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Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in Boardgames

Guns of Galicia – Boardgame Review

“Guns of Galicia” is a boardgame of World War I’s Eastern Front. The two sides wear each other down quickly and have to husband forces for a final push – or a last-stand defense. Easy to play, it can serve as a gateway to more complex games.

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Posted on Oct 22, 2012 in Boardgames

Steel Wolves – Boardgame Review

‘Steel Wolves’ is a solitaire boardgame covering the submarine campaigns in the North Atlantic, Caribbean, South Atlantic, and even ’round the Horn of Africa to the Indian Ocean. Some scenarios can be played in half an hour, while others last up to 176 turns.

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Posted on May 25, 2012 in Boardgames

Bomber Command – Boardgame Review

‘Bomber Command, The Night Raids 1943 – 1945,’ an operational-level boardgame of the British nighttime raids over the European mainland, is a game of planning, deception and second-guessing your opponent.

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Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Boardgames

Julius Caesar – Boardgame Review

The block game ‘Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War, 49 – 30 BC,’ is simple, but challenging: easy to learn, a challenge to master. Enemy units’ identities are hidden till combat is joined, and cards represent the influence of the Roman gods.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2010 in Boardgames

The Caucasus Campaign – Boardgame Review

The Caucasus Campaign is an overlooked aspect of WWII gaming; a review of GMT’s board war game The Caucasus Campaign finds the game is nicely balanced, presents both players with their own challenges and won’t play the same way twice.

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Posted on Jan 21, 2009 in Books and Movies

Wired for War – Book Review

Twenty-first century technology is increasing at a rapid place, especially on today’s battlefields. P.W. Singer’s book Wired for War explains the hows and whys of the robotics revolution in warfare. An Armchair General review.

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