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    Wargame Review- Armchair General July 2013

    Strategic Command WWI: Breakthrough! Strategic Command WWI: Breakthrough! is an expansion pack to the turn-based game Strategic Command WWI: The Great War. The add-on features new operational-level campaigns, including the battles of...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General July 2013

    Battle of the Bulge (shenandoah-studio .com) is an operational simulation of the December 1944 German Ardennes offensive. It is also arguably the best strategy game yet created for the iPad. The design of this game is beautiful yet simple....

  • Reviews

    Wargame Review- Armchair General September 2013

    Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog is the latest in a long line of titles dating back to 1999 Close Combat Featuring improved graphics and a beefed-up operational turn phase, the game focuses on the...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General September 2013

    Bioshock Infinite (bioshockinfinite .com), the latest installment of the Bioshock franchise, is set in the year 1912. Players assume the role of Booker DeWitt, a former special investigator sent to rescue a woman named Elizabeth....

  • Reviews

    Wargame Review- Armchair General November 2013

    History: Legends of War History: Legends of War purported to be about General George S. Patton, the legendary World War II is commander. However, his exploits only come into play as backdrop in this turn-based game that feels more like a...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz Armchair General November 2013

    Breaking the Chains: War in the South China Sea (compass games.com) is a board game depicting a near-future conflict. It emphasizes nautical combat with a smooth “strike” system that makes learning the rules easy and places the burden...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Pacific War Action

    Mission variety adds spice to both Pacific Carriers and Dogfight 1942. Fans of Pacific War air combat sims have plenty of options these days, as several titles are now available from Steam (steampowered.com), two of  which are...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Fly the Swiss Alps

    A new German sim picks up where Microsoft left off. Microsoft quickly gave up on its Flight approach to flight simulations (see the July 2012 “Airware”). It’s product, a more casual clear that Bill Gates has bigger fish to fry in his...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Game Review: Assassin’s Creed III

    Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft) Set during the American Revolution, the latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed series merges sci-fi and history in winning ways. Yes, it is violent and fanciful (a centuries-long war is going on...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: World of Warplanes

    Following the success of their free-to-play armored combat simulator World of Tanks, Wargaming.net is currently bringing to life World of Warplanes, the second entry in their series of mid- 20th-century vehicular combat titles. I recently...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Rising Storm

    Rising Storm, a shared effort of developers and fans of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, is among the very best multiplayer first-person-shooters set in World War II for the PC. Excellent environments, asymmetrical warfare, and...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Timeline World War 2

    Timeline World War 2 Ballista Media, narrated by Robert MacNeil. For iOS 5.0 or later. Available on iTunes, $13.99.  You can now hold a good chunk of World War II in your hand. Timeline World War 2, a new iPad app, cunningly mixes...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Battlefield mApps

    Battlefield mApps: Battle of the Bulge  By Joseph Thomson. For iOS 5.0 or later. Available on iTunes, $8.99.  Sometimes a picture—especially a map—is worth a thousand words. This new iPad app makes maps central in bringing...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2014

    Strategic Command: Assault on Communism Strategic Command: Assault on Communism new expansion to Command: WWII Global Strategic, a Conflict, covers the 1941-45 German-Soviet war in Russia. Players can choose to fight a specific campaign...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2014

    With East Versus West (eastversuswest.com), the Heart of Iron game series moves beyond World War II, through the Cold War and into the conflict that never happened – World War III. Players take control of any country between 1946 and...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews-Armchair General March 2014

    Scourge of War: Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Collection Scourge of War: Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Collection Civil War games into one bundles several comprehensive package. Players can fight engagements from Gettysburg, Antietam,...