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    What Next General?: Rebels vs. Redcoats: Boston, 1775

    JUNE 16, 1775, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS It is June 1775 as you assume the role of Brigadier General Israel Putnam of Connecticut. Years of growing tension and discord between Britain and its American colonies finally boiled over into armed...

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    You Command Solution: World War I in Africa, 1914

    The September 2013 issue of Armchair General ® presented the Combat Decision Game “World War I in Africa, 1914.” This CDG placed readers in the role of German army Lieutenant Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbec commander of the...

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    You Command: French Foreign Legion in Mexico, 1863

    When the republic of Mexico’s ended interest payments for the country’s foreign debts in June 1861, three of Mexico’s principal European creditor nations – France, Britain and Spain – formed a military coalition to force...

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    Interactive: Soviet Patrol in Afghanistan, 1985

    You are Soviet army Lieutenant Andrei Sokolov, leader of a patrol composed of a T-62 tank with four crewmen and two BTR-60 armored personnel carriers each transporting an eight-man infantry squad. This morning, March 12, the commander of...

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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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    Interactive: French and Indian War Ambush, 1757

    You are Captain Jonas Schuyler, commander of a Massachusetts colony militia company serving alongside British army regulars garrisoning Fort  William Henry on the south shore of Lake George in Britain’s New York colony. The fort...

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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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    Interactive: U.S. Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944

    You are Major Charles D. Johnston of 3d Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), U.S. 82d Airborne Division. At 2 a.m. this morning, June 6, 1944, your unit took part in massive Allied airborne drops that placed American and...

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    What Next, General?: Zulu War, 1879

    It is early January 1879 as you assume the role of British Lieutenant General Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2d Baron Chelmsford (you are referred to and addressed by your title, Lord Chelmsford). You are currently in Britain’s...

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    You Command Solution: Japanese Defense of Nomonhan, 1939

    The March 2014 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game “Japanese Defense of Nomonhan, 1939.” This CDG placed readers in the role of Major Tomiji Kajikawa, commander of 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 7th...

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    You Command: Battle on Golan Heights, 1973

    At 2 p.m. on October 6, 1973, during the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, Israel’s neighboring Arab states of Egypt and Syria launched a powerful, two-front surprise attack, targeting the Sinai in the south and the  Golan Heights in...

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    Interactive: U.S. Tank Action in Iraq, 2004

    You are U.S. Army Lieutenant Nelson Patel, leader of a 1st Infantry Division tank platoon with four M1A1 Abrams tanks. Your unit is stationed at a forward operating base (FOB) near the city of Baqubah, 30 miles north of Baghdad, in support...