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Posted on Sep 12, 2006 in Armchair Reading

November 2006 Play It!

Armchair General

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

Weapon Files: Russia’s T-34 Tank

P. 30. Many great games allow you to command the venerable T-34, including Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (Battlefront), Panzer Command: Operation Winterstorm and Steel Panthers World at War (both by Matrix Games), Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 (Tripwire Interactive), and Advanced Squad Leader: Beyond Valor (MMP).

Command Decisions: Was the Corps’ Bloodiest Battle Justified?

P. 32. Many diverse options are available for Iwo Jima gaming. On the PC, check out the “Black Mountain” and “Iwo Jima” scenarios in Steel Panthers: World at War (Matrix Games), or try your hand at Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (Electronic Arts). For boardgaming excitement, try Nishi Ridge – The Battle of Iwo Jima 1945 (Critical Hit).


How They Fought: Vietnam Ambush 1969

P. 36. Get in on the Vietnam action with Lock’n’Load Forgotten Heroes: Vietnam (Matrix Games), Squad Battles: Vietnam (HPS), WinSPMBT (Shrapnel Games), Battlefield Vietnam (Electronic Arts), and Men of Valor (Vivendi Universal).

[Ed. Note: Lock’n’Load Forgotten Heroes: Vietnam was originally published by Shrapnel Games and is currently unavailable]

Tipping Points: Germany’s Blitzkrieg Machine

P. 40. Learn the basics of blitzkrieg with WWII in Europe: The First Blitzkrieg (HPS), The Operational Art of War III (Matrix Games), and East Front (GMT’s Barbarossa series).