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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Game Review: Condemned Heroes

    Since the first was released in 2009, the series has Men of War installment become a favorite of World War II fiends in search of exceptionally challenging strategy games. Returning fans will be pleased that the latest chapter, Condemned...

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    A Bridge Enough: No Mercy at Nijmegen

    When a teenage paratrooper landed on Dutch soil as part of Operation Market Garden, his dreams of combat collided with bloody reality. When I heard the 82nd Airborne would be jumping into Holland, I was relieved. It was September 1944....

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    World War II- Letters from Readers December 2012

    Salerno in the Spotlight BY WHAT STANDARD could the Salerno landing be considered a “Battle Without a Victor” (July/August)? The Allies’ immediate objective was to land on the Italian mainland; the Germans’ was to prevent the...

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    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2013

    Naval War: Arctic Circle The action in Naval War: Arctic Circle takes place in the near future in the waters off the coast of  Northern Europe and in the Arctic Circle. Gamers fight real-time air, sea and undersea battles, controlling...

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    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2013

    Ubisoft (ubisoft.com) has added yet another iteration to its venerable Ghost Recon series. With Ghost Recon: Future Soldier the company has created an enjoyable, visceral, squad-based tactical shooter that will entertain military and video...

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    Greco-Turkish War, 1919-22

    The bitter struggle that created modern Greece and Turkey. Since the fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Turks in 1453, the dream of Greeks had been to recover all Greek inhabited lands held by the Turks – European Greece, the Aegean...

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    What Next, General? Marshal Konev’s East Front Offensive, 1944

    As the famed Red Army commander, YOU must defeat Adolf Hitler’s armies and liberate Ukraine. JUNE 1944, THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW It is mid-June 1944 as you assume the role of Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Stepanovich Konev, commander of...

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    You Command Solution: Hungarian Freedom Fighters, 1956

    Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to CDG #52, September 2012 issue. The September 2012 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game “Hungarian Freedom Fighters, 1956.” This CDG placed readers in the role...

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    1943: World War II’s Forgotten Year of Victory

    Unfairly overlooked by historians, this crucial year of global conflict turned the tide of war irrevocably in the Allies’ favor. The year 1943 opened badly for the once unstoppable Axis forces of Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and Imperial...

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    America’s Daring Frigate Captains

    In the War of 1812, Britain’s powerful Royal Navy met its match in a determined band of U.S. Navy warship commanders. On June 18, 1812, the United States Congress declared war on Great Britain, initiating what some historians judge the...

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    Gourmet Grunts, 1968-70

    GIs used ingenuity – and initiative – to turn field rations into field “cuisine” during the Vietnam War. In every war, soldiers have griped about their food; American GIs serving during the Vietnam War were no exception. Yet even...

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    Germany’s Secret Army, 1918-20

    Post-World War I “Freikorps” paramilitary units won control of Germany’s streets amid revolutionary chaos. Following the November 11, 1918, armistice that ended World War I’s four years of brutal fighting, German army troops...

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    MacArthur’s Defense of the Philippines, 1941-42

    Sound decisions helped create a roadblock to Japan’s Pacific blitzkrieg. The Japanese offensive that began World War II in the Pacific targeted the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, British and Dutch possessions in resource-rich...

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    Greek Hoplites, 700-300 B.C.

    These citizen-soldiers of ancient Greece were nearly unstoppable. Greek hoplites were infantry warriors who carried shields, were primarily armed with spears, and fought in the disciplined ranks of a phalanx formation – a solid mass of...

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    Crisis Watch-Command on the Move

    Drawing disastrous lessons from our last wars. Recently, a friend still on active duty shared an urgent concern about our ground forces. This officer is fighting the good fight to increase our tactical capabilities to operate a...

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    Armchair General- Letter from the Editor January 2013

    Forgotten History- Revealed! Although our popular Forgotten History department regularly presents some of the most intriguing yet little known battles and events throughout history, this issue features several additional articles on...