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[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Spoiled Victory Dunkirk 1940 Review

A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940 is a solitaire game on the Allied rescue operation from May 27 to June 4th of 1940. Approximately 400,000 men from the Allied forces of Belgium, France, and England were surrounded in the area of Dunkirk by German forces.

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[2 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]
Operation Battleaxe: Wavell vs. Rommel, 1941 Review

Operation Battleaxe is a quick-playing depiction of the June 1941 Allied offensive in the North African desert.

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[10 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Bravery in the Sand Review

Bravery in the Sand is a two-player game that covers the major part of the battle known as Operation Crusader in North Africa during World War Two. Covering the period from November 20 to December 3, 1941, players assume the roles of the Axis and Commonwealth generals to determine who will be victorious in this battle.

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[16 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Gazala the Cauldron Review

Gazala: The Cauldron simulates the mobile portions of the battle of Gazala south of Tobruk between May 27 and June 14 1942. An Axis attack was met by a furious Allied counter-attack which then developed into a grinding battle of attrition and maneuver that finally ended in massive Axis victory.

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[20 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
GenCon Preview 2013: Tide of Iron Stalingrad

Tide of Iron: Stalingrad introduces a new campaign game for Tide of Iron players. This particular campaign requires players to manage different resource aspects through a series of linked scenarios as they assume command of either the German 6th Army or the Soviet 62nd Army. This expansion adds Soviet Army infantry, Soviet T-34/76 and T-70 tanks, and German Panzer III and StuG III armored vehicles in city street fighting to the existing world of Tide of Iron.

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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Heroes of Normandie GenCon 2013 Preview with the Designer

A miniatures game without miniatures, Heroes of Normandie is a fast-paced WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies. A tactical scale board-game opposing two players and two armies, with the Germans on one side and the Americans on the other. Players use order tokens to determine initiative and to bluff. While a single six-sided die determines combat, action cards are played to spice things up. Secretly plan your attacks and outwit your opponent. Block the opposing strategy and surprise the enemies. Deploy your units and don’t turn back!

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[20 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Victory in the Pacific

Victory in the Pacific is a simple strategic wargame covering the Pacific Theater of WW2. It is a successor to the system developed in War at Sea which covers the Battle of the Atlantic.

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Midway – a quick hit

The basic idea is each player has his or her own map of the area (in this case the Midway Island) behind a screen. Each player “searches” for the enemy fleet by flying search planes to the various zones on the map and calling the zone coordinates.

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[14 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Afrika Video Review

Early SCS game, this is the first version.

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Empire of the Sun (Review & Play Through)

Mark Herman’s Strategic level CDG of the PTO in WWII.