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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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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Hoplite

 
 
(from GMT site):
Hoplite, the 15th volume in the Great Battles of History series of games, allows players to recreate classic battles from the pre-Alexandrian Persian-Hellenistic Age, the heyday of the Hoplite (heavy infantry fighting in packed formation). This period is often considered to feature the birth of Western Warfare, as opposed to the Persian/Eastern style, which relied on archery , light cavalry, and mobility.
Exactly how hoplite warfare was fought – what really happened when “the bell rang” – is highly disputed by ancient military historians, even today. Hoplite allows you …

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[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Fire in the Lake

Volko Ruhnke and Mark Herman team up for this latest edition of the popular COIN series,
moving it to Vietnam.

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Fire in the Lake Review

Complex battle for South Vietnam. A unique multi-faction treatment of the Vietnam War, Fire in the Lake will take 1 to 4 players on US heliborne sweeps of the jungle and Communist infiltration of the South, and into inter-allied conferences, Saigon politics, interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, air defense of Northern infrastructure, graduated escalation, and media war.

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Fire In The Lake – A Written Review

This game lives and dies on its layered approach to handling each faction with care and detail. Each represents a separate set of problems and issues you must tackle and the game experience can vary wildly depending on who you go to war with.

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[4 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Thunder Alley – A Written Review

When GMT releases a game we’re accustomed to it being thematically centered around warfare and mechanically meaty enough to require a moderate effort to learn. Thunder Alley’s actual rules comprise less than 9 pages, including multiple examples and pictures.

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[1 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Thunder Alley Review

Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game for 2-7 players with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Drafting, teamwork, accidents, yellow flags, pit strategy, working to lead laps, and sprints to the finish are all included and bring the feel of racing to the game.

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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 …