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"The rules provided by Matt are designed to allow the fast play needed to cover so much potential action, so that friends can complete their campaign in a day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out a fast play campaign system offered by Matt Irsik in Warning Order, which is a free, online wargames journal. Check out the action in Norm's test run through, and why he concludes that "…Matt has provided us with an engine that gets things moving and helps ensure that a campaign can be fought through relatively quickly to a conclusion."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2022


Secrets to Teaching the COIN Series from GMT Games – A Guide to Making the Process Seamless and Getting Your Players to Enjoy the System

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"I always start the game out by reviewing those Victory Conditions and helping new players to understand what they mean. This can be the most in-depth part of the teach but is very important." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, shares tips he's developed from teaching the COIN system (COunterINsurgencies) to new players. Grant focuses on the fun, game flow and general strategy, for example a practice of which he says: "In my experience, new players don’t necessarily make that jump in their first few games."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/1/2022


Epic - Building an army in a day!

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"I plead this post title has at least a part truth - sort of!" Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has "…been re-energised to start jacking up my Epic Waterloo project..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/29/2022


Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2022 Edition

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The Players Aid gives their opinion of some of the American Revolutionary wargames they have played in 2022. "n this post, I wanted to share with you some of our gaming experience with these wargames focused on the American Revolutionary War. We haven’t played all of the games on the subject, not even close, but we have played enough that we have a good cross section of the different takes on the situation and types of games to give you some insight into what we liked."

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/9/2022


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A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

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Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

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Game: Next War: India-Pakistan
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: GMT Next War Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mitchell Land

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 16
Date: 7/21/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“We’re Moving Through Kashmir”: Playing Next War India-Pakistan (Part 5)

"The Indians were bold in this turn and it clearly paid off." Ian Sullivan brings the final installment of his tense replay with GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. Check in for more action and some interesting insights: "It soon became apparent that the side that could best deal with the terrain would prevail…"
Article ID: 15
Date: 7/14/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“We’re Moving Through Kashmir”: Playing Next War India-Pakistan (Part 4)

"The Indians appear to be in the process of conducting a Cannae-like double envelopment of Lahore, which now faces a real threat." Ian Sullivan offers his fourth installment in his replay of GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. And it's not just the Pakistanis who are upset. From another perspective, "Kashmir is turning into a disaster for the Chinese."
Article ID: 14
Date: 7/2/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“We’re Moving Through Kashmir”: Playing Next War India-Pakistan (Part 3)

"With multiple airborne and air assaults taking place this turn, supply became an issue." Ian Sullivan brings another installment of his intense replay with GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. The slugfest continues, and then: "Breakthrough. The Indian offensive in the Punjab picked up steam, and the hard fighting they undertook around Amritsar finally paid off."
Article ID: 13
Date: 6/23/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“We’re Moving Through Kashmir”: Playing Next War India-Pakistan (Part 2)

"...all thoughts of an Indian push into Pakistan are gone as the Indians try to stabilize a defensive line." Ian Sullivan continues his fast moving replay with GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. How does the Pakistani offensive progress? "Momentum is a Funny Thing…..So the Pakistanis looked like they had a chance to break the Indians this turn."
Article ID: 12
Date: 6/21/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“We’re Moving Through Kashmir”: Playing Next War India-Pakistan (Part 1)

"...I suppose we will get started with a quote from Kipling: 'What is the law of the Jungle? Strike first and then give tongue.'" Ian Sullivan cranks up with GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. He's chosen the Border War scenario, and the "…ground fight began with the Pakistanis attempting to blast through India’s border defenses."
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.