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    Eisenhower Under Fire, 1944-45

    Ike’s warfighting strategy and his military competence were the targets of savage attacks by America’s British Allies. REIMS, FRANCE 2:41 A.M., MAY 7, 1945 Eleven months and one day after the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion landed Allied...

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    Australian Soldiers, 1914-45

    Aussies fought some of the toughest battles in two world wars. The list of battles fought by Australian soldiers reads like an honor roll of the toughest fighting of World Wars I and II: Gallipoli (1915), the Somme (1916), Ypres (1917),...

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    Crisis Watch: The Honest-Broker Decision

    Evenhandedness doesn’t play in the Middle East. Calling all American diplomats! Repeat after me: “They’re not like us, they’re not like us …” For the past dozen years, our foreign policy has tried to tease out the hidden...

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    Letters from Readers- Armchair General January 2014

    Best Hitler Actor? Thanks for the list of “Hitler films” See I have seen most of the , November 2013 Must-Read/Must- ACG. movies on your list, although not all of them. I find it interesting that nearly 70 years after Hitler’s...

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    Letter from the Editor: On Strategy- Armchair General January 2014

    Strategy – deciding how to accomplish a goal—is important in all endeavors, from making financial investments to winning sports games. Yet it is absolutely vital in warfare, as several articles in this issue demonstrate.   Despite...

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    What Next, General?: Nelson at Trafalgar, 1805

     “WOODEN WALLS” It is October 18, 1805, as you assume the role of British Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. Due to your aggressiveness, exceptional tactical skill and ability to inspire your crews in numerous naval battles, you have...

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    You Command Solution: Polish Motorized Infantry Attack, 1944

    The November 2013 issue of Armchair General ® presented the Combat Decision Game “Polish Motorized Infantry Attack, 1944.” This CDG placed readers in the role of Major Wladyslaw Zgorzelski, commander of  10th Dragoons (Motorized...

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    You Command: Japanese Defense of Nomonhan, 1939

    The world in mid-1939 was an increasingly dangerous place. Two decades earlier, the 1919 Treaty of Versailles had ended World War I and created the League of Nations, yet the hope that the treaty would ensure a lasting peace proved futile....

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    Operation Enduring Freedom and Post-U.S. Afghanistan

    It is past time to leave Afghanistan to the Afghans. The present government of the Islamic Repubic of Afghanistan exhibits the same deficiencies that characterized Afghan leadership for more than a thousand years—it is fragmented,...

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    “Put the Boys In!”: The Battle of New Market, 1864

    Heroism and sacrifice by teenage Virginia Military Institute cadets helped defeat a Union invasion. “DIED ON THE FIELD OF HONOR, SIR!” On May 15th each year, the Corps of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington,...

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    The Cimbrian War, 113-101 B.C.

    Roman victory marked the beginning of the end for Rome as a republic. For a third of a century after Rome destroyed Carthage in 146 B.C., it faced no seriously threatening enemies in the Mediterranean region. Yet a major challenge was...

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    Letters from Readers- Armchair General March 2014

    Superb Crisis Watch Analysis Ralph Peters’ latest Watch America’s failed Middle East diplomacy “The column examining Crisis Honest-Broker Delusion,” January 2014 ACG is a superb analysis of the United States’ bumbling efforts...

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    Armchair General March 2014- Letter from the Editor: 10 Years of Great...

    When Eric Weider founded Armchair General ® magazine, his vision was “to bring history to life through an innovative and interactive experience.” In March 2004, that vision became a reality with the publication of ACG’s first issue....

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    Reviews- Armchair General May 2015

    Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn by James Mueller (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013). In this insightful and illuminating book, the actual 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn – Custer’s Last...

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    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General May 2015

    Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 on the first year of the Wehrmacht’s invasion of focuses the Soviet Union. Each scenario covers an army-sized operation in which players maneuver division-sized units and...

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    Game Buzz- Armchair General May 2015

    Empire: The DeckBuilding Strategy Game is a fantasy-themed game for iOS and Android devices. It combines elements of 4X strategy (explore, expand, exploit and exterminate) with deck building. In this game, players control the Empire and...