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    A Study in Command: General Balck’s Chir River Battles, 1942

    On World War II’s brutal Eastern Front, a German general fought one of history’s greatest divisional battles. In late November 1942, Soviet forces broke through the front- line positions held by Germany’s World War II allies at the...

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    Armchair General- Letter from the Editor September 2013

    Empires Lost and Won The struggle for empire across history and around the globe takes center stage in several compelling articles this issue. Two of them focus on how the World War II German army’s vaunted panzer divisions were key to...

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    Reviews- Armchair General November 2013

    Hal Moore: A Soldier Once … and Always  by Mike Guardia (Casemate, 2013).  This outstanding biography is an Armchair General “twofer”! Guardia is an ACG contributing author, and General Hal Moore, the subject of Guardia’s...

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    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...

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    What Next, General? Operation Goodwood, 1944

    As British Lieutenant General Miles Dempsey, YOU must lead the attack to break through German defenses in World War II. EDITOR’S NOTE: ACG’s September 2013 What Next, General? placed you in the role of German Field Marshal Erwin...

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    You Command: Polish Motorized Infantry Attack, 1944

    As Major Wladyslaw Zgorzelski, YOU must lead your men to close the Falaise Gap and trap German 7th Army. On September 1, 1939, World War II in Europe erupted when Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s German armies invaded Poland. (See...

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    Interactive: Mexican War Artillery, 1846

    You are Captain James Duncan, commander of Battery A, 2d United States Artillery. Your battery consists of four 6- pounder cannon drawn by teams of horses, making them highly maneuverable and extremely mobile “light artillery.” Your...

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    The Great Siege of Jerusalem

    Roman legions crush The Zealots’ Revolt. Religious extremists within a traditional society in the Middle East rebel against powerful Western influences the fanatics view as threatening their faith. The society itself is torn between...

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    The Battle of Honey Springs, 1863

    How Union forces won the “Gettysburg of Indian Territory.” In most histories of the Civil War, scant attention is paid to the battles and actions in the Trans-Mississippi area – the vast region west of the Mississippi River. Although...

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    Armchair General- Dispatches November 2013

    Navy Cross for Vietnam War Heroism Former active duty Marine Ned E. Seath received the Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor in the Marine Corps and Navy, in a February 11, 2011, ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine...

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    A Time to Kill

    Fearing the apocalypse was near, Thomas of Marle and the knights of the First Crusade unleashed holy hell on Jerusalem. The climactic battle of the First Crusade ended with the victors bathing in the blood of the vanquished. On July 15, 1...

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    Experience: Prepare for War

    British troops en route to the Falklands gird for battle—and try to tame their jitters. At the start of the 1982 Falklands War, the BBC’s Brian Hanrahan was embedded with the troops on the British aircraft carrier Hermes as it left...

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    Gunning for Yellowstone

    Betrayal and bloodshed beget America’s first national park. On a warm evening in August 1869, a group of five Piegan Indians turned up unannounced at the home of fur trader turned rancher Malcolm Clarke, 25 miles north of Helena in...

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    Guns Vs Pikes in the Habsburg-Valois Wars

    In 1522, Spanish infantrymen demonstrated the terrible power of firearms. Late in 1494, King Charles VIII of France marched into Italy at the head of a massive army—nearly 25,000 men, plus an artillery train of great siege cannons. This...

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    Experience: The Hunter and the Hunted

    An Australian sharpshooter stalks an enemy sniper during World War I. Ion Idriess (1889–1979) is best known as a popular and prolific Australian author. One of his earliest books, The Desert Column (1932), is based on the diaries he kept...

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    Conquer or Die! Hannibal Vs Scipio

    When the armies of Hannibal and Scipio collided in North Africa, the battle gave rise to an empire. One day in late October 202 BC, two of the ancient world’s greatest generals met for a parley. The Second Punic War, between Carthage and...