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Posted on Nov 28, 2007 in Armchair Reading

January 2008 Play It!

Armchair General

COMBAT! Fallschirmjaegers at Crete, 1941

Start the airborne assault on Crete using Conquest of the Aegean (Matrix Games), The Balkan Front (Europa Series) by HMS/GRD, and the “Crete 41” scenario for The Operational Art of War III (Matrix Games). You can also check out Operation Mercury by GMT, Hunters from the Sky by The Gamers, and “Hunters from the Sky” campaign in John Tiller’s Campaign Series by Matrix

Command Decisions Moscow 41

One of the major wargaming “What If’s” of World War II, Moscow 1941 remains a popular topic. Explore the campaign with Moscow ’41 (HPS), Commander: Europe at War (Matrix Games), and the “Barbarossa 41” and “Typhoon 41” scenarios for The Operational Art of War III (Matrix Games). Look for Strategy & Tactics n°244 Drive on Moscow or this totally free game called Battle for Moscow by designer Frank Chadwick.

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TIPPING POINTS Amphibious Warfare

Crawl out of the seas with this selection of amphibious-themed games. Try The Mighty Endeavor by Multi-Man Publishing, Battlefront by SSG, John Tiller’s Campaign Series (Matrix Games), and The Falklands War, 1982 by ProSim/Shrapnel Games. Also check out D-DAY—The Great Crusade by Moments in History.


Other games for articles not listed specifically in the magazine are below. Note that some games may be out of print, or otherwise hard to find in these lists.

GREAT WARRIORS The Thin Red Line The British redcoats who fought England’s wars

The Sun Never Sets by Decision Games
Rebels & Redcoats volume III by Decision Games
Saratoga 1777 by GMT Games
Savannah by GMT Games
Wellington: The Peninsula War 1812-1814
Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon by Western Civilization/Matrix
For Liberty! by Hussar/Matrix
Birth of America by AGEOD/Matrix
Waterloo by HPS
The French and Indian War by HPS

COVER STORY Heinz Guderian/WHAT NEXT GENERAL? Guderian’s Russian Gambit
Guderian’s Blitzkrieg II by The Gamers
Barbarossa: Army Group South, 1941 by GMT
Barbarossa: Army Group Center, 1941 by GMT
Panzer Campaigns: Smolensk ’41 by HPS

FEATURE ARTICLE Beyond Grant and Lee The Civil War’s best combat leaders

Lee Takes Command by Clash of Arms
Grant Takes Command by MMP
Strike Them a Blow by The Gamers

American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray by Matrix/AGEOD
CWB Vicksburg by HPS

LEGENDARY COMBAT UNITS Big Red One The U.S. 1st Infantry Division – 90 years old

Omaha, The Bloody Beach by The Gamers
– “Big Red One in Sicily “campaing in John Tiller’s Campaign Series
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

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