Wargamer Weekly: War Games Rule the Waves

Annnnndddd we’re back! Hope you all had a great holiday break and are feeling full and content - now it’s back to the ‘ol...

Gravelotte 1870 – A Modding Bridge Too Far?

I am a big fan of the Matrix game Pike & Shot Campaigns. And no wonder. It’s a direct port of the Field of...

Wargamer Weekly: Black Friday 2018

It’s Black Friday, which means you’re all either eating Turkey or spending lots of money on cheap things. Perhaps you’re buying a cheap Turkey...

Thrones of Britannia and the glorious return of tactical battles

In case you didn't notice, an embargo lifted on Thrones of Britannia review coverage. Our sister website - Strategy Gamer - has their article up in...

Slitherine has contracted to work with the UK’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory

Some of the foundational wargames of the 20th century were produced to replicate the decisions faced by real-world military commanders. Now, wargames can be...

So you own the Operational Art of War 3. Is the new version any...

Years ago, on Usenet, I remember reading an assertion from a fellow wargamer. In order for a new game to be worth buying, at...

Wargamer Weekly: By Sea, By Land

Unsurprisingly, I’ve been playing a lot of Hearts of Iron 4 recently. I didn’t do our review of Man the Guns, but I’ve always...

Setting the Scene: A primer on buying scenery for Frostgrave

Osprey Publishing's Frostgrave is a dream made in lead and plastic for a certain kind of miniatures gamer. Each player only needs ten figures...

Wargamer Weekly The Waves

After binging a bit too much Hearts of Iron 4 last week, I decided to take a break and go back to Afghanistan '11...

Going Pro: A snapshot of defence industry wargaming at Connections UK

We tend not to dwell too much on the specifics of what 'defines' a wargame, although sometimes a line has to be drawn for...

The Wargamer’s Guide to… the 5-Star General Series

Many players got their first taste of a wargame with Panzer General. Panzer General eventually formed a key part of the fantastic ‘5-Star General’ series,...

Wargamer Weekly: Forever and a Day

It’s been another quiet week here at Wargamer HQ – the annual GamesCom convention in Cologne, Germany has the general videogames industry a bit...

Combat Mission Shockforce 2 – What are you actually getting?

One of Battlefront’s more popular Combat Mission titles, Shockforce is currently causing stirrings within the computer war game community because the sequel (Shockforce 2)...

Further Reading: John Company at War

Most readers know I have authored my own set of Napoleonic miniature rules, to include a plethora of digital expansion modules adding the wars...

Wargamer Weekly: Force Commander

Today is Star Wars Day, although that won’t mean much as far as Wargamer Weekly is concerned, since there aren’t any decent Star Wars...

Panzer Corps 2 is changing up victory conditions, heroes, and transportation

The latest dev diary (it’s number five, if you’ve been following along) has some interesting news for players interested in what Panzer Corps 2...

Tabletop Simulator is a great way to preserve out-of-print war games – but you...

I’m sure it was coincidence, but about the same time as a pervious article on Tabletop Simulator (or TTS) popped up here on The...

The Best Modern War, Cold War & WW3 War Games

Yes, William Tecumseh Sherman was right and "war is hell", regardless of when in time it happens, but something about laser guided munitions and...

Old Dogs Vol III: Windows 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

We return with more games and their compatibility with modern systems. Previously with volume I and volume II, we established that many classic wargames...

Man those Guns on February 28th in Hearts of Iron 4

Despite nature’s best attempt, I’m alive, and ready to take on a new week. To make up for the lack of update last Friday...

Armored Brigade Strategy & Tactics

Welcome to our ultimate strategy guide for Matrix Game's real-time tactics title Armored Brigade. The Cold War's gone hot in Germany and Scandinavia, and...

Wargames Design Studio release more Panzer Battles Upgrades

It’s been a while since we’ve had the pleasure of commenting on what Wargame Design studio have been up to do. The indie software...

Wargamer Weekly: Illusions of Glory

Black Friday and a few other things forced us to pull back last week, but now we’re back on the frontlines. It should be...

HexWar have gone crazy and are selling twelve of their games via a $1...

We haven’t heard directly from HexWar in a while, and recent attempts to contact them haven’t worked. We assume they’re ok, but sometimes you...

In defence of VASSAL: A primer on digital tabletop gaming

Recently. one of our new contributors wrote a guide to Tabletop Simulator, an up-and-coming digital table-top platform that could prove an interesting alternative for...

Convention Report: Fall In 2019

I have just returned home from the 2019 HMGS Fall In historical miniatures wargaming convention in its new home at the Valley Forge (PA)...

Wargamer Weekly: Do You think There’s a War on?

Despite a really strong start from Slitherine & Matrix with their second livestream event, the rest of the week has been kind of empty...

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