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[3 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Warlords: China in Disarray

 
 
Panther Games’ light strategic representation of the ‘Warring States’ period after WWI running through the
formation of the KMT, CCP, and the Japanese invasion. This Aussie game comes close on the heels of Empires
in Arms, and (though much lighter) shows some of the same design features – though this is more of
a pure balance of power game, at least in the early eras.
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DAR:

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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Great War 1914-1918

(from One Small Step)
There never was a war like the Great War, whether before or since. It was a war which everyone expected-indeed which some demanded and desired passionately-but when it came, it came as a surprise and in a way no one anticipated. It was a war which everyone had been preparing for , but for which no one was prepared. And it was a war of unsurpassed horrors, unspeakable stupidity and awe-filled courage and devotion to duty.
Nothing in history ever quite resembled the nature of the Great War. …

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[1 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The War of the Triple Alliance

Little covered topic of a war from the same era as the ACW – and the largest land war in South America.

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Peloponnesian War

Mark Herman’s solo design (which can also be played opposed or even multi-player) covering the classic era conflict
between Sparta and Athens.

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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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[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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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Colony Delta

Rare two player game covering the colonization and exploitation of a single planet.

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[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Hitler’s War Review

Very high level look at the European Theater of Operations, focusing on broad strategic pushes, production, and technology.

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Armada (Video Review)

Armada is a grand strategic simulation of the two critical years in the Anglo-Spanish conflict that raged into the opening years of the Seventeenth Century. Emphasis is placed on the financial planning that was concomitant to any campaign. Each Player, but especially the Spanish, has substantial resources. However, just as in the historical situation, each Player must carefully plan a cost-efficient strategy.

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[21 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Freedom in the Galaxy (Video Review)

First published by SPI and inspired by Star Wars. Some of the character names are anagrams of SPI employees. Some are puns.