Review: ZuluDawn! The Battle of Isandlwana

One of the very first strategy and war games I ever played was the Defend the Alamo demo. This was back in the 1990s...

Review: At Any Cost: Metz 1870

OK, I’ll admit it, there are areas in which board wargames of the hex and counter variety still shine, and at Historicon recently I...

Review: Oriental Empires

Ancient China really doesn’t get the attention it deserves in gaming. Stalwarts like Ancient Rome and Greece are depicted time and again by genre...

Review: Strategic Command Classic: WW2

If you are wondering what exactly is on offer with this package, then you’re not alone. The latest Battlefront re-release by Matrix Games is...

Review: Field of Glory II

BLUF – Bottom Line UP Front. Yes, Field of Glory II (FOG2) from Matrix-Slitherine Games is not only well worth while, but especially when...

Review: Order of Battle: Panzerkrieg

This year, Order of Battle has traveled to two rarely-if-ever seen theaters of World War II combat: Kriegsmarine focused on German naval engagements and...

Review: Gary Grigsby’s War in the West

War in the West is my dream game. In every World War II game I've played; be it Graviteam Tactics, Hearts of Iron or any...

Necromunda: Dark Uprising Review

In the grim darkness of 1995, there was only Necromunda. It was virtually the lone skirmish game on the scene and it had everything...

Review: Field of Glory 2: Rise of Persia

Autumn is here. How can I tell?  Well, the air is crisp, leaves are turning golden yellow and orange, pumpkin spice everything (seriously, I...

Review: Combat Mission: Shock Force 2

When I first heard that Battlefront were upgrading Combat Mission Shock Force (CMSF) to their latest engine I felt like a kid waiting for...

Review: Rise of Flight

What would you get if you took the classic flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik, pumped it full of steroids, then turned back the clock a...

Review: Clad in Iron: Sakhalin 1904

Totem’s naval wargaming series occupies a particularly niche-y corner of an already niche hobby. For those enamoured by the sight of sail and smokestack...

Review: Old School Tactical Vol 2

Flying Pig Games (I have really got to find out why about this name . . .) has followed their successful Old School Tactical...

Naval Campaigns: Wolfpack Review

How many depth charges does it take to sink a U-boat? When I’m at the helm, the answer is 'all of them'. It was...

Battalion 1944 Review

Call of Duty 2 released so long ago, the series has left WW2, gone 'Black Ops', come back to WW, and now is leaving...

Review: This Accursed (English) Civil War . . . Game

Well, wargamer.com’s Renaissance man is back with once again another non-tabletop article. This time the subject is AGEOD’s just released operational level PC game...

Legacy Review: Revolution Under Siege

Playing Revolution Under Siege is like finding an ancient wargame at a flea market. Once the dust is cleared away, you marvel at the...

Armored Brigade Review

Armored Brigade is a game that makes you feel smart. Beneath the dense web of unit stats and a bevy of modern military hardware...

Review: Check Your 6!

Aerial combat is warfare at its fastest and most individual. No wonder, then, that it has proved a good fit for simultaneous movement games (sometimes...

Review: BattleTech

BattleTech is a turn-based tactics game based on the original table-top wargame created by Jordan Weisman. It puts the players in charge of a...

Battles for Spain Review

I like my Boss. He does me favors. And one big favor just recently was asking me to take a look at a new...

Undaunted: Normandy Review

I’ll admit I didn't give Undaunted: Normandy a second glance when it first popped up on my radar. The artwork had a distinctive ‘cartoon’...

Review: Jutland Pro

For a miniatures flunky, you might notice I play a lot of computer wargames. Given in pewter pusher circles I’m sort of a Renaissance...

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 – Cold War Review

When I returned from GamesCom you may remember me speaking quite positively about the (then upcoming) Cold War expansion for Men of War: Assault...

Review: John Tiller’s Seven Years War

Its always nice to get an Email from John Tiller Software (JTS) announcing a new computer wargame, and a recent message had me forking...

Review: Steel Division: Normandy ’44 – Back to Hell DLC

Eugen and Paradox have released their second piece of premium DLC for Steel Division: Normandy ‘44. This time rather alarmingly titled: Back to Hell....

Review: On to Paris, the Franco-Prussian War 1870 – 1871

Most of the board wargames (hex/counter) I have on the shelf come from visits to the three big HMGS miniature conventions every year. There...

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