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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 2014

    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 2014

    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 2014

    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...

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    What Next, General?: Yamashita Invades Malaya, 1941-42

    It is November 6, 1941, as you assume the role of Imperial Japan- ese Army (IJA) Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita. Earlier today you took command of 25th Army at its Saigon head- quarters in Japanese-occupied French Indochina. (See...

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    You Command Solution: French Foreign Legion in Mexico, 1863

    The January 2014 issue of Armchair General ® presented the Combat Decision Game “French Foreign Legion in Mexico, 1863.” This CDG placed readers in the role of Captain Jean Danjou, commander of the French Foreign Legion’s 3d...

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    You Command: Anglo-Egyptian War, 1882

    In the last quarter of the 19th century, empires controlled much of the world. The competition among imperial powers to expand their territory through occupation or financial-economic domination was fierce. Yet not all imperial powers were...

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    Lam Son 719 South Vietnam Invades Laos, 1971

    The Vietnam War’s best historian examines the costly attack on an enemy sanctuary. On February 8, 1971, less than two years after U.S. President Richard Nixon announced his intention to “Vietnamize” the war, troops f (ARVN) crossed...

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    Task Force Faith: Heroism in Korea, 1950

    Surrounded and outnumbered, U.S. Army Soldiers battled Chinese troops in desperate combat at Chosin Reservoir. In November 1950, five months after the Korean War began with communist North Korea’s June 25 invasion of democratic South...

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    The Viking Assault on Constantinople, 860

    The “fury of the Northmen” hit the Byzantine Empire in a surprise attack on the Queen of Cities. Byzantine Emperor Theophilus was gracious in his treatment of the two ambassadors who had arrived unexpectedly in the imperial capital,...

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    Buffalo Soldiers, 1866-1951

    The U.S. Army’s famed African-American cavalrymen and infantrymen. African-Americans have fought in the United States’ wars since the Revolution, and during the Civil War they comprised over 10 percent of Union Army troops and 16...

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    Armchair General May 2014- Letter from the Editor: Victory and Defeat

    The terms “victory” and “defeat” seem straightforward and clear cut. One side wins, the other side loses. End of story. Yet as several articles in this issue show, in the context of wars, battles and military operations, it is not...

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    Game Buzz- Armchair General July 2014

    Battle Worlds: Kronos harkens back to games such as Battle Isle and a time when turn-based strategy ruled the PC. Funded through Kickstarter, it puts players in control of the forces of either the Yerla or the Rebels as they wind their way...