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    Wargame Review- Armchair General March 2013

    Scourge of War: Antietam Scourge of War: Antietam is a real-time tactical wargame covering the September 1862 Battle of Antietam. Gamers take command of a brigade, division or corps as part of the larger Union or Confederate army....

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General March 2013

    The original Counter-Strike debuted slightly after the Bronze Age; yet despite being long in the tooth, it has remained extremely popular among the online killing crowd. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the game’s latest iteration....

  • Reviews

    Wargame Review- Armchair General May 2013

    Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue is a turn-based operational-level game covering the German summer offensive in Russia in 1942. Players maneuver regiments across a vast hex field encompassing southern Russia from...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General May 2013

    XCOM (xcom.com), which many believe is the best turn-based strategy game ever created, is made even better with the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Developed by Firaxis (Sid Meier and company), the game features an elite organization...

  • Reviews

    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...

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    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...