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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cataphract (Justinian + Land Battles) Review

Cataphract portrays the development of the art of war wrought by the early Byzantine Empire, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, under his great Generals, Belisarius and Narses.

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[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Simple Great Battles of History Review

A significant simplification of GMT’s popular Great Battles of History series, this is a set of rules that allows you to play scenarios from any of the various ancient, non-War Galley, GBOH games (Alexander, SPQR, Caesar: The Civil Wars, Caesar: Conquest of Gaul, and Cataphract) and their many expansion modules. Many of the more fiddly aspects of the system have been dramatically simplified (shock combat, missile combat, orderly withdrawl, elephants, leader activation), or eliminated entirely (rout/rally, individual orders, strategy ratings, momentum, trumping). The rules for SGBOH are the same across …

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[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Ancient World (Rise of the Roman Republic & Carthage)

Operational style movement and combat in the ancient world. These games cover the early wars as the republic against Pyrrhus and the Samnites, as well as Carthage’s wars in Sicily, the 1st Punic War (obviously), and the Mercenary War which followed. Watch Rome grow!

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[22 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Dark Valley Review

The Dark Valley is a new game from award-winning designer Ted Raicer, focusing on the entire East Front campaign in World War II.

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[16 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Roads to Leningrad Review

During the summer of 1941, the forces of German Army Group North appeared to be advancing irresistibly toward Leningrad, the second largest city in the Soviet Union, and the birthplace of the Communist revolution.

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[13 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Unconditional Surrender Review

Strategic level simulation of WWII in Europe. Mini-monster which manages to be a real competitive design.

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[26 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Roads to Moscow Review

Roads to Moscow is a two-player game depicting battles in the Soviet Union during the drive on Moscow in October 1941. The two separate battles shown in this game are named for the main objective city on each map, Mozhaysk to the west of Moscow, and Mtsensk to the south. Perhaps the most dramatic of the many desperate battles fought in front of Moscow, these two battles combined all the elements of the great struggle. The Germans have an excellent fighting machine but are short on fuel and time. They must …

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[25 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]
Drive Thru Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre, takes 1 to 4 players into the Cuban Revolution. Castro’s “26 July Movement” must expand from its bases in the Sierra Maestra mountains to fight its way to Havana. Meanwhile, anti-communist student groups, urban guerrillas, and expatriates try to de-stabilize the Batista regime from inside and out, while trying not to pave the way for a new dictatorship under Castro.

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Blood & Roses Review

Blood & Roses focuses on the battles of the Wars of the Roses in England, between 1455 and 1487. This was warfare in which most men were truly “of iron”, heavily and totally armored to such a point that their mobility was suspect. It was also the introduction of gunpowder – mostly field artillery – in noticeable numbers.

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[1 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
A Distant Plain Review

A Distant Plain features the same accessible game system as GMT’s recent Andean Abyss and upcoming Cuba Libre but with new factions, capabilities, events, and objectives.