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Posted on Dec 27, 2020 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

One Last Big Push to Victory. “1918/1919: Storm in the West” Board Game Review

One Last Big Push to Victory. “1918/1919: Storm in the West” Board Game Review

By Ray Garbee 1917/1918: Storm in the West. Publisher: GMT Games. Designer: Ted Raicer. Developers: Ty Bomba and Chris Perello. Price $49.00 Passed inspection: An excellent update to a proven design. Good coverage of a pivotal year in the war. Excellent expansion covering the ‘what if’s’ surrounding the strategic decisions on both sides. Failed basic: A solid design that’s had all the kinks ironed out over the years, there’s nothing to not like about this game! GMT’s recent release 1918/1919: Storm in the West dropped onto the game table in December. This is a game with a storied past, dating back to its initial release in 1992 with Command Magazine. 1918/1919: Storm in the West was Ted Raicer’s first game design and it was an immediate success, earning a Charles S. Roberts Award nomination. Its popularity inspired the design of a Plan 1919 variant which assumed a German defensive strategy in 1918 with an all-out Allied assault to win the war the following year. GMT’s release presents this classic magazine...

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Posted on May 15, 2015 in Books and Movies

Aachen – Book Review

Aachen – Book Review

'Aachen: The U.S. Army’s Battle for Charlemagne’s City in World War II' is an outstanding new examination of “Bloody Aachen,” the first major German city captured by American G.I.s in World War II’s European Theater.

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Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Boardgames

A Test of Mettle – Boardgame Review

"A Test of Mettle" board game covers three battles on the Western Front from 1944: Arracourt; the Free French 2nd Armored Division at Dompaire; and the Sept. 8 defense of Patton's flank at Mairy by the Texas-Oklahoma Division.

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