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Battle Hymn Review

It’s hard to picture what 24 year old Calvin A. Haynes might have imagined when he left his home in what is now East Nassau New York to enlist in the Union Army during the summer of 1862. After ...

9.5 Amazing
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Flying Colors – A Long Overdue Review

Flying Colors from Mike Nagel and GMT Games has been out now for over a decade.  Released in 2005, a later “deluxe” 2nd edition added thicker counters to the game and included errata fixes...

9.5 Amazing
Great War Commander - All Components

Great War Commander Review

We are still remembering the tragic loss of millions during the Great War which raged through November of 1918 and my sincere hope is that the centennial celebration of Armistice Day will serve as a m...

7 Good
Pendragon - Mistakes Were Made

Pendragon Review

Over the course of roughly fourteen generations, from 43 to 410 AD, the Romans ruled the island of Great Britain. Even they had trouble the unruly ancient Scots, the Picts, which proves a universal po...

10 Perfect
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South China Sea

South China Sea (SCS) provides an integrated political-military simulation of near future contention and conflict around the South China Sea.  Players take on the roles of China, the United States, Ma...

South China Sea Cover

South China Sea Review

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been feverishly playing through South China Sea from Compass Games LLC which was designed by John Gorkowski. The game is a descendant, of sorts, from Gorkowski̵...

9.3 Amazing
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The Lamps Are Going Out

The Lamps Are Going Out is a game simulating World War I at the grand strategic level. Many of the economic and military factors have been simplified to make game play as easy as possible, while still...

Wargaming Evolves and Reinvents Itself Again

Wargaming Evolves and Reinvents Itself

The Mythical Phoenix Rises! 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 ...

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