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Game: Light Division

Publisher: 3W
Date: 1/25/2020 5:15:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
That Errata Thing
Kevin Sharp performs a much-needed second look at "Light Division", published by 3W back in 1989. He's suffered through the mistakes on the less than perfect map, reviewed the copious errata, and is about to embark on an actual play through of the game.
[Editor's Note: I predict he'll be pleasantly surprised; it's really not a bad game. But we'll see...]
Game: Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle

Publisher: Companion Wargames
Date: 1/25/2020 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Playthrough - Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle - Turn 1
It's always good to see a new game company with a new game and even better that it's on my favorite general, Napoleon! Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle from newcomer Companion Wargames uses a revised "Storm Over Arnhem" area movement system to simulate this most famous battle.
Game: World at War 85: Storming the Gap

Series: World at War 85 Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 1/25/2020 8:02:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
World at War 85: Storming the Gap Whirlwind Scenario
A replay and analysis of the Whirlwind scenario in World at War 85: Storming the Gap by LNL Publishing by the guys at The Big Board.
Game: World at War 85: Storming the Gap

Series: World at War 85 Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 1/25/2020 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
World at War 85: Storming the Gap ATGM and Reactive ARmor
If you like tactical level modern combat then World at War 85: Storming the Gap by LNL Publishing may just be for you! The Big Board gives us a short tutorial on resolving ATGM combat against Reactive armor.
Game: Heart of the Leviathan

Publisher: Image Studios
Date: 1/24/2020 12:12:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Heart of the Leviathan Review
Heart of the Leviathan, a new WW I naval miniatures game by Image Studios, is reviewed by A Wargamers Needful Things. The production quality of the rules, components and dreadnought miniatures is outstanding!
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Date: 1/24/2020 12:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars in Breakthrough format!
Boardgames Chronicle gives us a quick replay of Memoir’44 Winter Wars Expansion published by Days of Wonder
Game: Freeman's Farm: 1777

Publisher: Worthington Games
Date: 1/24/2020 12:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 4
In this 4th and final Action Point on Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Games, Grant at The Players Aid takes a look at several examples of combat and discusses the way the dice are used.
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Date: 1/24/2020 12:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 1
The Player's Aid brings us the first in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game, including the various forms of Movement and Attacks available, the Combat Sequence, card play system, the Germans call for reinforcements and how the solitaire AI system works.
Game: Pontiac's Uprising, 1763-1766

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 1/22/2020 6:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with John Poniske Designer of Pontiac’s Uprising, 1763-1766 from Compass Games
"...John always is willing to tackle the controversial and bring it to life in his designs." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer John Poniske about his upcoming Compass Games' Pontiac's Uprising, 1763-1766. Among a number of interesting insights, John points out that "…the Indians were nearly as well armed as English they faced."
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Date: 1/20/2020 2:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Shut and Sit Down - Review
Entertaining review of "Undaunted Normandy" by the characters at the Shut Up and Sit Down site.
Game: Victory and Glory: Napoleon

Series: Victory and Glory: Napoleon
Publisher: Electric Games, LLC
Date: 1/19/2020 2:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Victory & Glory Napoleon Review and Tutorial
The Board Game Kaptain reviews Victory & Glory: Napoleon designed by Glenn Drover and published by Electric Games, LLC, It is a game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles in which one player takes the role of Napoleon Bonaparte and attempts to dominate the entire continent of Europe while the other player controls Great Britain and the other allied nations and troops that comprise an ever-changing alliance bent on stopping Napoleon! They move armies and navies, fight epic battles, recruit new troops, and add new regions to their domain.
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Date: 1/19/2020 2:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted: Normandy Review
Another review by The Players Aid of Undaunted Normandy, a clever but challenging WW II deck building card game about D-Day by Roland MacDonald published by Osprey Games
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Date: 1/19/2020 2:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted: Normandy Review - Sharp as a Box of Bayonets
June, 1944: Through the D-Day landings, the Allies have seized a foothold on the beaches of Normandy. Now you must lead your troops forward as you push deeper into France and drive the German forces back. You will face intense resistance, machine gun fire, and mortar bombardment, but a great commander can turn the situation to their advantage! A good, always entertaining, overview by Shut Up & Sit Down of Undaunted Normandy, a WW II deck building card game about D-Day at the tactical level. It's a very clever design by Roland MacDonald published by Osprey Games
Game: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 1/19/2020 2:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 4
This is the 4th entry evaluating good gameplay of Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games. that focuses on the Election Track, the rules that govern an election and the Election County Count Procedure that determines how an election is decided.
Game: Cataclysm: A Second World War

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 1/19/2020 2:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Cataclysm – full campaign online
The gamers at The Boardgames Chronicle got together online for a complete campaign of Scott Muldoon and William Terdoslavich"s Cataclysm: A Second World War published by GMT Games.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 1/19/2020 12:05:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#952) for 19-Jan-2020 and the winners for the last Challenge (#951).
Game: 1972: The Lost Phantom

Publisher: @games online
Date: 1/18/2020 3:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1972: The Lost Phantom - Centurion's Review
Play-through and review by David Lent for his Centurion's Review site.
Game: Red Flag Over Paris

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 1/18/2020 3:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Red Flag Over Paris - First design by Fred Serval
"Red Flag Over Paris", currently on the GMT Games P500 list, is a short, yet challenging, two-player strategic game simulating the two months of intense confrontation between the Communards and the government in Versailles during the 1871 Paris Commune. This video gives an overview of the prototype and explain how this game is different from other games in the same system, like "Fort Sumter". Video produced by designer Fred Serval.
Game: Bonaparte at Marengo

Publisher: Simmons Games
Date: 1/18/2020 10:38:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bonaparte at Marengo Review by Gibert Collins
Gilbert Collins reviews one of the most innovative Napoleonic war game systems out there, Bonaparte at Marengo by Simmons Games. If you haven't tried these games, you should!
Game: War of the Ring

Publisher: Ares Games
Date: 1/18/2020 10:37:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
War of the Ring - Shut Up & Sit Down Review
Always entertaining, the gents at Shut Up & SIt Down bring us back to Middle Earth in their review of Ares Games' War of the Ring. Where else would you see a game compared to a pear?!
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Date: 1/18/2020 10:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room-Opening Moves Soviet Union
And now it's the Soviets turn in War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Date: 1/18/2020 10:34:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room Opening Moves pt.2 Imperial Japan
Possible Japanese first turn moves in War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Date: 1/18/2020 10:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room-Opening Moves
Possible early situations and challenges in gameplay... starting with the Axis in War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Date: 1/18/2020 10:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room-Rules:The Basics
A good place to start learning War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 1/17/2020 5:25:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel Puts You Right in to the Action! – GMT’s Tank Duel Board Game Review
"If World War II armor is your cup of tea – get this game!" Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Tank Duel Enemy in the Crosshairs, giving it a 95% rating! Check out why Rick comments that the game "…really immerses you in the control of one or more tanks and gives you the feel of being enclosed in the metal beasts."


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