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Game: Antietam: September 17, 1862

Series: Civil War Brigade Battle Series
Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Date: 9/28/2020 6:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Antietam 1862 - Bloody Lane
"This is the sort of game that if you buy it, you will play it." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out Worthington Publishing's Antietam September 17, 1862. Norm provides us with his always entertaining mix of insightful analysis and action: "There is suddenly a scary moment for the Union in the centre…"!
Game: Brotherhood & Unity

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 9/28/2020 5:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Brotherhood & Unity: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 by Compass Games
Brotherhood & Unity: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 by Compass Games is reviewed by A Wargamers Needful Things and they conclude, "So, like any good wargame, Brotherhood & Unity is a juggling game. If I am on a streak of good luck, do I keep pushing it, or sit back and dig in? The Foreign Attitude part of the game makes it that much harder to keep all the balls in the air. With a play time of two to three hours, it is perfect for game night and also doesn't need to take up the table except for those hours."
Game: Versailles 1919

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/28/2020 5:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Versailles 1919 – first impressions – solo variant
The Boardgames Chronicle gives us their first impressions of a new Geoff Engelstein, Mark Herman design for GMT Games covering the negotiations that ended the First World War, Versailles 1919. They used the solo variant and came away wanting to delve deeper into the game.
Game: Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/27/2020 1:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
TRIUMPH & TRADGEDY PBEM: THE UMPIRE’S VIEW
Last week Russ Lockwood reporting for The Board Gaming Life.com gave us an After Action Report of an innovative, play by email, five player umpired variant for Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power published by GMT Games. In this article we get the umpire's perspective and some introspection about how the variant played out.
Game: Plevna

Series: Empires At War Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 9/27/2020 9:36:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
E-Rules for Chancellorsville and Plevna
Strategy & Tactics Magazine provides E-Rules for their games. See #218 for the rules used for Plevna and it's companion game Chancelorsville.
Game: Chandragupta

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/27/2020 8:48:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Chandragupta (board game)
enAcademic.com, an encyclopedia for the Internet, presents this detailed game description including: Game Play, the Indian Military System, Scenarios, Expansions, and much more. The Indian Military system features the unique “four-fold army” (foot soldiers, chariots, elephants, and cavalry) with troops divided by classes based on morale, leadership, and fighting ability.
Game: Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War 1914-18

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 9/27/2020 8:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Raiders of the Deep - U-boats of the Great War 1914-1918
Raiders of the Deep - U-boats of the Great War 1914-1918 is one of five titles in the series that started with The Hunters covering submarine warfare during the first and second world wars in a solitaire format. Gilbert Collins reviews this entry from Compass Games.
Game: Victory in Hell: The First Battle of the Naktong River, August 5-19, 1950

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 9/27/2020 8:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Victory in Hell – The First Battle of Naktong River August 5-19, 1950 Board Game Review.
High Flying Dice Games is known for high quality low price games as well as for focusing on military topics not often addressed by other game companies. Victory in Hell: The First Battle of the Naktong River, August 5-19, 1950 simulates the desperate defensive by the UN forces to hold the Pusan perimeter during the Korean War. The Armchair General reviews this game and generally feels it provides excellent gameplay with good solitaire playability for a low price.
Game: Old School Tactical Vol III

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Date: 9/27/2020 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Old School Tactical Volume 3: – Pacific 1942/1945 from Flying Pig Games
Old School Tacticall from Flying Pig Games is a tactical combat system that focuses on World War II to date. The game focused on the simulation of small unit combined arms engagements where historical units, weapons, armor and vehicles will duke it out on a beautifully crafted board full of hexes. The Players Aid reviews the third installment in the series covering the Pacific war.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 9/27/2020 12:15:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#988) for 27-Sep-2020 and the winners for the last Challenge (#987).
Game: They Were Soldiers

Publisher: Cadet Games
Date: 9/25/2020 6:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
They Were Soldiers and Dak To: Hill 875 - Now on Kickstarter
New from Cadet Games, now available via Kickstarter, They Were Soldiers and Dak To: Hill 875, the board game of the battle that changed the war in Vietnam! 450 Americans faced long odds against the NVA at LZ X-Ray. Nov 14, 1965. Reserve your copy now and support the effort to get this game made!
Game: Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

Series: Commands & Colors Tricorne:
Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 9/25/2020 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising from Compass Games Preview
Moe's Game Table previews another offering from designer Richard Borg in the Command & Colors system, Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising published by Compass Games.
Game: Sherman Leader

Series: Tank Leader
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 9/25/2020 1:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Combat
Seek Out and Play teaches you how to play Dan Verssen Games' solitaire game on World War II tank combat, Sherman Leader. This is the third in a series of four videos that explains the rules..
Game: Pavlov's House

