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...

Old Dogs Vol II: Win 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

Old Dogs is back with more titles to cover! Continuing the idea that there are plenty of games out there which require extra push...

Flashpoint Campaigns – Southern Storm was announced while no-one was looking

Flashpoint Campaigns is considered one of the touchstones of modern/cold war era war games. Red Storm, released back in 2013 is still considered a...

Scourge of War: La Souffel – The Penultimate Battle of the Napoleonic Wars

Wait, shouldn’t that be Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo by Feldmarschal Blucher and the Royal Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine (ably assisted by an...

Necro: Bringing Back Warhammer Fantasy is not going to be easy

Warhammer Fantasy Battles always felt like the step-child of the Games Workshop family. When people think of  the UK table-top war games company, they...

Military Theory: A Technical Analysis of War of the Worlds’ Equipment, Strategy & Operations

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely...

The Year in War Games 2019 – Board Games & Historical Miniatures

For my final tome of the year, the Boss asked me to write about the state of the Tabletop Wargaming Community, and like the...

Two Scenarios for The Operational Art of War 4 That Push The Limits of...

We computer wargamers have some odd habits. Often there is a favorite period, or even battle, that dominates our interest. Of course, there's nothing...

Wargame Design Studio release first wave of updates for Civil War Battles series

You may remember that in July last year, indie computer wargame developer Wargame Design Studio had been given responsibility of updating JTS’ Civil War...

Rule the Waves 2 – Strategy & Advice for new Admirals

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when starting a new game of Rule the Waves 2. I cut my teeth on its predecessor and have...

The Year in War Games 2019 – Computer War Games

When I was putting together a year's end retrospective on wargaming at the end of 2018, Editor Joe and I had a discussion about...

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East 2 expected in 2020

While not officially announced, it’s been known amongst those who frequent the Matrix Games forums that Gary Grigbsy and his development team 2by3 have...

Strategic Mind: The Pacific highlights the problem with depicting the Pacific Theatre within a...

Playing the early access release of Strategic Mind: The Pacific has definitely made me think. Probably not in the way the game had hoped,...

Wargamer Weekly: It’s Custom-ary

It’s been another oddly quiet week – probably because of GenCon, although that’s more of table-top thing. We’ve been talking a lot more with...

To End All Wars: A WW1 Megagame AAR

This weekend past I had the pleasure to attend another megagame. As a recap, these are essentially scaled up game experiences, often derived from...

Quick Look: Armored Brigade Chechnya Mod

Fresh off the heels of Spring's “Nation Pack” for Armored Brigade, is the very promising and straightforwardly titled “Chechnya Mod” by user CCIP-Subsim. And...

Wargamer Weekly: To End All Weeklies

It’s been another good week in war games, with the release of a highly anticipated (and excellent) real-time tactical game, and lots of interesting...

Check out these new Combat Mission screenshots

Our French doppelgänger Wargamer.fr has been posting about Battlefront’s Combat Mission series today. Most of what they’ve reported on has been stuff we covered...

The Wargamer’s Guide to Painting Historical Miniatures

It’s either the best thing going or the bane of one’s existence if you are into miniature tabletop wargaming. By this I mean, of...

Hidden Gem: Sinking Ships is the Napoleonic Naval Warfare mini-game you never knew you...

We’re no strangers to low-poly or out-dated graphics here on Wargamer. Some of the finest wargames available use little more than pixel graphics -...

A Quick Look at Hearts of Iron: The Board Game

At this year’s PDXCon in Berlin, I took some time to catch up with the Hearts of Iron board game project that was announced...

Wargamer Weekly – Dakka Dakka

The thing I struggle most when writing this column is that I'm perpetually paranoid that I've forgotten something. It's like going on holiday -...

Games Workshop are reviving Warhammer Fantasy and the ‘Old World’

It’s not quite my area of expertise, but I got the impression that quite a few people were upset when Games Workshop shut down...

Worlds Collide: The Future of Board Wargames

At Historicon just a couple of weeks past, I had the opportunity to sit in on one of several presentations by some of the...

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...

The Wargamer’s Guide to Print & Play War Games

I’ve started transitioning from miniature wargames to playing more board wargames. It’s been an interesting ride, but I’ve come to appreciate the amount of...

Wargamer Weekly: I Could Have Sworn I Saw Some Wargames Around Here Somewhere…

It’s been an incredibly quiet week, which is why we’ve mainly been focusing on updating some of our older lists that were in need...

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