WargameHQ 2018 Game of the Year

2018 Wargame of the Year

2018 was another fantastic year for wargamers! As a result, this year’s game of the year was even more difficult to select! I added 67 games to my collection this year which included some instant classics, oldies, and even a few magazine games. Let’s build up the drama a bit for our 2018 Game of […]

Publisher Sales Take Swipes From Local Retailers

Publisher Sales Steal Swipes

I love a sale. The build-up to and anticipation felt following the purchases from the many publisher deep discount sales that occur each fall is something I relish. That said, not everyone is feeling the holiday cheer at the timing of these sales or the way in which they’re handled! Who could possibly grinch so […]

In This Hex – The Massacre at Foster’s Farm

In This Hex - Foster's Farm

The events described in this article relate to hex 2606 from Revolution Games’ Thunder in the Ozarks (2016). It’s hard to imagine what Confederate and Union soldiers alike thought when they came upon the eighteen dead Union soldiers who had been scalped, some while still alive, following the skirmish around Foster’s Farm during the battle […]

Thunder in the Ozarks Initial Thoughts

First Thoughts - Thunder in the Ozarks

There are so many American Civil War games on the market it has become almost as crowded as the World War II topics! In 2018 alone Longstreet Attacks, Atlanta is Outs, Roads to Gettysburg II, Battle Hymn Vol. I, and Hood’s Last Gamble have found their way from publishers to gamer’s tables. It truly is […]

Paper Wars #90 Shipping Now!

Compass Shipping Paper Wars 90

Paper Wars, the wargaming periodical from Compass Games LLC, is now (October 26, 2018) shipping issue #90. The insert game for this issue is Macarthur: The Road to Bataan which was originally released by Jack Greene back in Wargamer magazine, issue #44 from 1985. The game is best summed up by Compass Games’ own press […]

Triumph of Chaos Marches Closer

Triumph of Chaos Marches Closer

Exciting news this week from fans of David Dockter’s Triumph of Chaos who have been anxiously awaiting the release of the Deluxe Second Edition from Clash of Arms Games. The first production component, the map, arrived and we have news that the week of October 29th will see the cards go into production according to […]

Act Fast For Decision Games’ Imperium Romanum

Imperium Romanum Shipping Soon

Decision Games’ Imperium Romanum will be shipping in mid-November according to Doc from Decision Games as posted over on ConSimWorld’s forums on Friday, October 26.  Romanum in an updated version of the Al Nofi West End Games classic Imperium Romanum II released back in 1985. There are a heap of games from the 80’s and […]

Skies Above the Reich – First Thoughts

Skies Above the Reich First Thoughts

GMT Games released Skies Above the Reich in late July 2018. Since then, I’ve had an on-again and off-again relationship with this solitaire game set in furballs of the European air war during World War II. Since I’m still not ready to weigh in with a final review, I’ll share some of my observations after […]

Wargaming Evolves and Reinvents Itself

Wargaming Evolves and Reinvents Itself Again

On August 4, 1998 Monarch sold Avalon Hill to Hasbro and, though there were other wargaming companies publishing great games, it was nonetheless the end of an era for many wargamers who the grew up with the hobby. It might have been tempting to brush this moment off as another evolution and transition of a […]

Component Quality Can’t Be Ignored

Component Quality Cant Be Ignored

I don’t want to play your game if you care so little about its production that you phoned it in on the counters, map art, box design, player aid cards, and map. There, I’ve said it. I know that the quality of the game should matter way more than the quality of the components, but […]