Where Are The Umpired Conflict Sims?

It’s old hat now that Dungeons & Dragons, published by Wizards of the Coast, has seen a massive resurgence in popularity. Combat, is facilitated as essentially an umpired conflict sim. It goes beyond that, of course, but roleplaying games, writ large, are seeing a renaissance on the coattails of the popular 2014 re-release of “the […]

The 2010’s – Andean Abyss (2012)

Game of the Year 2012

Andean Abyss is the brainchild of Volko Ruhnke that launched the Counter Insurgency (COIN) series in 2012. I like to look at the games we covered in 2010 (Labyrinth: The War on Terror 2001 – ?) and 2011 (A Few Acres of Snow) as part of the same trilogy of innovation that launched the 2010’s. […]

The 2010’s – A Few Acres of Snow (2011)

A Few Acres of Snow - Game of the Year 2011

A Few Acres of Snow published in 2011 by Treefrog Games is our most influential game from that year. I can’t lie. I did not want to select this game. In fact, I originally wrote the whole post about None But Heroes from MMP because it launched the Line of Battle series which I love. […]

The 2010’s – Labyrinth: The War on Terror 2001 – ? (2010)

Labyrinth War on Terror 2010

In this series, we’ll be taking a look back at the most influential game of each year of the past decade starting with Labyrinth: The War on Terror 2001-? from 2010. The last decade saw a true resurgence of wargaming that some have called a second golden-age. While I think that designation probably falls into […]

Great Heathen Army Review

Great Heathen Army Review

Hollandspiele was named as the Publisher of the Year for 2018. As a result, I wanted to get a review out for one of their 2018 releases. Today, we’re looking doing a Great Heathen Army review. This is the fourth game in the Shields and Swords II series and covers 9th, 10th, and 11th century […]

Revisiting No Retreat: The Russian Front

Revisiting No Retreat The Russian Front

Some games are a flash in the pan. They are exciting, new and give you a rush, but lose their luster over time. Then there are the classics, those games you come back to repeatedly only to find nuance you hadn’t noticed or find comfort in a solidly built game that reminds you what wargaming […]

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 […]