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    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General September 2014

    Unity of Command: Black Turn Unity of Command: Black Turn based prequel to of Command: Stalingrad is a turn- Unity Campaign. It covers Operation Barbarossa, the Wehrmacht’s 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union, offering 13 linked scenarios...

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    What Next, General?: Battle of Culloden, 1746

    It is April 15, 1746, as you assume the role of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. You are also known as the “Young Pre- tender” since you seek to reinstate your family, the House of Stuart, to the British throne by deposing the current...

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    You Command: Battle of Cholm Pocket, 1942

    As German Major General Theodor Scherer, YOU lead a surrounded battle group in a desperate attack against Red Army forces. Operation Barbarossa, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s massive invasion of the Soviet Union that began World War II on...

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    Sino-Vietnamese War, 1979

    China sought to punish Vietnam, yet both sides claimed victory in the short but bloody war. On February 17, 1979, troops from the People’s Republic of China attacked the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in what became known as the...

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    August 1914: Clash of Armies

    French and German armies fought World War I’s first major battles on the Western Front in Alsace and Lorraine. The First Battle of the Marne, fought September 5-12, 1914, ended in Germany’s failure to knock France out of the war...

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    Battle of Himera, 480 B.C.

    Greeks defeated the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily. Xerxes, “king of kings,” ruler of the vast Persian Empire, prepared well for his revenge against the Greeks. Not only did he amass the largest army the world had ever seen with the...

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    Dispatches- Armchair General September 2014

    24 Distinguished Service Crosses Upgraded to Medals of Honor Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars – World War II, Korea and Vietnam – who previously received Distinguished Service Crosses (DSCs) for their actions have now had...

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    Letters from Readers- Armchair General September 2014

    ACG in the Classroom I am a middle school social studies teacher in Moore, Okla. I have been using your magazine in my classroom to stir discussion and generate interest in history. My students love your articles and especially the...

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    Crisis Watch: Guess Who’s Back?

    Nationalism rises from the grave. It was supposed to be dead, with the stake of history driven through its heart. I, too, wrote of the end of ideology, of humanity’s return to wars of faith and ethnicity. Those wars will remain with us,...

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    Armchair General September 2014 Letter from the Editor: To End All Wars

    The global war that erupted in August 1914 was at the time variously called the Great War, the European War, or simply “the war.” Some referred to it as “the war to end all wars,” fervently hoping it would live up to that lofty...

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    Reviews- Armchair General November 2014

    United States Army: The Definitive Illustrated History by D.M. Giangreco (Sterling, 2014). The operative word in this visually stunning book’s title is “definitive.” Giangreco, an award-winning author and military historian, traces...

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    You Command Solution: Battle on Golan Heights, 1973

    The July 2014 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game “Battle on Golan Heights, 1973.” This CDG placed readers in the role of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Captain Meir Zamir, commander of a company of 10 Centurion...

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    Interactive Combat: Americans vs. Soviets: Fulda Gap, 1980

    You are Army Lieutenant Jack Raker, leader of a platoon of five M60A3 tanks in U.S. 3d “Spearhead” Armored Division stationed at Ray Barracks, Friedberg, West Germany. In the fourth decade of the Cold War between the United States and...

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    Blood on the Border: The U.S.-Mexican War

    The U.S.-Mexican War erupted along the Rio Grande River over the disputed Trans-Nueces region. Grande River. The Mexican government insisted that the actual border was the Rio Nueces, 200 miles to the north. The intervening Trans-Nueces...

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    Edward The “Black Prince”

    England’s famed Hundred Years’ War commander never lost a battle. At Crécy, south of Calais in northern France, on August 26, 1346, Prince Edward, the eldest son of England’s King Edward III, “won his spurs” in one of the most...

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    The Civil War Attack That Never Happened

    During the 1864 Siege of Petersburg, deserters from both sides foiled an imminent bloody assault. Mid-July 1864 found Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Union Major General George G. Meade’s Army of the...