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    What Next, General? Battle of Minden, 1759

    As a Prussian field marshal, YOU face French forces in a battle during history’s first global war. It is late July 1759 as you assume the role of Prussian Field Marshal Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, nephew and confidant of Prussia’s...

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    Interactive: Battle of Trenton, 1776

    Choose the correct target for an American infantryman facing multiple Hessian mercenaries. You are Private James MacFarlane, an infantryman in General George Washington’s Continental Army. Yesterday – Christmas Day 1776 – Washington...

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    Crisis Watch- Cradle of Counterinsurgency

    Humans are hardwired to resist. In 1962, I was 10 years old and commanded an impressive invading army. My 7-year-old brother and I collected toy soldiers and their weapons obsessively, waging wars that lasted several months. Each room of...

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    When Titans Tangled

    As America was feeling an urge for empire, Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt rumbled. ...

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    Reviews- Armchair General September 2013

    Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World  by James Lacey and Williamson Murray (Bantam, 2013).  In the tradition of Sir Edward Creasy’s 1851 classic, Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, two of today’s...

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    The Fall of Elam, 645 B.C.

    Assyrians obliterated the troublesome kingdom in present-day Iran. Twenty-first century Iran exasperates its neighbors and defies the world’s major powers with its outrageous and often belligerent behavior. Yet over 2,600 years ago the...

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    While Mali Matters

    An Islamist takeover offers terrorists a safe haven—and a launching pad for future attacks- in Northwest Africa. “A QUARREL IN A FARAWAY COUNTRY” On September 30, 1938, Britain’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the...

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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...