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Video Unboxing: Torn Armor

I am not one for wargames because they take too long to play (usually) and I am not one for long games. When Alyssa Faden came up with Torn Armor, I was hooked and i backed the Kickstarter. Then I had Alyssa in the podcast for...

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Video Review – MEMOIR ’44

A REVIEW IN HONOR OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS ANNIVERSARY By Evaldas Bladukas It’s been 70 years since the D-Day landings and to celebrate the souls that fought in the war, for the next two weeks we’ll be having a look at...

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Podcast Episode – The Boardgame Review Room; 1775: Rebellion

Academy Games and its charismatic leader are well known for producing historical games that are, as it happen, easy and fun to play without compromising on historic accuracy. In this case 1775 deals with the the start for the...

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Wargame review – Tales of the Red Blade – Part 2

By Ben Monro Here it is the second update of my beloved Knights of the Red Blade and just how has my dear force under construction fared this week I hear you cry. Well no doubt I’m about to tell you. It’s been a fantastic week...

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Unboxing: Darkest Night, from Victory Point Games

There are a lot of companies out there that claim that for them the gameplay is what matters, not the game components. And I mean a lot.

Victory Point Games, though, is one that lives by that motto. They have been producing games that came with next to nothing components and in a little bag. And there have been some gems in those bags!

Now they’re stepping up the production value of their games and have found a way to make the games boxed in an inexpensive way so they can have more market penetration.

Of course they don’t want to compromise on the quality of the game, but have they done enough to compete with the big boys and grab shopper’s attention at your FLGS?

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Unboxing Commander-In-Chief

This game promises a lot from the moment go. It compares itself to Chess and Checkers and even states that this game would make for an awesome centre piece on your coffee table as a talking point. Bold claims indeed! Does this...

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“That Scorpion in the Sea” Malta Besieged: 1940-42

The latest in the States of Siege Series of games brings Steve Carey’s design skills to an interesting aspect of the 2nd World War in the Mediterranean. Having set such a high standard with We Must Tell The Emperor, my expectations were high for Malta Beseiged: 1940-1942.

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Salute 2012 video coverage–Episode 1

By Paco Garcia Jaen Every year, for the last 40 years, the the South London Warlords organise what has become the biggest and most iconic wargames and miniature games convention in the country. With attendance well in excess of...

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Review: TerraClips – Streets of Malifaux

So when my Friendly Local Game Store owner said in his usual shy and yet knowledgeable voice that I might like this product, I did what wise men do, and listened. Then I looked. Then I gasped and then I purchased. I’ll tell you what and then why.

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U-Boat Commander

I went into playing this game a low level of interest. I did some checking and the DVG Leader series of games is pretty well regarded so I thought that at least the pedigree of U-Boat Leader was good.

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Review – Julius Caesar

As a long-time war gamer, I have been very remiss. I’ve never really played block war games. I guess I just never found them appealing but I couldn’t tell you why to be honest. So its about dang time I discovered whether I’m missing anything don’t you think?

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Birth of a Legend: Lee and the Seven Days

So here we have a recent issue of Against the Odds Magazine, which is a very interesting publication on military history with a game in every issue. What more can I ask? Years ago, I used to subscribe to Strategy & Tactics magazine and I’ve played games published in the Wargamer, so this is all familiar ground for me. The magazine is of high quality with excellent articles, artwork, etc. and I highly recommend it to war gamers.

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