Posted on Nov 17, 2008 in Books and Movies
This review of History Revisited: The Great Battles praises it for intelligent alternative histories – e.g., Napoleon at the Battle of New Orleans – accompanied by summaries explaining how the events could have come about historically.
Posted on Feb 8, 2008 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features
Unless Victory Comes helps to remind us that while the colored arrows on the headquarters’ maps are important, the real battle is much more personal and bloody.
Posted on Jan 18, 2007 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features
In an era of colorful uniforms, perhaps some of the most vibrant belonged to the Mamelukes, the fearsome horsemen from the Middle East.
Posted on Oct 11, 2006 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features
Many stories tell of the rough training, the harsh realities of war and the camaraderie that can grow between men in combat, but few do so with the language skills of a Harvard educated English major.
Posted on Aug 23, 2006 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features
Author Larry Alexander, spent time with Dick Winters, and using those hours and other sources gives us a glimpse into Winter’s life before, during, and after the war.
Posted on Nov 17, 2005 in Boardgames
This installment of GMT’s card driven campaign game is adapted from McLaughlin’s award winning The Napoleonic Wars. Wellington removes the diplomacy that makes The Napoleonic Wars so tense, and creates (in GMT’s own words) “a traditional blood and guts wargame with more cards in their hands and hence even more game action.”