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Posted on Feb 3, 2006 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

The Lost Photographs of the Star of Africa

Have you ever possessed an item of militaria and pondered on the history that may lay behind it? Have you ever considered who might originally have owned it and where that person could be now? Well, these are just some of the many the questions that ran through the head of one of our readers and wife’s grandfather; an 86 year-old Canadian World War 2 Veteran who, after more than 60 years, put to rest just such a mystery with the help of Armchair General on the internet…and some blind luck.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Gateway Wargames: Top 10 Ways to Recruit New Players

There comes a time in the life of every serious wargamer when opponents are not readily available, play-by-email seems unsatisfactory, and one should not leave the house. At such a time, many a wargamer has wished that it was possible to recruit a new wargame opponent.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2005 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Europe Aflame Interactive Combat Story: Episode IV

On the morning of July 7, 1940, the invasion of England began. Airdrops by the Fallschirmjager disrupted the road and rail networks in key locations across the island, thus delaying an Allied response, and succeeded in capturing the airfields to the west of Norwich, which left the Allied defenders cutoff from reinforcement. Just as word was coming in of the success of the drops, the invasion of the beaches began in earnest. With a massive preperatory bombardment from both the Kriegsmarine and Regia Marina, the Germans hit the stunned British defenders just south of Norwich and were able to easily force their way ashore, completely overrunning the ill-prepared garrison division.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Strategy: Blitzkrieg II

Armchair General gets an advanced look at Blitzkrieg II, and passes along some military wisdom to help you suvive the game. The battlefield is a dangerous place, and this RTS title from CDV is not your average "bum-rush" to victory game. You will need to use real tactics rather than be the fastest mouse pusher...

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