by Harvey Mossman Design: Mark Herman Publisher: GMT games “We will leave this war to our children “, King Archidamus’ prophetic retort to the Spartan assembly at the opening of the 2nd […]
By Paul Comben Designer: Godfrey Bailey, Geoff Noble Publisher: Legion Wargames Is there fun in total failure? Some military ventures are simply wrong from the start. Everything about them is inauspicious and […]
By Michael Stultz Publisher: Draco Ideas Designers: Luis Alvaro Hernandez, Alvar Sanz By the time the Romans established control of the entirety of peninsular Italy, the legions had faced and defeated the […]
Part Two of A Review of Trafalgar Editions’ Game of Nelson’s Epic Battle by Paul Comben, Designer:Crisanto Lorente Gonzalez, Publisher: Trafalgar Editions Trafalgar has a range of advanced and optional rules designed […]
Confederate forces invaded the United States of America in the summer of 1863 during the waning days of June. Just two months prior at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Lee’s army had defeated the Army of the Potomac, one of several defeats inflicted on the Union. Lee reasoned that now was the time for a bold strike that might win the war for the South, or at least, procure necessary victuals and potentially gain the recognition and support of one or both of France and England.
If you want to replay history using scripted movements and positions, playing across a hexagonal grid, you will not likely enjoy Guns of Gettysburg, designed by Bowen Simmons and published by Mercury Games. But if you are looking for a unique design that takes you into the action of those three days, this is a candidate well deserving of your time.
A Review of Trafalgar Editions’ Game of Nelson’s Epic Battle by Paul Comben, Designer:Crisanto Lorente Gonzalez, Publisher: Trafalgar Editions Part One: Components and the Basic Game There is always a certain challenge […]
by Russ Lockwood, Designer: Dirk Vergauwen, Publisher: MDVC Games This Dutch wargame on the 1944 Arnhem campaign has a big 20×55-inch board, plastic troops, and a couple interesting mechanics. Four of us […]
Paul Comben takes a look at the inaugural design of a new company, Trafalgars Editions. and their simulation of the Battle of Waterloo which combines elements of miniatures with traditional historical board war game mechanics.
By Paul Comben Designer: Emanuele Santandrea Publisher: VentoNuovo Games There are a number of ways to describe the nature of the German Blitzkrieg, but for the purposes of this introduction to Vento […]
By Russ Lockwood Designer: Dave LeLacheur Publisher: Compass Games To create a global WWII wargame like Blitz! A World in Conflict (Compass Games, $84, released November 2015) means you have to think […]