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Game: Korea

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 11/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Replay of the Chinese Intervention in Multiman Publishing's OCS Korea
The Big Board brings a nice pictorial replay at the moment of the Chinese intervention in MultiMan Publishing's OCS Korea
Game: Old School Tactical Stalingrad Eastern Front Expansion

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Date: 11/15/2019 5:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
OST Stalingrad
"It talks to you like a Squad Leader style game." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out the Old School Tactical Stalingrad Eastern Front Expansion from Flying Pig Games. See why Norm feels he can conclude that, "Bottom line, a very enjoyable tactical series that has some richness and nuance…"!
Game: Interceptor Ace Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 11/13/2019 4:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Only the spirit of attack borne in a brave heart will bring a success to any fighter aircraft…” ― Adolf Galland– Interceptor Ace Game Review
"The AI engine hides in the game and works wonderfully." Rick Martin reviews Compass Games' Interceptor Ace Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44, a solitaire game that has Rick mostly raving. Beyond being "…easy to learn, fun to play and very addictive…", Rick loves the near role-playing feel of the game, which even includes rules for "…assassinating Hitler during an awards ceremony."
Game: 1918: Brother Against Brother

Publisher: Linden Lake Games
Date: 11/11/2019 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for 1918: Brother Against Brother
The folks at VASSAL have added a module for 1918: Brother Against Brother from Linden Lake Games. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Game: All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/10/2019 11:58:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
All Bridges Burning: Preview and Designer Interview
During Essen 2019 I was lucky enough to talk with Vesa Arponen about his upcoming game: "All Bridges Burning". I also had the opportunity to try out this new iteration of the COIN series. This game will be released by GMT in 2020. Shared by Fred Serval on his Homo Ludens blog.
Game: Custer's Final Campaign: 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 11/10/2019 11:51:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Custer's Final Campaign - Review by David Lent
Review of "Custer's Final Campaign" by David Lent for the Centurion's Review web site.
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Date: 11/10/2019 11:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Turn Play-through
Wayne from the Let's Play site, shares a video overview and play-through of the first game turn of Escape from Hades, a recent release from designer Fred Manzo.
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Date: 11/10/2019 11:41:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Unboxing Video
Moe's Game Table shares an unboxing video of Escape from Hades, a new release from designer Fred Manzo and developer Hermann Luttmann.
Game: Donetsk: Battle for the Airport

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Date: 11/10/2019 11:31:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing of "Donetsk: Battle for the Airport"
Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Illusions of Glory: The Great War on the Eastern Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/10/2019 11:24:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Illusions of Glory - Getting Familiar with the Game
"Today I would like to share my first experiences with Illusion of Glory - an interesting sequel to widely-known Paths of Glory. Here we have full focus on WWI Eastern Front on corps level, with interesting Card Driven mechanic. The errata prepared by GMT makes this game a really interesting publication. Please enjoy my first session report!"

Very brief post-play summary from The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Blue Water Navy

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 11/10/2019 11:18:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video - Moe's Game Table
Another unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Rifles in the Pacific

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Date: 11/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video
Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 11/10/2019 10:40:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#942) for 10-Nov-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#941).
Game: Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 11/8/2019 5:10:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Paul Rohrbaugh Designer of Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann, March 28, 1971 from High Flying Dice Games
"...the VC were sending a message that the war was not over by a long shot...". Grant Kleinhenz, writing in The Player's Aid blog, interviews designer Paul Rohrbaugh about his new High Flying Dice Games' Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann. Paul offers some interesting insights into how he modeled the engagement, and then there is the inevitable Vietnam War pop-culture link: "The title of the game is a 'play on words' of the hit song by the Hollies, Long, Cool Woman."
Game: 1759 Siege of Quebec

Series: Great Sieges
Publisher: Worthington Games
Date: 11/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
1759 Siege of Quebec Review and comparison with Quebec 1759
Gilbert Collins provides a short video comparison with Gamma Two's Quebec 1759 and Worthington's 1759: Siege of Quebec followed by a review of the Worthington game.
Game: Clash of Chariots : The Battle of Kadesh, 1274 B.C

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 11/6/2019 9:51:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ramesses II vs King Muwatalli in High Flying Dice Games’ Clash of Chariots Game Review
"...yes, both Ramesses and Muwatalli can end up on the casualties list." Rick Martin reviews High Flying Dice Games' Clash of Chariots : The Battle of Kadesh, 1274 B.C., giving it a 95% rating. Rick enjoys the game, and recommends that the Hittite player "…attempt to rally his or her units for battle as quickly as possible...".
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/5/2019 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Video Review of Peloponnesian War
Many lessons applicable to today can be drawn from the Peloponnesian War,an epic conflict that forever changed the Greek world. In fact it is still taught in all our military academies. Bonding with Board Games gives us a nice video review of a reworking of Mark Herman's classic Victory Games title now published by GMT
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 11/5/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Storms of Steel - Kursk 1943 3rd Edition
Academy Games skipped right from the 1st edition to the 3rd edition of Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition and Bonding with Board Games does a nice video which is part review and part "How To" highlighting the changes in the latest version.
Game: Helsinki 1918

Publisher: U&P Games
Date: 11/4/2019 5:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A well done Video Review on the Obscure Subject of the German Intervention in the Finnish CIvil War
A few months after Finland made its Declaration of Independence from Russian rule in December of 1917, a civil war broke out between Finnish Reds and Whites. The paramilitary Red Guards formed by the worker class took control of Helsinki on the 27th of January 1918. The Senate fled from Helsinki and declared the White guards as their official troops. U & P Games produced this very interesting video review of Helsinki 1918 , a wargame on this battle This review is on the "longer side" as it's design is very rich and consists of a regular tactical game and a counter-insurgency sub-game.
Game: City of the Big Shoulders

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Date: 11/3/2019 11:29:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Playthrough Video by Meeple Overboard
Detailed playthrough video produced by Meeple Overboard. Excellent introduction to "City of the Big Shoulders", a Euro-game published by Parallel Board Games...
Game: Civil War: 1862

Series: Rifle & Sabre
Publisher: HexWar Games
Date: 11/3/2019 10:45:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Civil War 1862
Dustin Victory presents a video play through scenario from Civil War: 1862 by Hexwar. The game, one of many from a large number of publishers, is available on several platforms via STEAM and is part of the Rifle & Sabre Series from Hexwar.
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/1/2019 5:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Belisarius Campaign – Part 4 – Satala (530 AD)
"...game-play is quick & brutal with both factions set-up in very confrontational way." Michal, writing in The Boardgames Chronicle, offers some more intense replays in GMT Games' Commands & Colors: Medieval, this time with the Satala scenario. Lots of good images and clearly a lot of fun, even when Michal has to comment "Ok, maybe that was not such a great idea…"!
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/31/2019 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea from GMT Games – Action Point 1 The Growth Phase
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea from GMT has quite "The Buzz" currently and Grant at The Player's Aid starts a series of articles on one important aspect of the game, The Growth Phase,
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Date: 10/30/2019 11:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted Normandy Action Point 2 Units and Their Abilities
In part 2 of this series, The Player's Aid reviews the units and ther special abilities in Osprey's Games tactical based card game Undaunted Normandy.
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Date: 10/30/2019 11:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted Normandy Action Point 1 Deckbuilding Apects of the Game
The Player's Aid shows how the Deck Building game mechanic frequently found in Eurogames can be applied to historical simulations; in this case Osprey's Games tactical based card game Undaunted Normandy. This gives a "How To" discussion on how to build the most effective decks.


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