Category: wargame

A Few First Impressions [Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection]

Here are my initial thoughts on Liberty or Death; The American Insurrection, part of the COIN series published by GMT GAMES. I had very high hopes for this game and so far, it has definitely delivered.  Photo by Katie Aidley. Let me start off by saying, I have only played this game once so these truly

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Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, A First Impression

Sometimes you play a game and immediately have to tell everybody about it, shout it from the rooftops, maybe even write a blog post about it less than 24 hours after playing it, because you really need to tell everybody how good it is. Pendragon is one of those games. It’s no secret that I

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‘Bend It Like Churchill’ Guest Blog by Mark Herman

I recently agreed to write a quest blog for Katie’s website with no idea what I would say, so luckily some events conspired to give me a theme. I note that Katie recently wrote a very thoughtful review on solo play in my 2015 Churchill design. I like that that she prefers to actually play

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A Few First Impressions [Colonial Twilight: The French Algerian War, 1954 – 62] from GMT Games

The French Algerian war and the COIN system are, let’s face it, a match made in heaven. Now, I’m not saying that the French Algerian war is a topic I knew huge amounts about initially or even that I was interested in Colonial Twilight because of its theme at first, but since discovering that GMT

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Wargame Christmas Wishlist – 2017 Edition

Christmas is the most magical time of year, celebrating with family and friends, eating an obscene amount of mince pies, carol singing, way too many glasses of mulled wine, awaiting that visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and of course, WARGAMES. Really though, I remember that excitement I would get as a child, unable

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The Battle of Kursk: Kickstarter from Flying Pig Games [Kickstarter Corner]

Flying Pig Games are responsible for some pretty cool games including ’65 Squad Level Combat (which I’ve got a review coming for very soon) as well as Night of Man which is a card-driven, tactical board game set in a post-alien-invasion-of-Earth universe, what’s not to love?  Flying Pig games do a really good job of making wargames accessible and

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A Few First Impressions [Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775 – 1777]

Supply lines of the American Revolution, published by Hollandspiele, is a game of supply, logistics, and deceit, set during the first three years of the American Revolutionary War. A two player game sees the Patriot Player, controlling the forces and destiny of the rebellious Americans; the Crown Player, seeking to bring the rebels to their senses. Logistics, yes, you

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