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 […]

Great War Commander Review

Great War Commander - All Components

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 moment for world leaders to recommit to peace as the first and only option in diplomacy. Great War Commander (hereafter […]

Battle Hymn Review

Battle Hymn Detail

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 all, he had a wife, a daughter, a home, and presumably the comforts of friends and […]

Pendragon Review

Pendragon - Mistakes Were Made

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 point. Nobody will ever understand the Scots. I suspect a combination of Irn-Bru and Buckfast are to blame. All joking aside, […]

South China Sea Review

South China Sea Cover

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 Gorkowski’s previous game Breaking the Chains. That said, South China Sea is its own game and deserves your attention if the subject matter is […]

DVG Kickstarting Corsairs

Corsair Leader Kickstarter

That’s right, Dan Verssen Games launched their Corsair Leader Kickstarter campaign. There are still 20 days left as of the publication of this article (1-12-18) and the game has already been fully funded. In fact, it stands at 200% funding right now. Corsair Leader follows the tried and true Leader series of games from DVG. […]

Lion of Malaya Ready to Roar

Lion of Malaya Preview

Tiny Battle Publishing released Lion of Malaya this month from veteran Lock N’ Load designer Arrigo Velicogna. The game was originally released as a part of Flying Pig Games’ Yaah! magazine back in 2016. That said, this isn’t just a straight reprint of that game. Instead, updates from the designer have been included. This is […]

Compass Slots Empires & Alliances

Empires and Alliances Cover

Compass Games LLC has given Empires & Alliances a production slot in February 2018. Not familiar with Empires & Alliances? I was not either. In fact, I didn’t see anything on their site about it until I saw the production queue. Turns out, Rob Beyma is behind this World War I strategic game. That may […]

Mollwitz & Chotusitz: Battles of the First Silesian War Coming Soon

Mollwitz & Chotusitz: Battles of the First Silesian War Cover

Clash of Arms announced that Mollwitz & Chotusitz: Battles of the First Silesian War Cover is nearing shipment.  If you’re a fan of the Battles from the Age of Reason (BAR), then you’ve been looking forward to a return to the Wars of Austrian Succession in Volume 9. From the publisher’s website:  The latest installment of […]