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Posted on Jul 14, 2009 in Armchair Reading

September 2009 Play It!

By Armchair General


U.S. Infantrymen of WWII
Lead your troops across the battlefields with Combat Commander: Europe by GMT Games (boardgame) or the PC game Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein by Strategy 3 Tactics. The Advanced Squad Leader line of games (MMP) also brings a wealth of infantry combat to your tabletop, while Squad Battles: Eagles Strike (HPS Simulations) does the same for your computer.

Marines in Vietnam
"Send in the Marines!" with the PC game Squad Battles: Vietnam by (HPS Simulations) or the boardgame Khe Sanh 1968 (Against the Odds). Another couple of great computer games for this era are Squad Battles: Tour of Duty (HPS Simulations) and winSPMBT (Shrapnel Games).


Cantigny, 1918
The boardgame The First World War (Mayfair Games) offers grand-scale World War I–gaming, while the "Battlefield 1918" mod for Battlefield 1942 (Electronic Arts) lets PC gamers go "over the top."



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