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[28 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Franco-Prussian War 40

The series is designed around a small (40) countermix, with cards to represent additional resources. A heavy emphasis on reaction movement and the use of friction to disrupt an enemy’s plans.

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[12 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lincoln’s War Review

“Lincoln’s War revolves around political influence points which can be used for a variety of purposes. Political influence can be banked, spent on activation, promotion, building naval assets, stockpiling combat resources, or goading a recalcitrant general into action.

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[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Perryville

A small game in the CWB series, covering several what-if scenarios, as well as the historical battle near Perryville, KY on October 8, 1862.

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[8 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
In Their Quiet Fields

Civil War Brigade Series coverage of the Battle of Antietam.

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[26 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
1856

18xx series game set in Upper Canada. Special features include the Canadian Government Railroad, Loans, and a sliding scale of requirements to float.

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[17 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Art of Siege – Sevastopol

The last in a four part series featuring each of these designs. They all are significantly different games, although packaged as a part of the same SPI ‘quad’.

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[8 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Locomotive Werks (accidental variant)

Locomotive Werks is an economic game in which players purchase the ability to produce engines, pay workers to produce them, and sell to the volatile, dice-driven market. The game is best known for its unique market mechanism in which the demand for older train models dries up, often at a rapid pace as new technology is implemented.

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[25 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
South Mountain (Video Review)

South Mountain is the fourth game in the Civil War, Regimental Series. With one map and a manageable number of counters, it is the first game in the series to offer a full, intense, battle that is playable in an evening. And re-playability is very high, given the variable arrival of some key Rebel forces and the application of Confederate and Union Random Events.

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[26 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Fighting Sail (Video Review)

Fighting Sail is a simulation of naval warfare during the age of sail. Nine scenarios are presented in the game, dealing with small-scale naval actions from the American Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars and the war of 1812. This is a simplified sailing game, but still covers most of the key elements.

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
1853  (Video Review)

This is the Indian sub-continent (British Imperial India) member of the 18xx family of games. It is billed as A game for engineers who’ve had enough of the financiers! It involves five-foot-six and meter gauges, hills, mountains and the Himalayas, contract bids and government mails. The technical challenges of building a railroad network in difficult country stand on a par with the financial market manipulation which usually dominates the 18xx games.