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“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” ‘Sails of Glory 2018 Ship Pack Expansion’ Miniatures Game Review

Posted on May 30, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Sails of Glory 2018 Ship Pack Expansion Miniatures Game Review.  Publisher: Ares Games   Game Designer:   Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini   Price  $13.00 to $20 depending on the ship Passed Inspection –   beautiful, fully built and painted ships ready to set sail using the Sails of Glory game system Failed...

You sank my battleship! Jack Greene’s “Togo Dawn of the Dreadnought” Board Game Review

Posted on May 24, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Jack Greene’s “Togo Dawn of the Dreadnought – Naval Battles of the Russo-Japanese War”    Board Game Review.  Publisher: Bonsai Games and Quarterdeck International   Game Designer:   Jack Greene  Price  $39 Passed Inspection – well organized, clearly written rules.  An elegant system for ship to ship combat.  Easy to learn....

“I could never be so lucky again.” – Jimmy Doolittle ‘Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid’ Board Game Review

Posted on Apr 19, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Enemy Coast Ahead – The Doolittle Raid   Board Game Review.  Publisher: GMT Games   Game Designer:   Jeremy White  Price  $60.00 by Rick Martin Passed Inspection – rich, dynamic game play, fully immersive, various levels of play, programmed rules, full campaign can be played in one day, great replayability, fantastic...

The Problem with Hexagons – an article about war gaming design by Dr. Ezra Sidran, the designer of The Universal Military Simulator

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

The Problem with Hexagons By D. Ezra Sidran, PhD General-Staff.com   Hexagons are ubiquitous in wargames now (indeed, both Philip Sabin’s War: Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games and Peter Perla’s The Art of Wargaming feature hexagons on their book covers), but this wasn’t always the case. My first wargame...

“O God, Thy Sea Is So Great and My Boat Is So Small” ― John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage PT- 109” Board Game Review

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Profile in Courage PT-109   Board Game Review.  Publisher: High Flying Dice  Games   Game Designer:   Rod Bauer  Price  $11.95 with unmounted counters or $17.95 with mounted counters Passed Inspection:  Easy to learn, great fun to play, company is very responsive to questions, unique subject matter, nice graphics, good replayability,...