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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
D-Day The American Beaches Review

Utah and Omaha: The American Beaches are the third and fourth games in Paul Koenig’s D-Day series of five titles covering the first three nail-biting days (June 6 – 8, 1944) of Allied landings in France to liberate Europe during World War 2.

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[11 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sign of the Pagan Review

Sign of the Pagan from Richard Berg portrays the most famous battle of one of history’s most feared figures – Attila the Hun. It is considered by some to be the battle that saved Western Europe from the Huns and, for the most part, put an end to Attila’s wide-sweeping drives for loot.

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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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[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Obbedisco! (Video Review)

The campaign of Bezzeca was a daring mountain warfare campaign, waged by Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi.
He led his group of volunteers, the ” Corpo Volontari Italiani,” against Austrian General Kuhn’s forces in Trentino.
Garibaldi’s Red Shirts were stopped only by the end of the hostilities between the two states, and the General’s famous reply to the King’s telegram ordering the immediate end to military operations, a terse and concise “Obbedisco” (I obey).

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Frederick’s War (Video Review)

HOLD THE LINE comes to the wars of Europe in the Age of Reason with FREDERICK’S WAR. When Frederick II led his army into Silesia a long duel began between a still fragile Prussia and the first class power that was Austria. Featured here are eight battles from the fearsome contest: Mollwitz, Choutusitz, Hohenfriedburg, Kesseldorf, Kolin, Leuthen, Hochkirk, and Liegnitz. The game closely aligns with the Hold the Line system, but includes more advanced command rules, more detailed cavalry rules, optional rules for each warring nation’s units, and much more.

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[27 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Duel of the Eagles (Video Review)

The game requires the players to maintain supply lines, both to rally units that are shaken or low on ammo and to achieve the victory conditions.

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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Braccio Da Montone (Video Review)

The game simulates the two major battles fought by the condottiero: Sant’Egidio (July 12, 1416), whereby he became Lord of Perugia and l’Aquila (June 2, 1424), in which he was defeated and mortally wounded.

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[25 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Batman Arkham City Escape (Video Review)

Batman: Arkham City Escape is a two-player game that pits Batman against all of his greatest foes – from The Joker and Harley Quinn to Poison Ivy and The Riddler – as they try to escape Arkham City!
In this game, one player represents Batman, and the other player has command of twenty members of Batman’s rogues gallery, with each villain having abilities exclusive to that character. When Batman and a villain occupy the same space on the board, epic battles ensue as Batman utilizes his Utility Belt and Combat cards …

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Last King of Scotland (Video Review)

With a seeming fascination for all things Scottish, Idi Amin referred to himself as the “uncrowned king of Scotland”. When Amin fled Uganda in a sense he truly became “The Last King of Scotland.” Each game turn is a month of real time. Each hex covers 30 miles, and units range from platoons to battalions.