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1066 Project (leading to the Battle of Hastings).

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William the Conqueror is coming! Norm, of Battlefields and Warriors, is designing using the accretive process, with the goal being a battle of Hastings game later this year. Follow his thoughts on figures, terrain and rules: "Oh Dear! To be both blessed and cursed by choice!"

Reflections on (another) McGill megagame

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This year's rules "...facilitated the sort of creative, emergent gameplay that is at the heart of a successful megagame." Rex Brynen of Paxsims gives an AAR on the War in Binni Megagame, held at McGill University on February 11th . Apparently the event was a great success, and had a strange twist: "Little did the players know that, hidden among the participants were a small group of secret cultists."

War Gaming Must Get Red Right

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"An expert in-house adversary is a powerful tool for the fleet." Captain Dale Rielage, U.S. Navy, sheds light on how the Navy is acting on the renewed U.S. military interest in wargaming, "If war gaming is to realize its potential, we must get Red right."

Yaah! 8 - A Look Inside

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Brad, of "Hexsides and Hand Grenades" fame, had the opportunity to fill in as guest editor of Yaah! magazine. He shares the experience with us in his latest article...

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The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

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The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

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Game: Next War: India-Pakistan
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: GMT Next War Series

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Article ID: 11
Date: 11/21/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Strategic Choices, part 4 (and final)

"In 'Loose Nukes' the Indian/US/Russian side has to go all out on all sectors right from the start." Doug Bush offers a final round of strategic advice for GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. Choices are tough for India, for while it is the larger and more powerful nation, "...the Indian Army is not built for “blitzkrieg”..."
Article ID: 10
Date: 11/11/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Strategic Choices, part 3

"...there are some critical early decisions to make for the Indian player." Doug Bush flips the perspective coin to India's options in GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. The choice of allies is crucial, as well as your general posture, since "The Next War CRT is extremely bloody, even for a defender fighting at decent odds,"
Article ID: 9
Date: 9/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Next War: Games on Tables Review

Detailed video review of GMT's "Next War" series, focusing on Next War: India-Pakistan. Video produced for "Games on Tables" blog.
Article ID: 8
Date: 8/24/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Pakistani Strategic Choices, part 2

Maybe you should go for the “Kargil Gambit”? Doug Bush weighs more Pakistani options in GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. The choices involve some trade-offs: "Don’t expect a blitzkrieg, but with a few good rolls you can grind down the Indian defenders."
Article ID: 7
Date: 8/8/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Pakistani Strategic Choices, part 1

"...the choices confronting a player taking the Pakistani side on the attack are the most interesting, and involve the highest risk..." Doug Bush looks at the trade offs facing a Packistani player on the offense in GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. Go it alone, or seek an ally? Or, to put it another way, "...is all that cool Chinese stuff worth giving the Indian side 18 or 25 victory points?"
Article ID: 6
Date: 6/6/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan Game Review

"... a great addition to the Next War line-up." Rick Martin checks out GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. See why he gives it an Armchair General 90% rating, saying the game "will appeal to gamers of all levels of skill from the novice to the advanced player"!
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/4/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Next War: India-Pakistan - Learning the Game (Episode 2)

Episode 2 of a nice video review/tutorial produced by Keith for the "Games on Tables" site. He actually presents an organized approach for learning a new wargame (any wargame), using NW:IP as the example.
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/18/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Joel Toppen: AAR of Next War: India-Pakistan

Joel Toppen takes us on a tour of a recent play of GMT's most recent release in the "Next War" series.
Article ID: 3
Date: 12/9/2015
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan Design Notes – Air Forces, part 2

Doug Bush continues with his insights on development of the air war for GMT's Next War: India-Pakistan. The "what if's" about participants and force composition are always an interesting question…!
Article ID: 2
Date: 11/7/2015
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan Design Notes – Air Forces, part 1

Doug Bush offers detailed insights on force composition for the air system for GMT's Next War: India-Pakistan. A nice low down on "who has what", with capability analysis and how those apply to units in the game.
Article ID: 1
Date: 10/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Inside GMT: Game Preview

Doug Bush provides some game background and takes us through the start of a game in this continuing series. The new "InsideGMT" column is a great new feature on GMT's web site.