matt Thamert, Minnesota   John Wilson,...

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