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 9/25/2020 1:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Pavlov’s House – higher difficulty levels
Pavlov's House by Dan Verssen Games remains one of the more engrossing, challenging solitaire games on the market. But if it wasn't difficult enough, The Boardgames Chronicle shows you how to make the play even more exciting by exploring the Operational Support and Tactics Card variants.
Game: Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45

Publisher: Consim Press
Date: 9/25/2020 5:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Silent Victory Review
"...the narrative you craft about your voyage is personal and exciting." Joe Fonseca reviews Consim Press' Silent Victory, a solitaire game putting you in command of a Pacific theater American submarine during World War II. See why, for those who enjoy this style of gaming, Joe is all aboard: "It’s a wonderful package and I understand why Silent Victory and it’s sister games keep getting reprints."
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/22/2020 9:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Imperial Struggle: The Global Rivalry – Britain and France 1697-1789 from GMT Games – Action Point 4
In Action Point 4 of their series on Imperial Struggle by GMT Games, The Players Aid covers the Game Sequence, the differences between Peace and War Turns, Action Rounds and the different actions available including Diplomatic, Military and Economic Actions.
Game: Across the Pacific

Publisher: Pacific Rim Publishing
Date: 9/22/2020 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Across the Pacific by Pacific Rim Publishing
Across the Pacific by Pacific Rim Publishing has been something I have wanted to get on the table at our wargaming club for a few years now. A Wargamers Needful Things reviews this design and goes over some of its unique features. "Two of the big rules or ideas in the game are 'Air Umbrellas' and CEL (Combat Effectiveness Level) for units. The Air Umbrella is a way for the player to keep a large area under his own air control. Historically, after 1942 the Japanese pilots were badly trained. The CEL rules in the game make it possible for the Japanese player to husband his good pilots, and get them into the good second part of the war airframes. "
Game: Cauldrons of War: Barbarossa

Publisher: Gaming at Work
Date: 9/21/2020 6:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Cauldrons of War Presents a Stark, yet Fresh Take on the Trials of World War II's Eastern Front
"The depth and complexity comes from attempting to wage war across the whole of the front." Joe Fonseca reviews Gaming at Work's Cauldrons of War: Barbarossa, an interesting computer simulation of the conflict that keeps the decision-making at a very high-end level, in order to enable faster game flow. Joe finds a very playable game despite some quirks, and is also intrigued by the game's unflinching look at the war's most evil aspects: "…there are tangible benefits to both perpetrating war crimes and opposing them."
Game: Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/20/2020 6:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
GMT's Death Valley GBACW Fisher's Hill Battle playthrough Analysis and Initial Surprise Attack.
The Blue Tweezers presents a replay of Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah published by GMT Games. They chose the Fisher's Hill scenario and it is a nice introduction to the battle itself and the the surprise attack by Crook's Army of West.
Game: The War of the Worlds

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 9/20/2020 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: The War of the Worlds: England from Dan Verssen Games
The War of the Worlds: England from Dan Verssen Games is a solitaire board game that puts you in command of the Human forces in a desperate attempt to defend Earth against the invading Martian Tripods! While you plan and carry out the Human side of the war, the game system commands the Martian forces. The War of the Worlds is a low complexity board game for gamers, science fiction fans, and anyone who likes an easy to play game with good decision-making. Enjoy this video review from The Players Aid and find out more about this game.
Game: Last Stand

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 9/19/2020 9:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42 from MMP Preview
Moe's Game Table opens the box on MultiMan Publishing's latest offering in their International Game Series to take a look at Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42.
Game: With It Or On It

Series: Shields & Swords Ancients Series
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Date: 9/19/2020 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 4
The Players Aid continues their series of Action Points on With It or On It published by Hollandspiele in their Shields & Swords Ancients series. This is the fourth and final Action Point which covers the Combat Phase, the Unit Type Modifier Matrix and how it all interacts with the Combat Results Table.
Game: Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD

Publisher: Wisdom Owl
Date: 9/18/2020 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Invasions volume 1 2nd playthrough setup and discussion pt1
Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD by Wisdom Owl is a well produced board game with great components but unfortunately the rules are ambiguous in several areas. Jeff's YouTube channel helps you sort it all out with this replay.
Game: Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge

Series: Invasion 1066 Series
Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 9/18/2020 4:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Stamford Bridge 1066
"...can Harold cause enough harm to the original Viking force before Orri strikes?" Norm Smith fights a rousing replay with his own title, Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge, from Revolution Games. Join Norm for the fun, and see why he can conclude that the result is "…quite typical of the swings of fortune that the system allows."
Game: Hellfire Pass

Series: Battles for North Africa Series
Publisher: 3W
Date: 9/17/2020 3:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
3 Thoughts on Hellfire Pass
Hellfire Pass! by veteran game designer Vance von Borries published by 3W in issue 39 of the Wargamer magazine utilizes The Battle for North Africa system and Retro Conflict talks about the three elements, Artillery, unique units and Reserve Movement, that make this design so special.


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