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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 …

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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.