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[4 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Invasion of Russia

 
 
(from ES):
On 14th December 1812, a few thousand men, half-starved, frozen and riddled with disease staggered out of Imperial Russia and reached the relative safety of the West.
These were the remnants of Napoleon’s once magnificent Grande Armee of more than 500,000 men, the largest force ever assembled in Europe (possibly even in the World) at that time, which on 24 June had crossed the River Nieman and marched into the heart of Russia. So began what, by any standards, was one of the most catastrophic, dramatic, heroic, and significant in …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Blockade Runner

 
 
Blockade Runner is a resource trading game in the Euro style, but with a dash of danger. In Blockade Runner, players take on the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money by shipping cargo in and out of the South during the American Civil War. Positioning is achieved by competing with each other for access to commodities, top market prices, and newly built ships. Hard decisions include whether to play safely to keep ships afloat or take potentially profitable risks. The crux of the play hinges upon whether …

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[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Gunslinger

 
 
AH’s game of detailed tactical gunfights in the Old West.
Intro:

Review:

DARs:
OK Corral

Bar Brawl

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[10 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Borodino

 
 
Triumph & Glory continues with this one-battle boxed game of one the largest (and most important) Napoleonic battles.
Review:

DARs:
Schevardino Redoubt

Borodino

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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Triumph & Glory

 
(from GMT site)
Triumph & Glory contains the following five battles:
Castiglione (1796), fought over exactly the same field as would see the massive destruction at Solferino 63 years later, this is considered the first great, truly Napoleonic-style battle. Here the unfortunate opponents are the Austrians.
Austerlitz (1805), perhaps the greatest Napoleonic victory of all time, presented here in a most playable version.
Raab (1809), while Napoleon was to the west, capturing Vienna, his son, Prince Eugene led a sizable army into Hungary, chasing Archduke John’s Austrians and attacking them across a river, with …

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[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
1826

 
18xx set in France and Belgium. Nationalized railways, loans, and low initial capitalization
make it sound a lot like ’56, but there are significant differences. For one, the stock market
is less volatile – growth is based upon an earnings requirement. Train efficacy is (at first) based
upon distance rather than cities serviced. There are TWO nationalization options. Electric and
High Speed trains (which don’t worry about the distance factor).
(from deep thought)
1826 is a railroad operations and share trading board game in the 18xx series, set in France and Belgium. It was first published …

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[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
California Gold

historic simulation of orange grove production where you represent a co-op for helping orange ranchers receive support and best prices for their crops.

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[1 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The War of the Triple Alliance

Little covered topic of a war from the same era as the ACW – and the largest land war in South America.

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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
German Railways

German Railways is the first of the Iron Horse Collection and lets you recreate how eight of the major railroad companies of that time helped to forge Germany from the numerous individual German states.

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
1860

18xx game set on the Isle of Wight.