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[4 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Invasion of Russia

 
 
(from ES):
On 14th December 1812, a few thousand men, half-starved, frozen and riddled with disease staggered out of Imperial Russia and reached the relative safety of the West.
These were the remnants of Napoleon’s once magnificent Grande Armee of more than 500,000 men, the largest force ever assembled in Europe (possibly even in the World) at that time, which on 24 June had crossed the River Nieman and marched into the heart of Russia. So began what, by any standards, was one of the most catastrophic, dramatic, heroic, and significant in …

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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
All is Lost Save Honour

 
(from Europa Simulazioni)
All is lost save Honour is a game about the campaigns fought during the Italian Wars (1494-1530), mainly between the Hapsburgs (the Empire) and the Valois (the French kingdom). This first volume is dedicated to the campaigns between Agnadello (1509) and Pavia (1525).
We had to make a selection of all those campaigns fought in Italy during the Italian Wars. The five campaigns we have included are:
– Agnadello 1509, Venice defends its Republic against her foes.
– Novara 1513, the Swiss against the French army. The last triumph of the …

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[10 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Borodino

 
 
Triumph & Glory continues with this one-battle boxed game of one the largest (and most important) Napoleonic battles.
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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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[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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[16 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Albion

 
An attempt at a [i]real[/i] fantasy wargame, on what amounts to an operational game. The twilight
of the old world of elves and trolls is represented in the final climactic war. The game features leadership,
heroic combat, magic and enchantments, magical items, monsters and wizards, and a whole bunch
more – all in what amounts to a two-player wargame with semi-coop type victory conditions.
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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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[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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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Toulon

 
 
(from Legion site)
Toulon, 1793 is an operational level wargame for two to seven players, covering the siege of Toulon, in the South of France, between 25 August and 21 December, 1793. It’s area based system covers the entire campaign from the initial landing by Anglo-Spanish forces (at the invitation of the rebel Toulonnaise) through to their evacuation of the town as their ships came under threat from the batteries of the previously unknown Napoleon Bonaparte.
Operation points are at the heart of the system and combined with an innovative combat, loss …

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[9 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Chaco War

 
20th Century engagement between Paraguay and Bolivia, showcasing a war driven more by the generals than by political aims.
Includes significant supply, political infighting among officers, and engineering rules.
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