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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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[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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[23 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Tide at Sunrise

Tide at Sunrise continues the philosophy that began with A Victory Lost. Using tried and true mechanics but with some major twists, Tide at Sunrise will be a major test of player skill that is rarely seen in the wargaming hobby.

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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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[5 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Bloodtree Rebellion

Lynn Willis’ innovative counter-insurgency SF design. Game covers a rebellion intent on
preventing the transport of food materials to a major exploitation port.