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Posted on Dec 17, 2006 in Boardgames

War at Sea Preview

The call to general quarters will be issued early in 2007 as Axis and Allies Miniatures: War at Sea starts to streak through the water. The new miniatures game will be released in the first quarter of the New Year and includes 64 pre-painted plastic miniatures. A vast armada will be available to players, who will be able to deploy fighters, bombers, submarines, carriers, cruisers, destroyers and battleships. A variety of navy factions will also be available, including the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and Australia. Some of the most famous surface ships from World War II can be deployed, including the Bismark, the USS Enterprise, IJN Yamato, the USS Iowa and the HMAS Canberra. The starter set will include 9 miniatures, maps, dice, stat cards, island cards, casualty markers and rules. Booster packs will contain 5 minis and stat cards. Each unit will have a variety of special abilities and strengths. Very powerful pieces, like the Bismark and Iowa will have a high point cost. Both...

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Posted on Nov 2, 2006 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

War Galley – Boardgame Review

War Galley is the seventh volume in the multi-award winning Great Battles of History (GBoH) series, but the first to venture entirely into the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is also the first historical boardgame published, in two decades, to address galley warfare.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2006 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Savannah – Boardgame Review

The Battle of Savannah turned heavily on the fortunes of war (some of these to be delineated in the historical synopsis). By introducing a “random event” card deck, designer Mark Miklos and developer Andy Lewis, have transformed a relatively static siege battle into an intriguing challenge.

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Posted on Mar 17, 2006 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Command & Colors: Ancients – Boardgame Review

Commands & Colors: Ancients allows you to re-fight epic battles of the ancient world. Here the focus is on the two rivals for power in the Western Mediterranean - Carthage and Rome. Will you, as Hannibal, triumph over larger Roman armies; or as Scipio Africanus, will you beat Hannibal with newer tactics of your own?

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